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8 Tasty Ice Cream Spots in Dallas, TX 🍦

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
Cauldron Ice Cream
Botolino Gelato Artigianale
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Pure Milk and Honey
Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream
Parlor’s Ice Creams
Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
Cauldron Ice Cream
Botolino Gelato Artigianale
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Pure Milk and Honey
Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream
Parlor’s Ice Creams

Frozen treats are always welcomed, but especially so when you live in an area that reaches triple digits several weeks out of the year. So, it’s no wonder Texans have a few celebrated spots to cool down with one of America’s favorite desserts, ice cream. And as the home of the iconic and original Polar Bear Ice Cream Company (no longer in operation under such name), Dallas is just the city to show off all the cool-kid cones and double-dipped desserts the lone star state has to offer. When you need to cool down with a delicious cup or cone of ice cream in Dallas, TX check out our list below. 


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Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

6401 Hillcrest Ave Dallas, TX 75205 
(972) 913-4001

If you’re looking to challenge your tastebuds with new cool experiences, Baldo’s is your ice cream shop. With the motto, “Anything but vanilla,” Baldo’s is all about letting simple flavors sing, by expanding your horizons with a few, distinctive ingredients in each offering. Try salted caramel, cinnamon toast crunch or coffee oreo, for example. And if you can’t decide, indulge in a mini ice cream cone flight or the renowned affogato—any flavor of ice cream drown in a hot shot of fresh espresso. 

 


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Howdy Homemade Ice Cream 

12300 Inwood Rd Ste 200 Dallas, TX 75244 
(214) 484-1552

Built around two pillars—amazing ice cream and even better people—Howdy’s prides itself in chilling out with some of the best folks in town. Its purpose is to create jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities using the power of smiles and amazing ice cream. And it’s working. Not only do flavors like chocolate-as-all-get-out and birthday cake hold spots in Dallas hearts ‘round the city, they are also now featured in many grocery freezers and at nine franchise businesses across the south. So, next time you’re in need of a friendly face—and maybe a cone or two—stop by Howdy’s scoop shop.        

 


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Cauldron Ice Cream

3001 Knox St Ste 103 Dallas, TX 75205 
(469) 862-4100

A little fun and flirty, Cauldron Ice Cream began in the garage of another sunny state—California—in 2014. Since then, it’s expanded to more than 10 locations, including its first international spot in Toronto. And, Dallas has welcomed the small batch, all-natural homemade flavors with open mouths. With tastes inspired by its communities, travel and family & friends, new flavors—strawbaby, rose h2o and pineapple express—are always on the horizon and menus are updated quarterly to keep things interesting. Stop in and have a cone, because as they say, “it’s not gonna lick itself.”   

 


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Botolino Gelato Artigianale

2116 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX 75206 
(469) 776-9077

Bringing his long-standing familiar food history from Italy to Dallas, Carlo Bottolo, created Botolino as a love-letter to his grandmother, the first person to teach him to cook. Inspired by her legacy and schooled by gelato masters in Italy, Carlo’s passion for his pure frozen desserts is apparent. Flavors like mascarpone & fig, coconut stracciatella and olive oil set Botolino’s apart from other creameries, and they are not to be missed on your next trip to Dallas.    

 


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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

2649 Main St Dallas, TX 75226 
(469) 317-7126

Founded by James Beard Award-Winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton, Jeni’s smooth, buttercream body, bright flavor and clean finish makes it the gold-standard. And, built on the fellowship model, Jeni’s ingredients and inspirations come from its community partnerships with growers, makers and producers. In the mood for the comfort of a warm fruit crumble, but its 103? Try a scoop of brambleberry crisp. Or, celebrate Christmas in July with a brown-butter almond brittle cone. Whatever your bent is to beat the heat, Jeni’s creative flavor profiles will leave you curiously satisfied and coming back for more.    

 

Pure Milk and Honey

5321 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 135 Dallas, TX 75206 
(972) 982-2385

Looking to make the best soft serve ice cream in the state, Pure Milk and Honey partners with local certified organic Texas dairy and bee farmers to formulate the purist, most delicious recipe. Using quality milk and honey not only differentiates the flavor profiles of Pure Milk and Honey’s ice cream, but adds some health benefits—promoting digestive health, regulating blood sugar levels and increased antioxidants—to sweeten the deal.   

   


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Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream

3034 Mockingbird Ln Dallas, TX 75205 
(214) 987-1200

Not looking to completely reinvent the wheel, Pokey O’s smartly brought its baked goods to the ice cream party to create some of Dallas’ favorite frozen treats. Serving up 16 flavors of Texas-staple Blue Bell Ice Cream with its original 13 home-baked cookies, Pokey O’s invented a new way to cool off the dog days of Dallas summer—the ice cream sandwich. From classics like white chocolate macadamia nut, to more nuanced fudge nut brownie, all of Pokey O’s gourmet cookies are trans-fat free, kosher and pair well with ice cream. 

 


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Parlor’s Ice Creams

6465 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 465 Dallas, TX 75214 
(214) 281-5057

As one of the newest creameries to grace Dallas, Parlor’s story starts with its local friendships and partners all over the DFW area and ends with its 8-step process to great-tasting ice cream. Taking pride in using the most sustainable local ingredients and practices, Parlor’s boasts scratch-made flavors like triple nut-butter cookie, cold brew and milk and cookies are changing the local ice cream game. With seasonal menus and an ever-evolving love for this creative endeavor, Parlor’s is one scoop shop to watch, and taste.