Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

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The Chocolate Bar offers other flavors of ice cream, but I don't know why you'd get anything other than chocolate.
8. The Chocolate Bar
All of the ice cream at The Chocolate Bar is good, but the chocolate is, of course, the best. And by "the chocolate," I mean one of the dozen or so variations of chocolate available at the decadent shop. There's Chocolate Malt, Creamy Dreamy Truffle, Let's Go Oreo and Brownie Supreme; but my favorite is the simple French Silk, which tastes just like a good old fashioned milk chocolate ice cream. There's nothing too rich or too complicated about it, which means it's easy to accidentally consume far more than anyone should. But don't worry; The Chocolate Bar also has Lemon Velvet ice cream, which serves as a cool palate cleanser before you go back for round two.

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Photos from Amy's Ice Cream
You get ice cream and a show at Amy's, thanks to the coordinated servers.
7. Amy's Ice Cream
This funky ice cream shop first opened in Austin in 1984 (using a hot check to pay the first month's rent), but since then it's expanded to San Antonio and Houston as well. Part of the schtick at Amy's is the ice cream acrobatics employed by the servers to make your trip to the ice cream parlor a little more exciting. They'll toss scoops of ice cream in the air behind their back or across the counter to another server, who will then catch it in a cup before handing it over. Theatrics aside, Amy's makes some darn good ice cream in unusual flavors like Irish Coffee (booze included) and Strawberry Amaretto (booze not included).

Location Info

Venue

Map

Fat Cat Creamery

1910 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Cloud 10 Creamery

5216 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Eatsie Boys

4100 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Hank's Ice Cream Parlor

9291 S. Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Burger Guys - CLOSED

12225 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Amy's Ice Creams

3816 Farnham, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Pollo Bravo

10434 Richmond, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

La King's Confectionery

2323 Strand St., Galveston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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8 comments
Jessica Winham
Jessica Winham

Woot woot hanks! Just beware last time I was in hanks they only accepted cash, no credit machine. Maybe they have changed but I will surley keep a $5 in my purse just for them.

Bing Yao
Bing Yao

You had me at 'ice cream'.

Roxana Akbar
Roxana Akbar

Supernintendo Chalmers y'all need to infiltrate this list man!

Kathy Stabe
Kathy Stabe

Sweet Things in Katy is awesome. All ice cream made in house, with really unique flavors that change regularly. Their signature flavor, Cinnamon Toast, is always there. Last time I went (last weekend), they had Maple Bacon, Strawberry Balsamic, and No Label Black (made with a beer from the excellent No Label brewery, also in Katy).

Brandon Muzny
Brandon Muzny

Not in Houston but Ritter's is worth a trip to Katy

juliejulezz
juliejulezz

@Kathy Stabe i second this! the owner is a very nice lady and is happy to let you sample all their unique offerings. i have the hardest time picking...they're all so good! 

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