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The Best Local Ice Cream in Houston Texas

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The Best Local Ice Cream in Houston Texas

Ice Cream isn’t all created equal.

Anyone who’s had a small-batch quality scoop knows this to be true. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorites in Houston that hold true to our locally sourced community building standards.

Check them all out and let us know your favorite flavor!

Fat Cat Creamery

Heights, Garden Oaks

Fat Cat Creamery is one of our favorite spots for unique small batch ice cream. They always have new flavors and dairy free options too!

Check out the order ahead menu on their website for all the ways you can enjoy your scoops. There’s also brownies, cookies, merch and more!

Cloud 10 Creamery

Heights, Midtown, Upper Kirby

Cloud10 Creamery has been serving up hand crafted ice cream and sorbets in Houston for over 10 years! They’ve expanded to be available online and in multiple grocers across Texas!

 Their flavors use local fresh ingredients and are free of additives or artificial flavors. Pastry Chef Chris Leung is the mastermind behind all their collections and is always innovating something new.

If you want to please a crowd, grab an ice box pies from one of their scoop shops for your next gathering – it won’t dissapoint!

Honey Child’s Sweet Creams

Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market

We’ve been a fan of Honey Child’s Sweet Creams ever since spotting them at the Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market years ago.

This small batch frozen custards are truly farm-to-cup, including ingredients from local farms and creameries.

We love the Texas Sheet Cake flavor available year-round, but Peach Cobbler is the best seasonal flavor to beat the Houston summer heat!

Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream

East End

Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream specializes in made to order small batch ice cream available for delivery or pick up at the East End Market on Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm!

They source natural and local ingredients for all their flavors (you’ve gotta try the Honey Vanilla Walnut!) and are one of the only food vendors with a permanent spot on the Navigation Esplanade at the East End Market.

These guys are all about spreading the local love and we are here for it!

Sweet Bribery


Sweet Bribery has so many yummy flavors including vegan and gluten free options. You can get it scooped into a handmade waffle cone, but we their floats and adult sips (like a glass of bubbly with a scoop of sorbet) are a great spin on the traditional!

Stop by for a scoop on a stroll down 19th street or pick up one of their ice cream cakes for your next party.

Sweet Cup Gelato

Garden Oaks, Montrose

Sweet Cup offers handmade gelato, sorbets, and yogurts onsite from scratch. You can find them at multiple grocery stores across Texas!

 They use local ingredients in their flavors, and offer lots of allergy-friendly options so everyone can enjoy.

Underground Creamery


Underground Creamery is a small shop on Montrose offering pints for pre-order and pick up.

It started with a guy named Josh who decided he wanted to make his own ice cream after reviewing hundreds of different types and flavors. He opened his own small commercial space and the only way to try his releases is to order them online and pick them up there.

Has anyone been able to try yet? We are waiting for a time when the flavors aren’t all sold out – that must mean it’s awesome!

Flower and Cream

Medical Center

Flower and Cream has lots of yummy unique flavors. We love how colorful all the flavors and cones are. They have vegan and non-dairy options too!

Milk + Sugar Creamery


Milk + Sugar is a sweet spot in the Montrose area that makes all of their flavors in house. They pride themselves on their perfect combination of flavor bases and mix ins for the ultimate dessert. We are definite fans of the cereal milk base with everything from fruit loops to frosted flakes!

You can give them a visit at their shop or choose from catering options for a large party. You can even rent out their space for your own event!

Craft Creamery


Craft Creamery is an awesome spot serving up rotational options on a weekly basis. They probably have some of the most oddly delicious flavors on this list – we’ve seen tomato tarragon, chicken n waffle, and even a BBQ brisket flavor!

If that doesn’t make you want to give them a try, I don’t know what would.

You can try for yourself at their shop in Montrose, or in locally sourced restaurants across Houston  like State Fare and The Pit Room.

Luliet Creamery + Bake Shop

Spring, The Woodlands

Luliet Creamery + Bake Shop is located north of Houston, but you can order their ice cream (and other bakery items!) for shipping or delivery!
They source locally and make their ice cream in small batches with regularly rotating flavors.They are a must visit for anyone in Spring or The Woodlands area!

HTX NitroCreamery and Bakeshop

Houston Area Markets

HTX NitroCreamery and Bakeshop is in the process of establishing a food truck, but right now you can find them at different markets around town (like the Yale Market, Curb Market, and the Energy Corridor Market).

They have ice cream by the pint, ice cream sandwiches and popsicles in all kind of unique flavors. Check out their Instagram account for their latest updates!

Big Ole Scoop

Houston Area Markets

Big Ole Scoop has ice cream available for pre order or at several market locations around town. 

You can also pre order online or hire them for events – which might be the best move because they sell out often!

Are We Missing Your Favorite Locally Sourced Ice Cream Vendor?

Let us know if there’s a great Houston ice cream we need to add to our list – we can’t be everywhere at once. We need your help to spread the local love!

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