5 Must-Try Dessert Spots in Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

May 23, 2023

By: Avery Frazier

Whether you are looking to finish dinner with a decadent dessert or just want to treat yourself, the Hub City has what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth. From ice cream to cupcakes, there are so many delicious places you must try when in Lubbock!

This 50s-style ice cream and soda shoppe features unique flavors served as scoops, sundaes, milkshakes and floats. Whether you are going for the retro vibe or to get a sweet treat, Holly Hops is a fun stop for everyone. With so many delicious flavors, it’s impossible to choose a favorite!

The Ruffled Cup has two locations in Amarillo and Lubbock that feature 16 daily flavors and four rotating specialty flavors, offering a large array of cupcakes to choose from. The Visit Lubbock favorites include wedding cake, chocolate salted caramel, and The Marilyn. The Ruffled Cup also specializes in other custom desserts like sugar cookies and cakes.

J’s Creamery is a local staple and serves housemade frozen custard. With both a walk-up window and drive-through option, this is a go-to spot on a warm summer night in West Texas. From sundaes to concretes and shakes, you can’t go wrong with any menu item. Be sure to pair your something sweet with an iced cold, artisan rootbeer or cream soda.

Recently opened in January 2023, D’lish is serving up fresh cupcakes, cookies, brownies and gelato. Each delicious treat is made in-house daily and is oh-so-yummy. Try the Stracciatella gelato and be whisked away to the Italian countryside in one bite!

Whip’d offers mini pies that make for a perfect personal portion to indulge in or share with a friend. About a fourth of the size of an actual pie, Whip’d releases a rotating menu each week, allowing you to try all of the flavors without committing to a full pie. For those who are gluten-free, Whip’d offers an allergen-friendly crust alternative. 

Whatever you’re craving, Lubbock has the perfect sweet treat for you! Let us know your favorite dessert place using the hashtag #LiveLoveLubbock. 


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