The Top 5 Frozen Dessert Shops in Dallas, Texas

The Top 5 Frozen Dessert Shops in Dallas, Texas

Frozen yogurt, frozen custard, and ice cream are definitely two of the most popular kinds of frozen treats out there, and when it comes to places like Dallas, Texas, where the heat can get pretty intense at times, it’s nice to have something sweet to cool off with. So while you’re out and about taking in the many museums, the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, or even just running some errands in Dallas, our top picks for the five best frozen dessert shops are the places that you want to go when the heat hits and you find yourself craving a cool treat!

Yumiliscious Frozen Yogurt

Yumiliscious Frozen Yogurt is a Texas-based self-serve frozen yogurt shop franchise with a Dallas location on McKinney Avenue that has a wide selection of rotating flavors, which includes tart and even sugar-free options. They have almost as many toppings for their fro-yo as they have fro-yo flavors, so there is most definitely something for everyone’s unique tastes, especially with flavors like Granny’s Apple Pie and Mango Habanero, and toppings such as Popping Boba and Cap’n Crunch. They even offer hot chocolate seasonally, Boba tea, shakes, and now smoothies.

The first Yumiliscious opened in 2008 in the heart of Uptown Dallas to be a place for those looking for dessert lovers as well as those who were looking to eat healthier, where they could come up with their own custom fro-yo creations. They’re constantly experimenting with new frozen yogurt recipes, especially when it comes to unique tart flavors. Their yogurt is also packed with good-for-you cultures including S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. lactis, L. acidophilus, and Bifidobaterium.

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Some local regulars call Yumiliscious heaven and make it a regular habit to come here and customize their favorite fro-yo just the way they like it. Fan favorite frozen yogurt flavors include their Raspberry Sorbet, Chocolate, and Cake Batter.

Andy’s Frozen Custard

With a Dallas location on Audelia Road, Andy’s Frozen Custard franchise serves Frozen Custard Sundaes, concretes, and more with a variety of toppings to choose from. No matter what kind of frozen custard you’re in the mood for, Andy’s has you covered with choices like their Ozark Turtle Sundae, Stolen Brownie Sundae, James Brownie Funky Jackhammer, Butter Pecan Concrete, and even Turtle Banana Splits! A concrete kind of puts you in mind of a Blizzard from Dairy Queen when it comes to consistency, but made with frozen custard instead of ice cream.

Andy’s Frozen Custard has been in business since March of 1986 and has been committed to using only the best, most fresh ingredients in their frozen custard treats over the last three decades. The idea for Andy’s began in Osage Beach, Missouri, when John and Carol Kuntz decided they wanted to try their hand at frozen custard and named their business after their son, Andy. It didn’t take long before they had overtaken nearby Springfield with their creations when they opened their first shop there. Now, they have franchises throughout Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

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Folks love getting the drive-thru experience of Andy’s Frozen Custard, delivering a fun bit of nostalgia along with their frozen treats. Fan favorite frozen custard treats include their James Brownie Funky Jackhammer, their Apple Pie Seasonal Frozen Custard, and their Triple Chocolate Concrete.

Monster Yogurt

Monster Yogurt is a self-serve fro-yo shop with locations in both Dallas and Richardson, Texas, that also includes a play place for kids called The Monster Cave and a Wi-Fi lounge. With over 80 rotating frozen yogurt flavors to choose from plus Gelato, Italian Ice, Custard, and over 75 toppings, all of which is sold by the ounce, Monster Yogurt is a fun place for everyone, young and old. You can even have birthday parties there, and they also do catering and events off-site.

Owner Ava works hard to make sure that Monster Yogurt in Dallas on Garland Road is a great place to go to not only get a frozen treat to cool you down, but also a great place to take the kids to burn off some excess energy while you enjoy the laid-back Wi-Fi lounge.

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Many loyal patrons say that this is the place to go if you’re a young family with children. Fan favorite flavors include their Strawberry and Original Tart.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Located on Inwood Rd. in Summertree and on Lover’s Lane in Dallas, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is a cheerful, modern ice cream parlor that features whimsical flavors and a staff that consists of special-needs workers. Although due to Covid-19 they have temporarily limited their flavor options, they still have great choices such as their signature Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip, Cold Brew & Cookies, and Peanut Butter Chocolate.

It’s Howdy Homemade Ice Cream’s mission to provide employment options for special needs individuals, which makes sense as the birth of Howdy came from a vision to see and recognize that everyone has potential, no matter what their needs are, and to show the world and other businesses that the way they hire people should seriously be overhauled. Owner Tom Landis and his first hire, Manuel Ramirez, work with multiple special needs organizations in order to hire folks with autism and Down Syndrome to work in their stores. The name Howdy was inspired by and is a tribute to Gene Stallings, author of Another Season and Proverbs, as well as Bear Bryant and all of the underdogs out there.

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Loyal patrons love the ice cream, prices, and especially the mission that Howdy Homemade Ice Cream has set out on. Plus, as good as the ice cream is, they say that the employees bring you back just as much with their good manners and great personalities. Fan favorite flavors include their Coffee & Cookies, Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip, and their Red Velvet.

Botolino Gelato Artigianale

Located on Greenville Avenue, Botolino Gelato Artigianale is an authentic Italian Gelato shop that also makes and serves popsicles, cakes, sundaes, and even affogatos, which are ice cream and espresso desserts, that are made with only the best, most natural ingredients and without any preservatives. Each of their desserts are made fresh from scratch every day and they source their fruits from Texas farmers and gather the other ingredients they need from sources all around the world.

Owner Carlo “Botolo” Gattini was trained in Italy by gelato masters, but his connection with food goes all the way back to cooking with his grandmother. He makes gelato the traditional Italian way, but with infusions of his life in Texas, giving him a style which he calls “Italo Texano.” If you need gelato or other frozen treats catered for an event, they have you covered!

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Folks love the atmosphere almost as much as they love the gelato and other frozen treats. Fan favorite gelato flavors include the Dulce de Leche, Chocolate Hazelnut, and Mint Chocolate Chip.

Although there are more frozen dessert places to visit in Dallas, we hope that this list was a great start on your adventures!

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