If you are wondering “What is the best ice cream shop near me?” we have you covered! In San Antonio, ice cream can be just what you need to feel relief from the heat. Luckily, when it comes to dessert, San Antonio doesn’t fail to offer countless options. With ice cream shops spread around town, you’re bound to be able to check out one of these spots for the best ice cream you’ve ever had.
Ice Cream Shops and Places in San Antonio
With three locations in San Antonio, Lick provides ice cream with pure ingredients. Every ice cream, sauce, and more are handmade in-house which is why flavors are rotating. Lick also offers seasonal flavors inspired by Texas. Where: 312 Pearl Pkwy #2101, San Antonio, TX 78215
The name may be hard to pronounce but there’s nothing hard about going for seconds at Paciugo. This gelato café serves up an array of ways to eat ice cream – from cups and cones to shakes and even in coffee, you’ll find yourself wanting to pack your bags to head to Italy! Where: 340 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
Family-owned and operated, this San Antonio ice cream shop drops scoops like it’s hot. Paying tradition to its heritage, ice cream from Kuma is served in bubble waffle cones. Where: 6565 Babcock Rd st17, San Antonio, TX 78249
While a chain, Ghirardelli is the best ice cream shop off the Riverwalk. Rich in its flavors, especially the variety of chocolates, it’s a great place to stop before or after taking a stroll downtown. Where: 849 E Commerce St # 125, San Antonio, TX 78205
I scream, you scream, we all scream for roll ice cream! Fahrenheit 32 SA specializes in rolled ice cream. This is a perfect selection if you want something in a cup that’ll fill you up. What’s even better is you get to watch your rolls get made!
Where: 2527 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213
A local favorite, this creamery is mainly for adults. The flavors are made in-house, and select ones are liquor-infused. It can be overwhelming but taking a look at their Instagram may help you decide how to craft your ice cream. Where: 711 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Baked Bear is more than a scoop of ice cream. While you can get a cup or cone, this ice cream tastes best when held together by one of the fresh-baked cookies made in-house. The flavors of cookies rotate allowing you to try a new combination each time.
Where: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #26140, San Antonio, TX 78256
San Antonio is home to many things, one of those is paletas. Paletas are frozen desserts made usually from fresh fruit and creamy ingredients. Holy Pops has many of these frozen bars stuffed with fun foods, like Oreos, or you can go with something simple and top it how you want it.
Where: 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste #303, San Antonio, TX 78258
2021 Best of the City winner, Black and White Modern Creamery is a must-try. With options of dairy, non-dairy, and vegan, there is no excuse to not indulge. There’s even outdoor seating so there’s no excuse to not sit back and enjoy a scoop – or two. Where: 4011 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
South Alamode takes pride in making its gelato and paninis with ingredients imported from Italy. While the shop is small, it’s located in Southtown making it the perfect opportunity to check out some local art.
Where: 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210
While summer hasn’t begun, nothing is wrong with getting a head start to discovering your new favorite ice cream shop. Each place on this list has its unique twist on the classic dessert, making them among the best ice cream shops in San Antonio. Now, go dive in!
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