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., 469.776.9077; 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 622, 214.964.0073; botolino.com
Calling all Dr Pepper lovers! Howdy Homemade is the birthplace of the Dr Pepper Chocolate Chip ice cream, the flavor we never knew needed, but will no longer be able to live without. Not only will they steal your tastebuds, but they’ll also steal your heart. Howdy Homemade is on a mission to employ individuals with special needs to inspire businesses to consider inclusivity in their own hiring processes. Right now, the menu is currently limited to their 14 most popular flavors, but be on the lookout for menu additions coming soon. 12300 Inwood Road, Ste. 200, 972.266.1919, howdyhomemade.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., 469.317.7126, jenis.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. 8413 Preston Center Plaza Drive, 214.369.0004, sprinkles.com
Feel the local pride at this gathering place that first opened in 1996 serving hot dogs and frozen custard—Harry’s own family food tradition. Summer wouldn’t be summer without a bite of one of the 10 different tasty hot dogs and a scoop of one of the 50 frozen flavors to choose from. All the classic custard toppings are there, from rainbow sprinkles to Magic Shell, and all sundaes come with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Step into the refreshing nostalgia of their classic offerings. 4527 B Travis St., 214.520.3113, wildaboutharrys.com
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