Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots
8. The Chocolate Bar
Photo by Troy Fields The Chocolate Bar offers other flavors of ice cream, but I don't know why you'd get anything other than chocolate.
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.
7. Amy's Ice Cream
Photos from Amy's Ice Cream You get ice cream and a show at Amy's, thanks to the coordinated servers.
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).