10 San Antonio Ice Cream Shops To Enjoy This Summer

Summer doesn’t officially start until next month, but San Antonio’s outdoor temperatures make the city feel like the surface of the sun. However, the Alamo has all kinds of ways to help keep you cool during the hot months.

If you’re looking for a gentle treat, MySA has you covered. There are a variety of San Antonio ice cream shops scattered all over the city for you to enjoy and give you the comfort you could possibly need. Here are some of the best options we’ve found.

Modern Black + Creamy White

This must-try creamer offers fresh, homemade dairy products, non-dairy ice cream, and cold desserts. Their flavors include some classic options as well as some delicious combinations. Can’t choose between chocolate or vanilla? Can you have both, or how about six? They offer ice cream cruises where you can pick up six flavors of your choice to share or eat by yourself (we won’t judge).

look for it: 4011 Broadway Street, San Antonio, Texas 78209
hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 8 pm

Boozy’s Creamery & Craft on South Alamo Street in San Antonio.

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Pozzy Creamery & Craft

Beat the heat with this unique twist on ice cream that adds a little extra to give it a boost. Boozy’s Creamery & Craft specializes in a spinning mix of ice cream with spirits like whiskey, rum, and tequila, but it also has plenty of non-alcoholic flavors as well.

look for it: 711 South Saint Mary Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
hours: Thursday, 6-10 pm; Friday – Saturday, 5-10 pm

Amy's ice cream

Amy’s ice cream

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Amy’s ice cream

If you need to relax while shopping at Quarry Market, head to Amy’s Ice Cream. Choose from their flavors like Elvis Chocolate Chunk or keep them basic with simple flavors like Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry. Whether you choose a waffle cone or a mug, you are sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy. Amy’s has over 350 flavors in rotation, making it the perfect spot for ice cream lovers.

look for it: 255 E. Basse Road, Suite 430 (next to Nordstrom), San Antonio, TX 78209
hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 12 am

Fresh ice cream

Fresh ice cream

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Freshest Ice Cream

Head to this ice cream parlour that serves delicious and healthy ice cream. Freshest Ice Cream offers natural ice cream, slushies, milkshakes, gelatos, and even fruit salads. Made with alkaline water, lactose-free milk, or coconut milk, these are varieties made for people who like to enjoy ice cream even when dessert doesn’t always agree with them.

look for it: 8053 Callaghan Road, San Antonio, TX 78203
hours: Monday to Sunday, from 3 to 9 pm

A Hong Kong-style waffle loaded with ice cream and toppings at Kuma.

A Hong Kong-style waffle loaded with ice cream and toppings at Kuma.

Kuma

Kuma

This Hong Kong-style ice cream shop serves up colorful scoops and sweet treats on Instagram. It is also home to bubble waffles that can best be described as a Belgian waffle with circular puffs rather than squares rolled into a cone shape. There’s no shortage of toppings to choose from – from chocolate to fruit syrup to marshmallows – and two locations to serve you.

look for it: 7915 W Loop 1604 North, Suite 120, San Antonio, TX 78254
look for it: 3107 TPC Parkway, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78259
hours: daily from 1 to 8 pm

Justin's Ice Cream

Justin’s Ice Cream

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Justin’s Ice Cream

This San Antonio staple has been serving the downtown community since 1981. Their handcrafted desserts keep customers coming back for more. There is a variety of delicious ice cream to enjoy in flavors such as Mexican Raspberry, Biscuit, Cream and Strawberry Swirl. You can also order gelato, or skip the cone or cup and order a milkshake or churro sundae.

look for it: 245 East Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday, 11 AM – 11 PM

Ice cream sandwich from The Baked Bear.

Ice cream sandwich from The Baked Bear.

baked bear

baked bear

If you’re looking for epic ice cream sandwiches, look no further. The Baked Bear serves up Texas-sized desserts without sacrificing taste. The shop specializes in cookies and brownies baked on site for ice cream sandwiches featuring ice cream flavors like Blackberry Crumble, Toasted S’mores, and Salted Caramel Fudge. You can choose from dozens of combinations, and mix and match any cookie or brownie paired with your favorite ice cream flavor and a variety of toppings.

look for it: 15900 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 26140, San Antonio, TX 78256
hours: Monday to Thursday, from 12 to 9 pm; Friday, 12 noon to 10 pm; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 AM – 9 PM

Triple scoop of Lick Honest Ice Creams.

Triple scoop of Lick Honest Ice Creams.

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Lake Honest Ice Cream

The Pearl is a hotbed of restaurants and entertainment but also refreshing ice cream. This super local spot sources its ingredients from local farmers and artisans and uses no artificial flavors or preservatives to treat it. Daily flavors include Caramel Salt Lick, fresh mint, chocolate chips, dark chocolate, olive oil, sea salt, and more. They also offer dairy-free options and ice cream sandwiches.

look for it: 2, 312 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 211, San Antonio, TX 78215
hours: Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 11 PM

Banana cleavage from Helados Aranda.

Banana cleavage from Helados Aranda.

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Helados Aranda

You will find multiple locations for this ice cream shop. They have a variety of popsicles, ice cream, shaved ice, fruit cups and more. You can even eat banana chunks or take your favorite frozen flavor home with you in a shareable bowl.

look for it: multiple sites
hours: varies by location

Awesome Pringles Ice Cream

Awesome Pringles Ice Cream

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Awesome Pringles Ice Cream

This store has all the classic cold food you know and love. Brindles Awesome Ice Creams serves handcrafted ice cream, ice cream, gelato, and soft drinks alongside handcrafted gourmet cookies. You can choose from 31 different flavors and get a free sample.

look for it: 11255 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78230
hours: Monday to Friday, from 12 to 10 pm; Saturday, 12 noon – 12 noon; Sunday, from 12 to 10 pm




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