San Antonians know that there is one sure-fire way to make the heat just a little more bearable
and that’s a nice, cold treat! One of the best parts about San Antonio is that there are a ton of options to
choose from: ice cream, gelato, raspas, Italian ice, paletas, and more.
We’ve got some of the best heat-beating treats in San Antonio:
1. Lick Honest Ice Cream- 312 Pearl Parkway #2101
Situated in the heart of The Pearl, stop in when you want to go a little out of your ice cream comfort zone without getting
too crazy. Delicious and creamy, the ice cream and all their sauces are made in-house which means
customers get rotating flavors to try something new every time they go. And their seasonal flavors are
inspired by classic Texas ingredients to add a little something special to this ice cream shop.
2, Kuma- 3107 TPC Parkway
Kuma is a perfect place if you want an Instagram-worthy ice cream and your treat will look as good as it
tastes. It offers the Hong Kong waffles for a different kind of ice cream cone plus tons of unique flavors
and toppings, it will feel like you stepped into an Asian ice cream shop.
3.Fahrenheit 32- 2527 Vance Jackson Road
Fahrenheit offers up a different kind of twist for a frozen treat with the Thai-styled rolled ice cream that
has been super trendy the last few years. There are different signature flavor combinations, or you can
choose your own to make a truly one-of-a-kind dessert. Plus, you can add all sorts of toppings to trick
out your choice.
4. Boozy’s Creamery- 711 St. Mary’s Street
As the name suggests, just for the 21+ crowd, Boozy’s specializes in liquor-infused ice cream.
The tipsy ice cream is topped with delicious mix-ins to enhance your treat—its like going out for dessert and drinks in one.
This one is definitely a local favorite and each ice cream
flavor is made in small batches so don’t wait to go check it out.
5. Holy Pops- 19141 Stone Oak Parkway
One of San Antonio’s favorite desserts is paletas (frozen pops usually made from fresh fruit and creamy
ingredients). Offering frozen treats stuffed with goodies like Oreos,
different fruit and even Takis, there is no shortage of deliciousness here. And bonus: it will make you
feel like a true San Antonian.
6, Black and White Modern Creamery- 4011 Broadway Street.
This is a great option if you have dietary needs as it has dairy, non-dairy and vegan options to choose
from. Self-proclaimed “simple and delicious” these small batch ice creams have both traditional and
modern flavors so you will see some trendy flavors like lavender, charcoal and jalapeño. And in 2021, it
was a Best in the City winner, so you know you have give it a try!
7. Helados Aranda- 9714 Potranco Road
If you are a person who likes to have a lot of options to choose from, Helados Aranda is your perfect
place. There are more than a dozen flavors of ice cream and even more flavors of paletas, so you’ll have
to come back again and again to try them all.
8. Justin’s Ice Cream Co.- 245 E. Commerce Street
Here, sweet treats go old-school. Justin’s has been a San Antonio staple for more than 40 years, serving
up classic, handmade ice cream downtown since 1981. Situated on the River Walk, it is a great
excuse to grab a scoop and stroll along one of San Antonio’s most famous attractions.
9. Las Nieves Fruit Cups & More- 1118 W. Hildebrand Avenue
Come get some puro San Antonio frozen treats. Along with a bunch of ice cream
options, there are also raspas, fruit cups, piccadillies and more so you can get a cone, sundae or a cup of
some classic treats. (If you’re feeling really crazy, you can even get a scoop of ice cream in your raspa!)
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