Houston's Top 10 Ice Creams for National Ice Cream Month

Categories: Sweets, Top 10

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A double-scooper at our No. 1 pick
Fittingly, July is National Ice Cream Month. Finally! A national food holiday/month that makes at least a modicum of sense.

And because it's National Ice Cream Month, this week's list will round up ice cream only. Although there are plenty of great gelato, shaved ice, snoballs, snow cones, frozen yogurts and raspas in town, those are all posts for another day.

10. Marble Slab Creamery

Long before there were such things as artisan ice cream or small-batch, locavore creations, there was Marble Slab (and/or Baskin-Robbins, depending on your childhood preference). I'm still a fan of Marble Slab for two reasons: It allows you to mix crushed candy bars, fruit, nuts -- you name it -- into your ice cream. And it lets you take any ice cream, any "fixing" and blend them into either a shake or a malt. I'm telling you, you ain't lived till you've had a peanut butter ice cream and banana malt from Marble Slab.

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The Montrose at Amy's Ice Creams
9. Amy's Ice Creams

Just like Marble Slab, Austin-based Amy's lets you mix it up. My personal favorite is The Montrose: sweet cream mixed with bananas, fluffy marshmallows and -- naturally -- rainbow jimmies.

The Mexican vanilla is also a long-time favorite, but rotating and/or seasonal flavors such as Shiner Bock, Belgian Blueberry and Bourbon Chocolate Walnut keep patrons coming back each week to see what's new.







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Lúcuma ice cream at Pollo Bravo
8. Pollo Bravo

The ​Pollo Bravo on Richmond at the Beltway is the only place in town I know of that makes homemade lúcuma ice cream. In fact, they're still the only place I know that serves lúcuma ice cream, for that matter.

The flavor is difficult to describe -- caramel custard or flan with a telltale chalkiness at the end -- and in its native Peru, lúcuma is the preferred ice cream flavor over any other.





Location Info

Venue

Map

Amy's Ice Cream

3816 Farnham St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pollo Bravo

10434 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Burger Guys - CLOSED

12225 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Indika

516 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pondicheri

2800 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Eatsie Boys

, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hank's Ice Cream Parlor

9291 S. Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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9 comments
Emily Lloyd
Emily Lloyd

 Amazing, summer and ice cream are truly the perfect match!

Talia
Talia

Wonderful to see Hank's as #1! I got to meet the man only once, and he was a frozen treat genius!

Thebarryfarm
Thebarryfarm

As amazing as the ice cream is at Fat Cat Creamery the owners are even more so. A remarkably dedicated couple who source locally and do the hard work of actually churning each batch here in Houston.

Katharine Shilcutt
Katharine Shilcutt

"And because it's National Ice Cream Month, this week's list will round up ice cream only. Although there are plenty of great gelato, shaved ice, snoballs, snow cones, frozen yogurts and raspas in town, those are all posts for another day."

Jms
Jms

Fat Cat Creamery, absolutely delicious ! Also sold in Pasadena at Sycamore Grounds Coffee House. Off Beltway 8 and Pine ave...

Kelli
Kelli

No Gelato Blu or Nundini's?

Cinnamonhaha
Cinnamonhaha

I would like to try homemade ube ice cream. I think that'd hit the spot. 

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