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The 8 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Downtown, San Antonio

Updated: July 5, 2022

Are you screaming for chocolate chip or vanilla ice cream? These Downtown Ice cream stores have you covered! We analyzed all the top review sites and user and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of ice cream places! Don’t wait to visit these stores for the best ice cream floats and banana splits in Downtown!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Kilwins Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • SA Current, 2019

    20 Specialty Dessert Shops in San Antonio You Should've Already Tried By Now

    SA Current, 2019

Lick Honest Ice Creams

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Justin's Ice Cream Company

Desserts, $, DowntownDesserts, $San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5
  • SA Current, 2019

    20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Alfredo's Gelato Pizza Cannoli & Café

Desserts, $$, DowntownDesserts, $$San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

River Street Sweets * Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Desserts, DowntownDessertsSan Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mr Ice Cream

Desserts, $, DowntownDesserts, $San Antonio, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Boozy's Creamery & Craft

Desserts, $, King WilliamDesserts, $San Antonio, King William
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for ice cream in San Antonio

    Hoodline, 2020
  • SA Current, 2019

    20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019

South Alamode Panini & Gelato Company

Desserts, $, King WilliamDesserts, $San Antonio, King William
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best spots to score ice cream in San Antonio

    Hoodline, 2019

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Ice cream craving shouldn't be so tough. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 6852 restaurants, and 747 lists and articles from top sources like SA Current and Hoodline. We cross-referenced with top lists, like SA Current - 20 Specialty Dessert Shops in San Antonio You Should've Already Tried By Now, Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score ice cream in San Antonio and SA Current - 20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. The ten options above are the best of San Antonio Ice cream.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The ultimate drink pairing for strawberry ice cream


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • A next-level pairing for Chardonnay

    Experts often pair cookie dough ice cream with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Champagne with vanilla bean ice cream

    Not sure what sparkling wine to drink with your vanilla bean ice cream? Try Champagne. The semi-sweet flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Factoids about Ice cream

  • Hungry for ice cream?

    Are you a fan of ice cream? The current record for eating the most ice cream is 15 pounds in only 8! Do you love ice cream enough to beat this record?

  • October = Ice cream festival

    Utica celebrates Utica Ice Cream Festival in October, an event you should be sure to visit. Go check out the ice cream eating contest!

  • National Ice Cream Day in The United States

    Ever heard of National Ice Cream Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on July July!

Parking information

Finding parking in Downtown can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Ice cream spot.

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