With the recent record-breaking heatwave, we are all looking for the best way to stay cool! Take it from me, nothing tastes better than a double scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor as the West Texas sun beats down. Luckily, Lubbock has a variety of fruity and creamy options to choose from. I have pooled together a list of my favorite shops as well as their must-try items below!
J’s Creamery is at the top of my list for a reason. Since moving to Lubbock, this has been my husband and I’s signature date-night (trust me when I say that I am a J’s Creamery expert). Early on in our visits to the creamery, I was amazed to find each sweet treat does not disappoint. No matter what you order, you will believe it is the best item on the menu – until your next visit. From the hand-crafted sodas and drinks to the signature concretes and housemade custards, each bite is as mouthwatering as the last. My personal favorite is the Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Concrete. Trust me on this one!
This cool popsicle vendor creates (dare I say) the most refreshing fruit and cream pops I’ve ever had and a must-have on those hot summer days. Each Saturday at the Wolfforth Farmer’s Market, I make a point to grab a new flavor to keep cool while checking out the local vendors. Each inventive flavor is created from the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms. They also have allergy-friendly pops such as dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and vegan. My top recommendations include strawberry and blueberry cheesecake! Find them at their brick and mortar or in their food truck around the city! You won’t want to keep these as a summer-time-only delicacy.
Holly Hops Ice Cream Shop
It would be a disservice to not mention this Lubbock staple. On the corner of 34th and Indiana, Holly Hops Ice Cream Shop pays tribute to the “Hub City’s” favorite son, Buddy Holly. Designed as a vintage-style malt shot, guests can time travel back to the 1950s and indulge in the authentic soda fountain, their choice of old-fashioned sundaes, banana splits and 24 signature ice cream flavors. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any choice at this iconic shop.
Lubbock’s selection of food trucks is as extensive as it is rich. But this truck is a can’t-miss when looking for a filling dessert. Whether it’s catering for an event or a late-night sweet tooth satisfaction, these handcrafted ice cream cookie sandwiches are next level. This local favorite has a plethora of creative flavors and homemade cookies to choose from. Mix and Match any cookie with any ice cream to create a concoction personally crafted for your tastebuds. Sandwiches aren’t their only area of expertise. They also offer floats and cones highlighting their personal ice cream flavors including birthday cake, cookies ‘n cream, Butterfinger, chocolate and vanilla. I recommend the cookies ‘n cream ice cream between a chocolate chip cookie!
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