According to City Locals, These Delightful Dessert Parlors Have The Best Ice Cream in Dallas

As the summer heat rolls in, Dallas residents are flocking to their pools and outdoor parks to soak in the rays. What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with some sweet treats? Luckily, there are an endless array of ice cream parlors in Dallas to choose from. Whether you are looking for a savory ice cream cone filled with your favorite candies or a healthy frozen yogurt topped with fruit, Dallas has plenty of bustling ice cream shops open and available for your choosing.

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Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream

3034 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas |

Sweet Servings of Ice Cream Fit for Fighting Off the Dallas Heat

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Celebrate Taco Tuesday with a colorful ice cream taco topped with rainbow sprinkles. Image courtesy of Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream

With 16 ice cream flavors and 13 different types of cookies, Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream is sure to have a delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Snickerdoodle are a couple of their most popular cookie options. You can even mix and match different flavors of ice cream and cookies to create the ultimate ice cream sandwich designed just for your taste buds. Pokey O’s also offers ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, cookie cakes, popcorn, and more. 

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“This is such a hidden gem! For less than $4 you can have a delicious customized ice cream sandwich with the cookies and ice cream of your choice. The cookies are made fresh each day!

I've had the cappuccino chunk cookies, chocolate chip, and the tuxedo. They were all great!” - Yelp Review 

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

6401 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas |

Creative Ice Cream Dishes and Nutritious Frozen Yogurt in the Heart of Dallas

Why have just one cone when you can have three? Image courtesy of Yelp

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors, from the thick Sprinkle Cake Batter and Caramel Cookie options to the sweet Pineapple Kiwi Sorbet and Cherry Coke Frosted Flakes selections. For a caffeine pick-me-up, add a cold brew or latte to your order. Want to show your friends and family members your appreciation? Send them a customized Baldo’s Box filled with delicious ice cream pints and treats to remind them how much you love them. For special, social distance-friendly occasions, you can also order custom 10 in cakes perfect for serving small groups of people. 

“A great place for ice cream. They have flavors you won't find anywhere else. Ice cream flights people - the kid inside me said yes please and thank you! The stand out was the chocolate. Pow boom in my mouth! Didn't expect one of the best chocolate experiences of my life laid in this mini scoop of ice cream. I look forward to going back.” - Yelp Review

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

4333 Lovers Lane, Dallas |

Funky and Delightful Homemade Ice Cream Treats on Lovers Lane

This quirky little treat is perfect for cooling off during a hot summer day. Image courtesy of Yelp

Howdy Homemade was founded on the desire to serve fun and delicious dessert dishes to residents and visitors in the city of Dallas. Some of the shop’s most popular — and unique —  ice cream flavors include Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Swirl, Pecan Harvest, and Chocobananas. Howdy Homemade also serves a wide range of sweet sorbets, including Watermelon Waterfalls, Huckleberry Lemonade, and Sweet Mango. Have a special request for a cake or ice cream dish? Ask Howdy Homemade, and they’ll be sure to accommodate your vision. 

“Definitely some very creamy ice cream. I had to go with the Dr. Pepper flavor. If you like DP this flavor is for you. I also had to add a scoop of Creamsicle. I loved the smooth, cold taste. The ice cream was also just at the right temperature giving it the consistency of soft serve.” - Yelp Review

Others Say - Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

117 W Hickory St, Denton |

An Old Denton Staple Known for its Creamy Confections 

A scoop of Southern Chocolate Fudge and the Bees Knees is perfect for any hot summer day. Image courtesy of Yelp

Located on the Southside of Denton’s Historic Square, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain has served premium ice cream containing 14% butterfat to hungry residents for years. New flavors are always added on a regular basis, keeping even dedicated regulars on their toes. Some of their current flavors include Crown Black, Amaretto Cheesecake, Cherry Lime Sorbet, and Cotton Candy. But those are just several of dozens of flavors Beth Marie’s has ready-to-serve. Along with their famous scoops of ice cream, Beth Marie’s is also lauded for its delicious 3-layer ice cream cakes. 

