Rest of the Best 2013: Top Ten Ice Cream Spots

Categories: Top 10

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Photo from Cloud 10 Creamery
The banana split at Cloud 10 Creamery is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
2. Cloud 10 Creamery
Chris Leung started his dessert business by selling to restaurants and chefs, but eventually demand for his stunning sweets became so great that he decided to open up his own place. Cloud 10 Creamery launched in October, and there's been a steady crowd lining up for Leung's unique flavors and whimsical creations ever since. The banana split is a thing of beauty that re-examines all that a banana split should be (ice cream, bananas and toppings) with a gourmet twist. The ice cream flavors themselves are impressive in both texture and because they all taste exactly like what they're supposed to. That may sound like obvious criteria for good ice cream, but never have I had smooth, creamy peanut butter and jelly ice cream in which I could actually taste the toast. Bravo, Mr. Leung. Bravo.

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Photo from Fat Cat Creamery
No need for carrot cake a la mode. Fat Cat Creamery has combined the two for you!
1. Fat Cat Creamery
While the soon-to-open storefront is new to the scene, Fat Cat Creamery is no stranger to serving its crave-inducing homemade ice cream all over town. Using fine-quality local ingredients, these cats dream up and scoop out flavors like Maple and Candied Bacon, the eggnog-flavored Railean Rum and Brandy, and the not-so-old-fashioned Cat's Meow Mexican Vanilla. The storefront should be opening in late November, but until then you can find Fat Cat at more than a dozen shops around Houston. Also, the ice cream cups are made of leftover wheat straw and are fully compostable, which means eating Fat Cat ice Cream is good for the environment. From Pumpkin Cheesecake to Gettin' Figgy With It, no matter what you get it'll be ultra-creamy and ultra-delightful.

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!Ā 

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