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The Best Places in Houston for a Cool Treat

Whether you like ice cream, gelato, or frozen custard, Houston is home to several places where you can enjoy a cool treat:

Dolce Neve Gelato 

Firstly, after Francesca spent six years searching the country for a proper Italian gelato, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She trained at the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy and took part in the world’s most prestigious gelato competition where she placed sixth.

Today, Francesca owns Dolce Neve Gelato with her brother and fiance, and the shop’s name translates to Sweet Snow. The flavors are inspired by Italian traditions and the ingredients she finds at local farmers markets. Choices include chocolate, salted caramel, and organic hazelnut.

Sweet Cup

Next, Sweet Cup is a local business homegrown here in Houston. It serves gelato and sorbet with a Texas flair, and all of the flavors are handmade onsite daily.

The shop has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp as everyone appreciates the casual atmosphere and friendly service. With more than 200 flavors, there’s something for everyone. Signature choices include 3 Amigos, rose milk, and peppermint stracciatella.

Amy’s Ice Creams

Finally, Amy’s Ice Creams boasts that it has grown up in Austin. It opened in 1984, and now has locations in Houston and San Antonio. With premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and dairy-free ices, there’s something for everyone. There are more than 350 flavors in rotation, making every visit a new adventure.

The local shop is off Highway 59 and Shepherd. Choices include Belgian chocolate, After Dinner Mint, and Mexican Vanilla (the number one seller).

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