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The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Houston

The 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Houston

How We Picked: 

High-quality Ingredients: The first thing that we looked for was if they used high-quality ingredients. Most top-notch ice cream shops use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible and even make their ice cream from scratch. 
Variety of Flavors: Most ice cream lovers love shops that offer both classic flavors, like vanilla and chocolate, as well as unique, creative flavors that you can’t find anywhere else, such as lavender honey, black sesame, and mango habanero. Hence, we selected shops that offered various flavors, ensuring there was something for everyone.
Creative Presentation: A great ice cream shop doesn’t just serve a scoop of ice cream in a plain cone or cup. They take the time to craft beautiful sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, and other creative treats. So, when we visit ice cream shops, we love seeing the creative ways that they present their ice cream.
Atmosphere: We think excellent ice cream shops should have a welcoming, friendly atmosphere that makes you want to come back again and again. A fun, playful atmosphere is especially important if the shop is geared towards families with children. We also looked for shops with outdoor seating areas for those who prefer to sit in the sunshine.

1. Booza 

Website: Booza 

Address: 5922 Richmond Ave. Ste A, Houston, TX 77057, United States

Contact Info: +1 832-831-3176


  • Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 12 PM to 9:30 PM 
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 PM to 11 PM 

Standard Flavors: Ashta, Ashta w/Pistachios, Chocolate, Hazelnut, Lemon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Coconut, Cookies & Cream, Orange Blossom, Rosewater, Turkish Coffee & Rainbow

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.1/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5
High-quality Ingredients 5/5
Variety of Flavors4.8/5
Creative Presentation4.8/5


  • Gluten-free options 
  • Dairy-free options
  • Creamy taffy-like texture
  • No chemicals or preservatives
  • Melts in your mouth
  • Huge scoops 
  • Delicious waffle cones 


  • Expensive
  • Limited seating

Booza is a hidden gem that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. After a team meeting recently, we visited this unique Mediterranean ice cream shop, and our taste buds were blown away. 

When we walked into the shop, we noted it was quite small and had limited seating. But we thought it added to the shop’s charm, making it a great place to enjoy a sweet treat with friends.

We liked how the staff was welcoming and friendly. The staff behind the ice cream counter jumped right in and started explaining to us the different flavors and made recommendations. 

We opted to try out their rosewater, orange blossom, and their Ashta w/pistachio—some of their regular flavors.

While we noted that they didn’t have a majority of other exotic flavors like lavender or mango always on hand, the staff explained that they rotate their ice cream flavors often, six being dairy-free and some even being gluten-free options. 

But what we thought was great was how all their ice creams are made fresh daily without added chemicals and preservatives. We could taste the difference in every bite, and the texture of all the ice cream we tried reminded us of a cream taffy candy that melted in our mouths. 

However, out of the flavors we had, we didn’t really like the Ashta w/pistachios. We thought its strong nutty flavor overpowered the sweetness. 

Yet the presentation was aesthetically pleasing and colorful. Plus, we liked the huge scoops, and their waffle cones were delicious! 

Keep in mind, though, that with high-quality ice cream comes high prices, which may deter some customers from visiting frequently. As for us, we’ll return again soon to try their other flavors.

2. Craft Creamery 

Website: Craft Creamery 

Address: 1338 Westheimer Rd ste b, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact Info: +1 281-740-4970


  • Monday to Tuesday: Closed 
  • Wednesday to Thursday:  3 PM to 9 PM 
  • Friday: 3 to 10 PM 
  • Saturday: 12 to 10 PM 
  • Sunday: 12 to 7 PM 

Flavors: Pho, Masala Chai, Smore, Honey Lavender, Hibiscus Mint, Miso Caramel, Bastani, Birthday Cake, Cacio e Pepe, Mint Chip, Peanut Butter Stracciatella, Vanilla, Space City Orange, Lemon Thyme, Candied Pecan & Cinnamon Cardamom Coffee

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
High-quality Ingredients 5/5
Variety of Flavors5/5
Creative Presentation4.5/5


  • Exotic ice cream flavors 
  • Sweet and savory Pho ice cream 
  • Intense masala chai ice cream


  • Pricey
  • Cramped space

Craft Creamery is a must-visit spot for anyone who loves exotic ice cream flavors. At least, that’s what we’ve heard. 

