If you’re craving a cold treat, here are 5 of the best ice cream shops in Dallas.
From gelato and popsicles to cakes and sundaes, Botolino has your cool cravings covered. Using pure ingredients to craft his desserts from scratch, founder Carlo “Botolo” Gattini has a heart for timeless Italian flavors plus creative creations like olive oil, mascarpone and figs, and peanut and jelly sandwich. If you crave something different from the rest, try their affogato, which is your favorite gelato flavor drowned in your choice of Valhorna chocolate sauce or espresso and coffee liqueur. 2116 Greenville Ave.; 5959 Royal Lane, Ste. 622, botolino.com
Jeni’s has been a cult favorite for years, which is why we’re thrilled they’ve opened up a shop in Dallas. Jeni’s avoids all synthetic dyes and flavors in their ice cream, meaning you can feel good about all that delicious, creamy texture. If you’re not sure what to order, we recommend choosing one of their all-time best-selling flavors: brambleberry crisp, brown butter almond brittle, darkest chocolate, salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks, or salty caramel. 2649 Main St., jenis.com
Boasting a menu chock-full of scrumptious vegan and dairy ice creams, Van Leeuwen is the perfect place to snag a sweet treat. Expect a varied range of flavors—from honeycomb to Earl Grey tea to bourbon vanilla apple crisp—alongside other delectable offerings, such as vegan chocolate chip cookies, scrumptious sundaes and creamy milkshakes. 3699 McKinney Ave., vanleeuwenicecream.com
The Dolly Llama
The Dolly Llama isn’t your typical scoop shop—instead, the L.A.-based creative dessert concept serves up ice cream and waffle creations that are destined to delight. Treats include Bubble Waffles, Dolly Llama Shakes, Waffle Sticks or the original Liege Waffles, as well as ice cream sandwiches and flavors sold by the scoop. 2817 Howell St., Ste. 210, thedollyllamala.com
While they may not offer ice cream, Sprinkles is too good to leave off our sweets list. Endorsed by celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand and Tom Cruise, you can’t go wrong with any of its desserts. With 19 cupcake flavors, including gluten-free and vegan options, as well as cookies and brownies, there is something for everyone, even your dog. Don’t leave Sprinkles without a signature Pupcake in your doggy bag. 4020 Villanova St., sprinkles.com