Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

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Creamy, dreamy ice cream at The Burger Guys.
6. The Burger Guys
They may be better known for their burgers (and duck-fat fries), but these guys also make some creamy and delicious ice cream in-house. Because it's made in small batches just for the burger joint, owners Jake Mazzu and Brandon Fisch are able to experiment with funky flavors like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese iced coffee). The Burger Guys love throwing cereal into their ice cream or into their crazy milkshakes, so look for Captain Crunch, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other sugary breakfast treats you loved as a child. Ah, nostalgia.

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Photo from Whipped and Licked Ice Cream
Whipped and Licked's dipped cones are like the Drumsticks of our childhoods, only waaaaay better.
5. Whipped and Licked Ice Cream
Whipped and Licked (don't Google that without "ice cream" after it) opened this year, and though it's sold only out of other businesses like Antidote, Boomtown and Black Hole, it's already made quite a splash, thanks to the fun and funky flavors and prominence of booze in many of the recipes. In Whipped and Licks' "about me" section on Facebook, the only description is "It's fun and it's fucking ice cream." But really it's so much more than that. The flavors are constantly changing and evolving, but recently I was able to try the Banana Royal Dip, a cone filled with banana rum ice cream with a brown sugar caramelized banana swirl. Oh, and then the whole thing is dipped in a chocolate shell. And then there's the Urban Cowboy, with peanut butter and bourbon ice cream and a salty peanut butter and Coca Cola swirl. Oh, and the roasted plum sorbet "bitch slapped with ginger, lemon and pimento dram liqueur." I'm sorry, I can't pick a favorite.

Location Info

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

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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