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Top 5 ice cream shops in Texas

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Texas ice cream shops offer all kinds of treats.

I scream, you scream…we all scream because it’s hot outside. Beat that Texas heat with ice cream in every form and flavor. It wasn’t easy to limit ourselves to five ice cream shops in Texas, but we gave it our best shot. Here’s what we found:

5 – For the older crowd. Ice cream can’t get any better, right? Wrong. Amy’s Ice Creams in Houston has somehow improved on perfection by offering a long list of unique flavors and boozy ice creams. Amy’s is open until midnight, so you can cool off late into the night.

4 – Vintage vibes, classic flavors. La King’s Confectionary in Galveston serves “Purity” ice cream, which comes from the oldest ice cream manufacturer in Texas. You can also order candy, shakes, and sundaes while enjoying the 1920s décor.

3 – A match made in heaven. If you’ve ever wanted to build your own ice cream sandwich, Pokey O’s in Dallas is the place for you! Pokey O’s uses Blue Bell Ice Cream and offers 13 kinds of homemade cookies, so you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

2 – You’re on a roll! Thai-style rolled ice cream has made its way to Austin at Holla Mode! The ice cream is made to order using local dairy or organic coconut milk and fresh ingredients. Every order is customizable, so you can create a unique combination or choose from their specials menu.

And the No. 1 ice cream shop in Texas is … A La Mode Gelateria in Corpus Christi. You can’t go wrong with hand-crafted gelato, and now you can find it without leaving the country! Featured on Food Network, A La Mode Gelateria is renowned for flavors such as green tea, strawberry coconut, and Fruit Loops.

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