5523 Balcones Dr, 512/323-0606
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 11:30am-10pm; Sun., noon-10pm
Austin's favorite dreamy cream with an attitude. Employees are known for their irreverent wit and outrageous serving routines.
10000 Research #140, 512/345-1006
Sinking a hot-pink plastic spoon into workhorse standards like French Vanilla, Rocky Road, and Rainbow Sherbet, will make your taste buds think it's 1972 again.
12407 N. MoPac, 512/833-8800
This new Mexican nevería, or ice cream parlor, does things the old-school way with all-natural products. If you want to make that paleta an esquimal ("eskimo," dipped in a luscious chocolate robe and sprinkled with nuts), that can be arranged in a heartbeat. Need a mango or tamarind raspa (snow cone)? No problem. They have four flavors of mangonadas (a frozen treat made with fresh fruit and juice, lime, salt, chile, and chamoy [an apricot spread with lime, chile, and pineapple vinegar]). There are also fruit cocktails with chile, banana splits, skewers of whole frozen strawberries coated in chocolate, and the list goes on.
9426 Parkfield, 512/740-6990