Where’s the Best Place to Grab Ice Cream in Houston?

Vote Now to Decide – and Get a Year of Free Ice Cream from the Winning Creamery

Ice cream is one of the greatest pleasures in life: it’s cold, its creamy, it’s sweetened to perfection. And everyone likes it. Ice cream in theory is simple to make and easy to execute – but some places go an extra step to make it colder, creamier, and oh-so-much sweeter. Because it’s only June, and we know the temps are only going to keep climbing, we need to know where to go for the best ice cream in town. Take a look at PaperCity’s top ten ice cream shops, and vote to help us crown the best in town.

This poll has now ended – Congratulations to Kevin Lee for scoring a $250 gift card to the winning restaurant.

Creamistry

Creamistry

I scream, you scream, we all scream for … science-cream? Live out your childhood fascination with smoky liquid nitrogen at Creamistry. The “Creamologists” at this hip ice cream shop use liquid nitrogen to craft your made-to-order ice cream. That’s right, each premium scoop of ice cream is made only when you order it.

Amy's Ice Creams

Amy's Ice Creams

Amy’s never disappoints. Its extra-creamy sweet treat comes in over 350 delicious standard and specialty flavors, many of which might make you take you aback. Trying to pick just one is a major feat. But don’t forget the toppings! You can load your scoop(s) up with your favorite candies, and then watch the scoop-masters mix and toss your order.

Honeychild's Sweet Creams

Honeychild's Sweet Creams

Honeychild’s prides itself on only using the best and freshest local ingredients for their handmade, creamy delights. The ingredients that go in are as important to them as they are to you– you can practically taste the love and care in each batch. Don’t go trying to find their treats at a parlor, though – they only sell at grocers, stores, markets, and some restaurants.

Sweet Bribery

Sweet Bribery

It’s all in a name at Sweet Bribery. Whether you like your ice cream done classic and simple, presented as a blast of cavity-inducing deliciousness, or made a little bit boozy, this Heights ice cream shop has your fix. Once you do decide which kind of experience you’re craving, up the sweet experience and order a glass of champagne, rosé, or beer!

Fat Cat Creamery

Fat Cat Creamery

You don’t have to be a cat person to enjoy the ice-cream churned out by Fat Cat Creamery – you just have to have a love for handcrafted, small-batch ice cream made with only the freshest local ingredients. And with Fat Cat’s five year-round, staple flavors and their ever-rotating seasonal creations, you’ll be going back for more even after summer ends.

SweetCup Gelato & Sorbet Originale

SweetCup Gelato & Sorbet Originale

Over 200 flavors – that’s how SweetCup Gelato and Sorbet Originale likes to do it. The gelato and sorbet masters at this local shop are proud of their Texas flair on the Italian classic, and because the ice cream is available at a number of Whole Foods and Central Markets state-wide, our fellow-Texans also have a chance  to enjoy this oh-so-special treat.

Cloud 10 Creamery

Cloud 10 Creamery

Forget Cloud 9, it’s all about Cloud 10. This popular local creamery boasting three locations only blends their ice creams and sorbets one half-gallon at a time. Now that’s fresh. But what to do if you’re (somehow) not satisfied with their ice cream offerings? Well just let the staff know, and award-winning pastry chef Chris Leung will make you a personalized batch.

Gelazzi

Gelazzi

If you’ve ever had the joy of indulging in true Italian gelato, you know there’s something special about it. Thankfully, Gelazzi brought the special Italian dessert to Houston back in 1953. Their passion for Italian culture, along with their commitment to quality ingredients and flavors might make you feel like you’re walking the streets of Florence.

milk + sugar

milk + sugar

You can thank the husband and wife duo who established this ever-popular creamery in the Montrose area. Of the many things those who frequent milk + sugar might rave about, you can guarantee that the set of creative flavors will be at the top of the list. Though milk + sugar’s classics may not be what you consider classics, just trust their judgment. You won’t regret it.

Smoosh Cookies

Smoosh Cookies

You should never settle when it comes to choosing between your favorite desserts – cookies or ice cream? And thankfully Smoosh believes the same thing. At Smoosh, you can get your favorite cold treat literally smooshed between two giant cookies. Oh wait I’m sorry, you wanted donuts not cookies? Lucky you can wedge your ice cream between donuts, too.

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