8 Spots for the Best Ice Cream in Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

July 21, 2023

#Desserts #Ice Cream #Restaurants

By: Annie Kinnison

When it comes to beating the summer heat, nothing quite hits the spot like a delicious frozen treat. Whether you’re in the mood for creamy gelato, an ice cream sandwich, a refreshing milkshake, a classic root beer float, or a snowcone, Lubbock has something for everyone. Join us as we explore the top spots in the city for these icy delights. 

Best Concrete

5101 82nd Street 

J’s Creamery is a beloved local favorite and an enduring staple in the community. Renowned for their house-made concrete, they offer a wide variety of mix-ins that cater to every taste bud’s desire. J’s Creamery offers a tempting array of expertly crafted concretes such as the Caramel Pretzel or Chocolate Banana concretes, as well as the option to create your own with their extensive selection of toppings.

Best Sundae

3404 34th Street 

From the retro-inspired decor to the classic tunes playing in the background, Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe creates an immersive experience that captures the essence of the 50s, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a taste of sweet nostalgia. The Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae and Hot Caramel Brownie Sundae are must-try items! Delight in the warm, gooey brownie base complemented by a generous drizzle of hot fudge or caramel, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving every spoonful.

Best Gelato 

5017 Milwaukee Avenue #200 

D’lish Sweets and Gelato is renowned for serving the finest gelato in Lubbock. Prepare to indulge your senses in a creamy, velvety heaven of flavors carefully handcrafted with love and passion. With an array of delectable options ranging from traditional favorites to unique creations, D’lish Sweets and Gelato offers an unforgettable taste that will transport you straight to the charming streets of Italy.

Best Ice Cream Sandwich

Follow Kurbside Sweets on Facebook and Instagram for the updated location of their truck!

Be on the lookout for Kurbside, the beloved food truck that pops up at various locations across town, becoming a local sensation. This charming mobile eatery offers a delightful rotating menu of cookies and ice cream. With the wide range of cookie and ice cream flavors, there’s always something to satisfy your sweet tooth. Stay updated with their social media pages to discover the next spot where you can track down these treats!

Best Milkshake

Blue Sky  

3216 4th Street 

4416 98th Street 

At Blue Sky Restaurant, prepare to be amazed by their milkshakes, crafted with the beloved Texas favorite, Blue Bell ice cream. The array of delectable flavors to choose from, such as fresh banana and Oreo cookie, make Blue Sky’s milkshakes an absolute must-try for milkshake fanatics.

Best Ice Cream Dish

1204 Broadway Street #103 

West Table’s Strawberry Cobbler with walnut coriander crumble, lemon zest and vanilla ice cream offers a unique and delightful way to experience ice cream. The warm strawberry cobbler is complemented by a crunchy walnut coriander crumble and a burst of freshness from lemon zest. Top it off with creamy vanilla ice cream for a truly exceptional dessert. It’s a must-try for ice cream enthusiasts looking for a one-of-a-kind treat.

Best Ice Cream Snow Cone

2801 Clovis Road 

At Gonzales Snowcones, you can enjoy the best of both worlds by getting a snow cone with a delicious scoop of ice cream on top. This unique combination brings together the refreshing coolness of a snow cone with creamy ice cream. The shaved ice flavored with your choice of syrup is elevated to a whole new level with the addition of a perfect scoop on top. It’s a delightful treat that will satisfy both your sweet tooth and your desire for a cool and refreshing snack.

Best Root Beer Float

Photo Courtesy of Twisted Root Burger Co. Instagram

116 West Loop 289 

The Root Beer Float at Twisted Root is one of a kind! Indulge in the creamy delight of their house-made custard, expertly mixed with their signature flavored root beer. As a finishing touch, the float is topped with a toasted marshmallow, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

Make sure to treat yourself to these local favorites and beat the summer heat with the best scoops Lubbock has to offer! Share your favorite spots using #LiveLoveLubbock.


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