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The 9 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Santa Clara

Updated: October 29, 2021

Pining for a pint of Santa Clara’s best Ice cream? Head to these parlors for the best gelato in town! We incorporated both user and critic reviews from top review sites to create a definitive list of the ice cream places. Don’t wait to visit these stores for the best ice cream floats and banana splits in Santa Clara!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos

Desserts, $, Santa ClaraDesserts, $Santa Clara
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

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Desserts, $, CupertinoDesserts, $Cupertino
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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    The Bay's Best Ice Cream Spots

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La Dolce Vita Gelato

Desserts, MilpitasDessertsMilpitas
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

San Jose Candy Kitchen

Desserts, $$, San JoseDesserts, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Celsius Ice Cream

Desserts, $, MilpitasDesserts, $Milpitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Snake & Butterfly

Desserts, $, CampbellDesserts, $Campbell, Central Campbell
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Tin Pot Creamery

Desserts, $$, CampbellDesserts, $$Campbell, Pruneyard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Fix Creamery

Desserts, $$, San JoseDesserts, $$San Jose, Alum Rock-East Foothills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5


Desserts, $, San JoseDesserts, $San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Ice cream can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like Do The Bay, 28999 Santa Clara restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Do The Bay - The Bay's Best Ice Cream Spots as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. The ten options above are the best of Santa Clara Ice cream.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • A great 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.

  • A next-level pairing for Champagne

    When ordering vanilla bean ice cream, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Pair Chardonnay with cookie dough ice cream

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your cookie dough ice cream? Try Chardonnay. The oaked flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Factoids about Ice cream

  • Since the 1900s

    The next time you bite into a deliciousneopolitan ice cream remember to thank The United States who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • All about ice cream

    Be ready to chow down on ice cream in The United States every July. That’s when people there celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

  • Celebrating Ice cream

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Utica Ice Cream Festival in The United States? Take part in the ice cream eating contest or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

Parking info

Parking in Santa Clara can be a challenge. 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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