“I loved the nostalgia of Beth Marie's. As soon as you walk in you are welcomed by the beautiful aroma of fresh waffles being made into cones. I ordered a two-scoop waffle cone - vanilla with toffee and big wig (I think that's the name?). Simple, straight to the point flavors with a little surprise in the crunchy nuts sprinkled throughout the ice cream.” - Yelp Review

8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream

4400 Freeport Blvd, South Land Park, Land Park |

Creamy Rolled Ice Cream Topped with Sweet and Savory Treats

A sweet serving of honeydew frozen yogurt with strawberry, lychee, and whipped cream is a delicious treat for those hot summer days. Image courtesy of Yelp

If you never had rolled ice cream before in your life, now is the time to try it out. There is no better place to enjoy your first bowl of rolled ice cream than 8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream. Each bowl is carefully assembled to create an aesthetically pleasing — and tasty — experience. 

In the mood for something fruity? Try the Strawberry Shawty, which features rolled Original ice cream topped with strawberries and kiwis. For something a little more chocolatey, consider the Ferrero, which is drizzled in warm Nutella. From the MatchaLady bowl filled with green tea ice cream and banana to the Cookie Monster filled with Oreo ice cream and Grahams, you may have trouble picking just one dish. 

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“Very delicious! I didn’t know what to expect and I haven't tried rolled ice cream before but I was blown away! The ice cream was soft and delicious and melted in your mouth. And you get a choice of 3 different toppings! The cheese sticks and calamari were very good too!” - Yelp Review  

Sweet Firefly

2701 Custer Parkway, North Dallas |

Shaved Ice Cream and Colorful Candy Makes This a Sweet Date Spot

The Peach Cobbler flavor is currently offered for a limited time period. Image courtesy of Sweet Firefly

Pints of mouthwatering ice cream, handmade cakes, and creative ice cream sandwiches await you at this popular Dallas dessert cafe. Customers can order a 16 oz pint, single scoop, or double scoop of ice cream. To add a little extra sweetness to your ice cream, you can purchase a side of candy and sweets including almonds, gumballs, Haribo peaches, and Long Grove Sea Salt caramels. 

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“Delicious ice cream!!!! One of my absolute favorites is their cinnamon ice cream. I wish Alamo Drafthouse still carried it at the theater. However, I will stop by Sweet Firefly from time to time to get a pint of their delicious ice cream to take home with me.” - Yelp Review

Cauldron Ice Cream

3001 Knox St, Suite 103, Uptown Dallas |

Inventive Flavors Mixed Together to Create the Ultimate Ice Cream Dish

Try a scoop of liquid nitrogen ice cream wrapped in a waffle cone. Image courtesy of Cauldron Ice Cream

Cauldron Ice Cream offers some of the best ice cream in Dallas. Since its start out of a garage in Orange County, CA in 2014, Cauldron Ice Cream quickly made its way into the city of Dallas, quickly capturing the hearts — and stomachs — of its residents. 

Each of the company’s flavors is inspired by the communities, families, and friends it has encountered throughout its exciting journey. Because all of the shop’s ice creams are nitrogen-infused, they are able to offer crisp, unbeatable flavor that actually matches the description on its label. Customers can order a scoop of their favorite ice cream in either a traditional waffle cone or the parlor’s special Puffle cone. 

“Cauldron definitely set themselves apart from other ice cream shops with their ice cream flavors and Puffle cones. Loved the variety of flavors they had. Although you can find the traditional very common flavors, you will probably end up trying the other flavors you don't see or rare to see in any ice cream store. ” - Yelp Review

Thanks to the endless array of restaurants and parlors located in the city, it is easier than ever to find the best ice cream in Dallas. What are your go-to desserts and ice cream flavors? Let us know in the comments!

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