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The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops In San Antonio

Updated: August 23, 2022

Pining for a pint of San Antonio’s best Ice cream? Head to these parlors for the best gelato in town! We analyzed all the top review sites and user and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of ice cream places! Get to these stores for the freshest fruit ice cream or fizziest vanilla floats in San Antonio.

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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

Lick Honest Ice Creams

Desserts, $, Tobin HillDesserts, $San Antonio, Tobin Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • 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

Arctic Ape Wild Desserts

Desserts, $, San AntonioDesserts, $San Antonio
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • SA Current, 2019

    20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio

    SA Current, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2021

    14 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In San Antonio, Texas

    Trip 101, 2021

Freshest Ice Creams

Desserts, $$, Vance JacksonDesserts, $$San Antonio, Vance Jackson
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
  • 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

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

Paciugo Gelato Caffè

Desserts, $$, San AntonioDesserts, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best spots to score ice cream in San Antonio

    Hoodline, 2019
  • SA Current, 2022

    These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows

    SA Current, 2022

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

El Tropico

Desserts, $, Laddie Place and North WilsonDesserts, $San Antonio, Laddie Place and North Wilson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • SA Current, 2018

    10 Underrated San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now

    SA Current, 2018

I Love Churros

Desserts, $$, San AntonioDesserts, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

La Chiquita Paleteria Y Neveria

Desserts, $, Shearer Hills - RidgeviewDesserts, $San Antonio, Shearer Hills - Ridgeview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Michoacan Bajo Cero Ice Cream

Desserts, San AntonioDessertsSan Antonio
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Black+White Modern Creamery

Desserts, San AntonioDessertsSan Antonio
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Aloha Shaved Ice

Desserts, $, San AntonioDesserts, $San Antonio
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    4 top spots for shaved ice in San Antonio

    Hoodline, 2019

Belgian Sweets

Desserts, $$, San AntonioDesserts, $$San Antonio
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Deliss Creamery

Desserts, Oak HillsDessertsSan Antonio, Oak Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in San Antonio can take way too long. 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. These top contenders have appeared in SA Current - 20 Essential Ice Cream Shops in San Antonio, SA Current - These San Antonio restaurants and chefs have been featured on national TV shows and SA Current - 10 Underrated San Antonio Restaurants You Should've Tried By Now. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Dairy Queen has outdoor seating and ice cream in San Antonio.

There are 8 ice cream spots in San Antonio.

Dairy Queen is the highest-rated ice cream spot for a pick-up order in San Antonio.

Dairy Queen is the highest-rated spot for ice cream delivery in San Antonio.

Dairy Queen is the highest-rated late-night spot for ice cream in San Antonio.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The perfect match for your vanilla bean ice cream

    Experts recommend pairing a vanilla bean ice cream with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Brachetto d'Acqui with your chocolate ice cream

    If your food palns include Ice cream, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Brachetto d'Acqui, with its hits of berry blend, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Knowing what to pair with 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.

Fun facts about Ice cream

  • A day about ice cream

    July is when people in The United States celebrate ice cream - it is National Ice Cream Day!

  • Once upon a time

    The cherished neopolitan ice cream came from The United States in 1900s.

  • A 2014-record from The United States

    In Cedarburg, The United States, Ice cream-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


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