Southwest Austin's Best Ice Cream

The Scoop on Where to Find Southwest Austin’s Best Ice Cream

Have a sweet tooth? Luckily for you, Austin has a variety of places you can indulge in a sugary treat. Check out our list of ice cream spots near our Southwest Austin apartments for rent, and get your sugar fix today!

Cow Tipping Creamery

Cow Tipping Creamery on 4715 South Lamar Boulevard consistently scores high on the list of Austin’s best ice cream. They are best known for their parfaits, better known at stackers. These delicious concoctions have alternating layers of ice cream and fresh backed goods, finished off with their own unique toppings. Try one of their delicious standbys or get creative and choose your own flavors!

Austin Scoops

Austin Scoops at 9500 Escarpment Boulevard prides themselves in making their ice cream on site from organic, hormone-free dairy products. They also offer soy-based frozen treats. In addition to ice cream, they make their own custards, sorbets, and gelatos. For a special occasion try one of their unique ice cream cakes or have one made to order. Austin Scoops products are also on sale at local restaurants.

Lick Honest Ice Cream

Lick is known for using local natural ingredients in their ice cream, and for also offering dairy free and vegan selections. Their cones and toppings are handmade on site in their stores. Their unique seasonal offerings include things like Cilantro Lime and Sweet Persimmons Sage, along with regular classics like milk chocolate. They also have unique flavors like Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey mix, or their Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint flavor. Stop by to get a sample and find your new favorite!

Dolce Neve

Located at 1713 South 1st Street, Dolce Neve means “sweet snow” in Italian. But whatever language you are speaking, Dolce Neve is true deliciousness. Their specialties aren’t just treats but works of art! Stop by Dolce Neve to sample their seasonal flavors.

Amy's Ice Cream

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who grew up in Austin that hasn’t stood at a counter at Amy’s Ice Cream. Amy’s is a Texas chain with locations in southwest Austin at Southpark Meadows on Frontage Rd and 2901 South Lamar. Amy’s offers over 300 varieties of ice cream and dairy-free fruit ices, though only a small number are offered at any one time. We suggest first timers give their Mexican Vanilla a try!


D'Lites at 4404 E William Cannon Drive in East Oak Hill is a national chain that specializes in frozen yogurt for the health conscious. For those who are looking for a low-carb, low-calorie alternative to ice cream, this is the place to go!

At Ocotillo Apartments in Oak Hill, these sweet treats are just a short drive away. Stop on by and tour our new apartment community today, and maybe swing by one of our favorite ice cream spots for a scoop after! We look forward to seeing you!