Frozen Treats in Austin

When it's hot out, there's nothing better than a sweet, cool treat. Here are our picks for the best ways to cool off in Austin with ice cream and other sweet and frozen treats.

Updated: July 18, 2011

Frozen Treats in Austin

Jim-Jim's Water-Ice

615 E 6TH St Ste A, Austin, TX 78701

Authentic Italian water ice is made with real fruit and has a velvety consistency.

Snow Beach

801 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

No summer in Austin is complete without a few trips to Snow Beach for a cool and tasty treat. This walk-up trailer offers traditional Hawaiian shaved ice drenched in delicious flavors such as watermelon and wedding cake.

Amy's Ice Creams

600 N Lamar Ste 1012-B, Austin, TX 78703

The original ice cream maker of Austin, Amy keeps us coming back for more with unique flavors like Mexican Vanilla and Shiner Bock Beer. Add a crush-in for extra indulgence.

Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751

This is the perfect after-dinner date spot for a shot of espresso and a serving of cool Italian gelato.


1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705

This Rosedale gem is turns out the finest Italian gelatos and sorbettos made with only the freshest ingredients. Cool off with this rich and creamy treat in inspired flavors such as avocado and salted almond.

Sandy's Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

There's a reason for the line out the door and around the drive-through window for this soft-served frozen custard. Get yours in chocolate, vanilla or go for the swirled and chocolate dipped.

Yummy Yo Frozen Yogurt

360 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

Self-served soft frozen yogurt with an abundance of add-ins to choose from will cool you off (and help keep you looking svelte in the summer).