Lubbock’s long and hot summers make for perfect ice cream weather, feeling like 100 degrees. You’ll definitely need the best ice cream in Lubbock to get through those sweltering days!
Best Places for Delicious Ice Cream in Lubbock
From creamy vanilla ice cream and amazing shaved ice to sumptuous homemade ice cream, look no further than these places to satisfy your frozen dessert cravings. Whether it’s your first time visiting here or the fifth time, here are some undeniably great ice cream spots you can’t resist.
Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe
Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe has some great food and, more importantly for us, great homemade ice cream. What’s not to love about a vintage-style malt shop and soda fountain that offers luscious desserts and more?
The 50s atmosphere and jukebox add to the charm of Holly Hop for reminiscing the good ol’ days.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with 32 ice cream flavors and dairy-free sorbet selections, shakes, malts, and floats. Don’t miss trying their homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches (a personal favorite); they’re heavenly.
- Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
Bahama Buck’s is the place for some of the best shave ice outside Hawaii. This chain outlet with a laid-back, island vibe has everything from Acai bowls, juices, and smoothies to ice creams and desserts.
With shaved ice so light and airy, you can make your Sno by choosing from over 100 original gourmet flavors and toppings. Super sour, fruity, tropical, dessert, beverage, natural, or sugar-free? They’ve got you covered.
Plus they also have flavors like Birthday Cake, Pina Colada, Mango, and Strawberry Cheesecake in sugar-free options!
Their Unicorn signature Sno is a delight to the eyes and tastebuds. You can also add any of their signature toppings. You can’t help but fall in love with the Bahama Rama Mama (ice cream blended with shaved ice).
- Bahama Buck’s, multiple locations
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream
Howdy is all over Texas and for a reason. Not only is there ice cream fabulous, but their mission deserves special notice:
Howdy Homemade was started by Tom Landis. He was aware that people with special needs were overlooked as productive employees after hiring a young man with Down syndrome for his restaurant. He has created a space where teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities could find meaningful employment.
You can find their ice cream not only in stores, but also in the freezer of grocery stores like H-E-B, Brookshire Brothers, and United Supermarkets locations. Some of their flavors worth checking out include Cookie Nom’ster, Dr Pepper Chocolate Chip, and Cold Brew and Cookies.
For the ultimate chocolate ice cream, try their Chocolate As All Get Out – the most chocolatey chocolate with rich, fudgy flakes.
They also have special hot cocoa signature flavors – Birthday Cake, Peppermint Bark, and Double Chocolate. You can customize your hot cocoa flavor with rich hot chocolate, whipped topping, a dollop of their famous ice cream, and special toppings.
- Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, 2628 W Loop 289 Acc Rd STE 300, Lubbock, TX 79407
J’s Creamery Frozen Custard Ice Cream
Imagine your favorite ice cream, only richer, creamier, smoother, and more delicious – that’s J’s Creamery’s fresh frozen custard, made to order. It isn’t uncommon to see crowds thronging outside waiting to get their hands on a cone or two!
They use the finest ingredients to make the highest quality product, and their unique process keeps air to a minimum to make custard so creamy, thick, and decadent that you’ll keep returning for more.
With the available classic vanilla and chocolate flavors, you can choose from sundaes, shakes, frappes, drinks, concretes, and smoothies. They also have a cute-sized baby cone and a puppy cone.
Try their Cinnamon Churro Concrete (vanilla frozen custard, cinnamon, caramel, churro bites)!
- J’s Creamery, 5101, 82nd St, Lubbock, TX 79424
This dessert chain serving crazy flavored ice cream, ice, and frozen yogurt in the shape of little dots will attract your curiosity if you haven’t tried it yet.
From Banana Split, Birthday Cake, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream flavors to Icee Cherry ‘N Blue Razz, Rainbow, Blue Raspberry, Lemon, Lime, and Orange ice flavors, these little dots of ice cream weird , but fun to try!
- Dippin’ Dots, South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414
Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery
You don’t need a special reason to relish fresh, out-of-the-oven warm cookies – but when you take warm cookies and add some ice cream, it’s the irresistible Tiffwich ice cream sandwich. You can make your sammie how you like it with choices of Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies N Cream, and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors.
- Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery, 411 University Ave #200, Lubbock, TX 79401
Other Places With Great Ice Cream in Lubbock
You can also try these other places in Lubbock for delicious ice cream:
- The Cheesecake Factory, South Plains Mall, 6014 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414
- Cold Stone Creamery, 8215 University Ave Ste 160, Lubbock, TX 79423
- Dairy Queen, multiple locations
The Cherry on Top!
With such a varied choice of ice cream flavors and so many different ways to enjoy it, Lubbock has some fun to offer.