20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio
Summers in San Antonio are pretty damn hot, but cooling down is made easy thanks to cold, refreshing treats. If you have a sweet tooth, you can do just that at these ice cream shops. Here's the top spots for you to taste your way through this summer.
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Multiple locations, instagram.com/kuma.satx
With one location not too far from the Medical Center and another in Alamo Ranch, peeps to the north have a true treat in their backyard. This colorful chain offers Hong Kong waffles made complete with fun flavors and toppings as you wish.
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Lick Honest Ice Creams
312 Pearl Pkwy #2101, (210) 314-8166, ilikelick.com
If you find yourself at the Pearl and in need of a refreshing treat, your best bet is to head over to Lick. These super local treats are made with ingredients from throughout the region and flavors, though many traditional, are also inspired by the area.
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South Alamode Panini & Gelato Company
1420 S Alamo St, (210) 788-8000, southalamode.com
Go the Italian route and stop by the ever-favorite South Alamode for a refreshing treat. Whether you’re already hanging out at Blue Star or bouncing around Southtown, head to this stylish spot for housemade gelato in unique flavors like lemon cream mascarpone and ricotta & blackberry.
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Boozy’s Creamery & Craft
711 S St Mary's St, (210) 919-3553, facebook.com/boozyscreamery
Is it an ice cream shop? Or is it a bar? Technically, Boozy’s is both. Whether you need a drink or just trying to beat the heat, you can stop into this downtown favorite for a refreshing cone of ice cream – which you can booze up if you’d like.
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Bubble Waffle Bar
7755 Eckhert Road, (210) 739-0795, facebook.com/bubblewafflebar
Decked-out treats await you at this sweet-as-heck spot. Your freshly-made waffle cone (or waffle taco) is complete with your choice from an assortment of ice cream flavors, toppings and drizzles. Think Instagram crazy looks with sweetness to match, y’all.
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Multiple locations, facebook.com/heladosaranda
Swing by either location for some super satisfying treats. From more than a dozen ice cream flavors (including tequila!) to just as many paletas (like cajete!), there is something for everyone here. Plus, there’s plenty of puro snacks for you to enjoy if hunger strikes.
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Multiple locations, facebook.com/fahrenheit32
With two locations in SA, it’s easy to enjoy the genuine treats that Fahrenheit 32 has to offer. The Thai-styled rolled ice cream is available in signature flavor combinations (go for Purple Haze or Gotcha Matcha) as well as a DIY option for adventurous eaters who know what they want.
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Multiple locations, rollingreysicecream.com
With locations throughout San Antonio, trust Rolling Rey’s to come through when you want something delicious. The Thai-style rolled ice cream is puro in every sense, with SA flavors like mangonada or gansito. If you want something more traditional, try one of the other pre-made flavors or get the wildcard flavor of the month.
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Bee’s Neez Cones & Coffee
20210 Stone Oak Pkwy, (210) 346-1141, beesneezicecream.com
In the Stone Oak area and in need of a refreshing snack? Stop by this local shop for a cup or cone of ice cream! Bees’s Neez offers fun creations like the Poco Loco (think ice cream in a waffle taco) and Bowl O’ Cereal (a waffle cup filled with ice cream and cereal) that will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth.
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999 E Basse Rd #197, paciugo.com
Alamo Heights folks, and anyone who will make the drive, can head to Pacuigo for absolutely authentic, and equally delicious, gelato. Choose from milk-based gelato or water-based sorbet, from classic flavors to more traditional Italian-inspired selections.
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