Guide: Here's where you can get ice cream and other frozen treats in South Austin

Dripping Springs Delights

Dripping Springs Delights

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It is another scorching hot summer. But no need to sweat it. These local spots serve frozen treats to help you beat the heat, and many have menus with options for people with dietary restrictions. This guide of ice cream, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurt, shaved ice and snow cones in South Austin is not comprehensive.

  1. 512 Shaved Ice

The family-owned and -operated business uses a New Orleans-style ice block shaver to give shaved ice the texture of snow.

8600 W. Hwy. 290, Austin
Hours: Sat.-Sun. noon-8 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 2-8 p.m.

2. Amy’s Ice Creams
The business offers more than 365 rotating flavors and 50 mix-ins.

A. 4477 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 790, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-midnight

B. 9600 S. I-35, Bldg. C, Ste. 400, Austin
Hours:  Sun.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.,  Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

3. Austin Scoops
The local business makes more than 20 flavors of ice creams and sorbets on-site, with the cream sourced from Texas cows that are hormone- and antibiotic-free.

9600 Escarpment Blvd., Ste. 900, Austin
Hours: Sun.-Thu. noon-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m.

4. Bahama Buck’s
The Texas-based chain is known for fluffy shaved ice and island-themed treats.

105 E. Stassney Lane, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m.

5. Bahama Freeze Shaved Ice
Locally owned and -operated for the past 12 years, Bahama Freeze Shaved Ice offers more than 155 different flavors.

8213 Brodie Lane, Austin
Hours: Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon.-Fri. noon-8 p.m.

6. Baskin-Robbins
The worldwide chain serves more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and other sweet treats.

9911 Brodie Lane, Ste. 850, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

7. Cow Tipping Creamery
An Austin original, Cow Tipping Creamery specializes in soft-serve creations, with more than half the menu made from scratch.

4715 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
Hours: Mon. 5-9 p.m., Tue.-Thu. noon-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m.

8. D’Lites
The ice cream shop offers a range of products to meet dietary needs, with several healthier alternatives to traditional frozen desserts.

4404 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

9. Dripping Springs Delights
Dessert parlor Dripping Springs Delights serves ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet with more than 30 toppings to choose from.

330 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs

Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

10. Marble Slab Creamery
The store offers sorbet, frozen yogurt and ice cream in Barton Creek Square Mall.

2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin
Hours: Sun. noon-7 p.m., Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

11. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
The business offers customizable dessert creations–from smoothies to frozen yogurt, shakes and cakes.

A. 5207 Brodie Lane, Ste. 105, Sunset Valley
Hours: Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

B. 9600 S. I-35, Ste. 200, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

12. Shaved Ice Island
An island-themed Austin dessert trailer and mobile truck, Shaved Ice Island offers more than 60 flavors, made from scratch.

2701 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. noon-sundown

13.  Sweet Caroline’s Snow Shack
Owned by a New Orleans native, the business creates authentic Louisiana snowballs.

5700 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. noon-8 p.m.

14. TCBY
The frozen yogurt chain has over
360 stores nationwide.

1025 Cannon Drive, Ste. 103, Dripping Springs
Hours: Sun. noon-10 p.m., Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

15. Texas Snowball
The shaved ice trailer serves New Orleans-style snowballs.

10900 Hwy. 290, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sun. noon-8 p.m.

16. Tropical Palms Shave Ice
This retailer offers organic, all-natural and traditional flavors with toppings including cream, fresh fruit, pickles and candy.

11444 Manchaca Road, Austin
Hours: Sat.-Sun. noon-8 p.m.,
Mon.-Fri. 1-8 p.m.

17. Voodoo Ice
Known for soft, fluffy ice and creations like Swamp Water, Hill Country Sunset and West of Weird, the business makes all 60-plus syrups in-house with 100 percent pure cane sugar.

1005 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs
Hours: Tue.-Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat. 2-7 p.m., Sun.-Mon. closed

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.