As soon as we stepped inside, we were greeted with the sweet scent of freshly made ice cream that immediately made our mouths water. 

One of the things that really stood out to us about Craft Creamery was the unique variety of flavors they offered. They had everything from classic vanilla and chocolate to unique options like Pho and Miso Caramel. 

We tried their Pho-flavored ice cream, which tasted similar to the soup (really!). We could taste hints of the beef broth mixed with cinnamon, star anise, ginger, and fish sauce. 

Not everyone will like that, of course, but it was certainly interesting!

We also tried their Masala Cha,i which warmed our taste buds and mimicked the intense flavors of a hot cup of Masala Chai tea. It’s worth noting that all flavors we tried were incredibly creamy and smooth. 

Although we thoroughly enjoyed the ice cream at Craft Creamery, we found the prices too expensive for a single scoop. 

While we think that the high-quality ingredients and attention to flavor justify the cost to some extent, we could see how it might deter some customers. 

Additionally, the seating area was a bit small and cramped. It would be nice if more tables and chairs were available, especially during peak hours.

3. Fat Cat Creamery 

Website:  Fat Cat Creamery 

Address: 1901 N Shepherd Dr #3, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-869-1080


  • Monday to Thursday: 12 to 10 PM 
  • Friday: 12 to 11 PM 
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11 AM to 11 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM to 10 PM  

Year-Round Flavors: Cat’s Meow Mexican Vanilla, Milk Chocolate Stout, Waterloo Strawberry Buttermilk, Amaya Coffee & Cream, & Dairy Free Chai Tea Coconut Ice Cream 

Seasonal Flavors: Salted Butter Caramel, Hardcore Chocolate, Whiskey Butter Pecan, Birthday Cake, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Buttered Rum Raisin & Bunny Bait

Google Reviews Score4.5/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.4/5
High-quality Ingredients 4.8/5
Variety of Flavors4.5/5
Creative Presentation4.4/5


  • Rich milk chocolate stout ice cream 
  • Charming atmosphere 
  • Friendly staff
  • Unique flavors 


  • $5+ for single scoop 
  • Limited seating

Fat Cat Creamery is known for its delicious homemade ice cream and unique flavors. We went to try out some of their flavors, and there were many things that we liked about the place.

First and foremost, we were avid fans of the ice cream—Fat Cat Creamery’s ice cream was rich and unique, creamy, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth. 

One of our favorites was the Milk Chocolate Stout flavor, which had a rich and chocolatey taste with a hint of beer.  Another standout flavor was the Birthday Cake which tasted like the real deal. 

The atmosphere of the shop was also very charming and cozy. The decor was rustic and whimsical, with cute little details like chalkboard menus and vintage ice cream scoops. 

Plus, the staff was friendly and welcoming. The staff was happy to help us choose a flavor and answer our questions. 

However, we thought the ice cream was a bit expensive, with a single scoop costing a little over $5—which adds up if you’re more than one like us. While we understand that they are a small business with high-quality ingredients, it can still be expensive for some customers.

Another issue was the limited seating. The shop was relatively small, with only a few tables and chairs available. 

This could make it challenging to find a spot to sit and enjoy your ice cream, especially during peak hours when the shop can get crowded.

4.  Flower & Cream Artisan Ice Cream 

Website: Flower & Cream Artisan Ice Cream 

Address: 2617 W Holcombe Blvd Suite B

Houston, TX 77025

Contact Info: +1 832-667-8412


  • Sunday to Thursday: 12 PM to 10 PM 
  • Friday & Saturday: 12 PM to 11 PM 

Current Flavors: French Vanilla Bean, Honey Roasted Strawberry, Chocolate Brownie, Unicorn Tracks, Cereal Milk Oreo, Raspberry Tres Leches, Toffee Coffee Cake, Rainbow Cake, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Cookie, Honey Rose, Biscoff Cookie Butter, Kahlua & Cookies & Nutella Butter  

Google Reviews Score4.7/5
Yelp Reviews Score4.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.4/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
High-quality Ingredients 4.7/5
Variety of Flavors5/5
Creative Presentation4.5/5


  • Unique ice cream selection 
  • Delicious raspberry tres leches ice cream 


  • Dry and stale waffle cones 
  • Expensive for portion sizes 

Flower & Cream Artisan Ice Cream has been creating quite a buzz lately, and after visiting the shop for ourselves, we can see why. From the moment we stepped inside, we were greeted with a warm welcome and a delicious aroma of waffle cones.

