Houston When cravings for ice cream kick in, consider venturing into one of Houston’s many delicious convenience stores.

Here are 18 special people:

Asia

  • Aqua S: In this soft concession, you can have a swirl of soft flavors like black vanilla, horchata, or coconut and then stack them with cotton candy, toasted marshmallows, rock pop, popcorn, and more. 9889 Bellaire Blvd D232, Houston, TX 77036, (281) 501-3220, aquas.us.com.
Aqua S (Image courtesy of Aqua S)
  • My friend: The ice cream parlour offers colorful soft serve in flavors like strawberry and mango, strawberry cocoa, earl gray, charcoal, pineapple and vanilla.

  • Red Circle Ice Cream: The Ice Cream Parlor serves handcrafted ice cream with made-to-order churros and authentic Hong Kong-style egg tarts. 6838 Ranchester Dr, Houston, TX 77036, (832) 767-5679, redcirclefranchising.com.

Briar Meadow

  • Boza: This family-run shop serves up whimsical, stretchy ice cream in traditional flavors like strawberry and butter pecan. 5922 Richmond Ave. Ste A, Houston, TX 77057, (832) 831-3176, booza1941.com.
Ice cream in Boza (Photo courtesy of Boza).

clear lake

  • Glattissimo: Global gelato chain Gelatissimo has opened its first US store in Baybrook Mall. Decadent flavors include Chunky New York Cheesecake and Wicked Double Chocolate Brownie. 700 Baybrook Mall Suite D-105, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 982-1201, gelatissimo.com.

Eastern tip

  • Magnolia Ice Cream and more: This neighborhood hangout serves up ice cream, snow cones, fresh fruit, and other chamois-flavored foods. 6421 Brady Street, Houston, TX 77011, (713) 926-7472, magnoliasicecreamandmore.com.

Cy Ver

  • Frozen Coney Custard: With an open window, this dessert resident serves cups of custard, custard, sundae, malt, milkshake, and old-fashioned soda. 12545 Jones Street, Houston, TX 77070, (281) 469-3444.

frozen cone custard (Image courtesy of Connie Frozen Custard)

Friendswood

  • Palm Beach Exotic Ice Cream: The pastry shop offers handcrafted Italian ice cream and small batch ice cream in far-flung flavors like Peach Cobbler, Mango Tango Margarita, and Koffee Kat. 211 W El Dorado Blvd Suite D, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 386-5406, palm-beach-exotic-ice-cream-ices.business.site.

Great heights / great heights

  • Fat Cat Creamery: A small ice cream parlor serving small batch ice cream in unique flavors such as Milk Chocolate Stout, Cat’s Meow Mexican Vanilla, Amaya Coffee & Cream and Chai Tea Coconut. Other offerings on shows include old-fashioned soda, floats, milkshakes, pops, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and coffee. 1901 N Shepherd Dr #3, Houston, TX 77008, (713) 869-1080, fatcatcreamery.com.
  • Sweet honey creams: These sweet treats offer handcrafted frozen custard in flavors like dark chocolate, buttermilk pie, and dewberry. 600 N Shepherd Dr Suite 450, Houston, TX 77007, (832) 280-7854, honeychildssweetcreams.com.
Sweet honey creams (Photo by Lauren Marek)
  • Great Jenny’s Ice Cream: Jeni’s is an American ice cream chain founded in 2002 by James Beard award-winning ice cream maker Jeni Britton. Delicious flavors include Salty Caramel, Cold Brew with Coconut Cream, and Texas Sheet Cake. 375 West 19th Street, Houston, TX 77008, (346) 335-1394, jenis.olo.com.
  • Sweet Bribe: This locally owned and operated ice cream parlor offers handcrafted ice cream in flavors like Spring Lemon Custard Pie, Coconut Milk, Horchata, and Bourbon Espresso. 250 W 19th St suite e, Houston, TX 77008, (281) 501-0639, www.sweetbribery.co/.

kema

  • Cole Cow Creamery: This family-run ice cream in Kemah offers mini baths, handmade ice cream, soda floats, milkshakes, and ice cream sandwiches. 609 Bradford Ave Ste 111, Kemah, TX 77565, (281) 549-6393, coolcowcreamery.com.
Ice Cream from Cool Cow Creamery (Photo courtesy of Cool Cow Creamery)

Medical Center District

  • flower and cream: An artisan ice cream shop offers a small selection of ice cream in delicious flavors such as honey roasted strawberry, kale, cookies, and Raspberry Tres Leches. 2617 W Holcombe Blvd Suite B, Houston, TX 77030, (832) 667-8412, flowerandcream.com.
Ice cream from Flower and Cream (Photo courtesy of Flower and Cream website)
  • Hank’s Ice Cream Parlor: Family owned shop serving handcrafted ice cream since 1985. 9291 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025, (713) 665-5103.

Montrose

  • Milk + Sugar: This ice cream parlour specializes in homemade “mix-ins” that are folded into ice cream as it is whisked. Think cookie cutters, pecan streusel, cinnamon and sugar blondes. Delicious flavors include PB Cookies & Cream, Dulce de Horchata, and Strawberry Almond Cheesecake. 1848 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098, milkandsugarcreamery.com.
Milk ice cream + sugar (Image credits for milk + sugar)
  • Sweet cup: This mainstay in Montrose serves up handcrafted gelato in hundreds of rotating flavors like Blueberry Cobbler Cheesecake, Coconut Kulfi Sorbet, and Turkish Coffee. 3939 Montrose Street, Houston, TX 77006, (713) 942-2226, sweetcupgelato.com.
SweetCup Nutella S’mores Gelato (Photo courtesy of SweetCup)

Supreme Kirby

  • Amy’s Ice Cream: Reputable locations serving handcrafted ice cream. 3816 Farnham Street, Houston, TX 77098, (713) 526-2697, amysicecreams.com.

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