The first thing that caught our eye was the unique selection of ice cream flavors. They had classic options like vanilla and chocolate, but they also had more adventurous flavors like Biscoff cookie butter and unicorn tracks.  

We first tried a scoop of their raspberry tres leches ice cream. It was rich and creamy with chunks of moist, and sweet yellow cake mixed in. 

While there weren’t actual chunks of raspberries in it, they did have a swirl of raspberry sauce that added a nice finishing burst of flavor. Could be addictive!

The other ice cream flavor we tried was their cereal milk Oreo flavor, which was interesting, to say the least. In our opinion, it was as if we were eating a bowl of soggy cereal with little tiny chunks of Oreo. 

Besides their unique ice cream flavors, we liked how Flower & Cream is committed to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. They even had a sign listing the farms they sourced their dairy and produce from. 

However, there were a few things that we thought weren’t so great. While the ice cream itself was delicious, we thought that their waffle cones were a bit lackluster. 

In our opinion, it was dry and tasted a bit stale, which was a little disappointing considering how great the ice cream was.

Additionally, the prices were a bit steep for the portion sizes. We felt like we were just  paying a premium price only for the artisanal aspect of the ice cream.

5. Cloud 10 Creamery 

Website: Cloud 10 Creamery 

Address: 3201 Louisiana St #100, Houston, TX 77006, United States

Contact Info: +1 713-485-4770


  • Monday to Thursday & Sunday: 12 to 10 PM 
  • Friday to Saturday: 12 to 11 PM 

Flavors: Banana Cinnamon, Café Sua Da, Dark Chocolate, Earl Grey Lemon, Maple Butter Pecan, Marzipan, Nutella W/Marshmellows, PB&J, Strawberry W/Strawberry Jam, Toasted Rice, Vanilla Bean, Gingersnap, Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip & Brown Sugar Cookies & Cream

Google Reviews Score4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency4.3/5
High-quality Ingredients 4.5/5
Variety of Flavors4.4/5
Creative Presentation4/5


  • Clean and cozy shop
  • Friendly staff
  • Interesting flavors
  • Creamy PB&J ice cream


  • Long lines 
  • Toasted rice ice cream 

Almost everyone we’ve spoken to raved about the ice cream at Cloud 10 Creamery. We heard plenty of comments on the fine quality of their ice cream and the friendly service. 

For starters, even though we visited on a weekday afternoon, the line was out the door. It took a significant amount of time to get to the front and place our order. 

While their popularity says something about the quality of their ice cream, we thought waiting half an hour in line was a bit long. 

All that said, there were plenty of things we did enjoy about Cloud 10 Creamery. The shop was charming, clean, well-decorated, and had many cozy seats. 

One thing that stood out to us right away, though, was the exceptional service from the staff. The staff members we interacted with were friendly and knowledgeable about the flavors on hand. 

We liked how they offered recommendations and let us try samples before deciding. We noted how they even went above and beyond by offering to take a picture of the customers in front of us with their ice cream!

Regarding the ice cream selection, we thought it was great that they had many flavors. They had classics like mint chocolate chip and flavors we would have never considered, such as toasted rice.

We decided to try the Earl Grey Lemon, the PB& J, and their toasted rice flavors. We thought all of them were smooth and creamy in terms of texture. 

The Earl Grey Lemon ice cream had a strong citrus flavor. We could barely taste any hints of the tea itself, though, so it probably wasn’t balanced enough. 

Our favorite was their PB&J—we loved the nutty, smooth taste of the peanut butter combined with notes of raspberry jam. It was like biting into an actual PB&J sandwich. 

However, we weren’t fans of their toasted rice ice cream. In our opinion, the flavor of jasmine was too strong, and it tasted more like biting into a flower than replicating the flavors of rice.

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