Plano, a city like no other, also has ice cream like no other. When craving frozen sweet treats in the sweltering heat of Texas, find respite in some of the best ice cream in Plano.
From classic flavors and Italian gelatos to mouth-watering seasonal flavors and soft-serve ice cream, you’ll find it all here.
Best Places for Great Ice Cream in Plano
Here are the top ice cream places to help you beat the summer heat or make for a good scoop of ice cream at any other time of the year.
Sugar Pine Creamery
A top choice for soft-serve ice cream, beyond the traditional chocolate and vanilla, they use premium ingredients to make delicious, fun, and innovative flavors at Sugar Pine Creamery.
While you can find six flavors at any given time (including two dairy-free options), they change the flavors every two weeks with previous favorites or new flavors.
The flavors include Cereal Milk, Buttermilk Pancake, Lavender White Chocolate (a personal favorite), and Blood Orange Chocolate. They also have a green tea cone!
If you aren’t up for a soft serve, they have unique milk tea flavors that come with Boba. The options include Rose, Taro, Thai tea, Honeydew, Salted Caramel, Black Sugar, and Sugar Pine, which seem appealing even if you’ve had a soft serve.
There’s also flavored iced tea with Boba, with just the right sweetness and green tea flavor. Take your fruity flavor pick, or get your taste buds on an adventure by mixing a couple of flavors.
- Sugar Pine Creamery, 6832 Coit Rd, Suite 270B, Plano, TX 75023
Ked’s Ice Cream
What was Old Town Creamery in 2009 is now Ked’s Ice Cream, Waffles, & Crepes – a local favorite.
A counter-serve ice cream parlor with classic and global flavors, smoothies, shakes, and freezer cakes, they also have excellent customer service. If it’s your first time visiting here (or the tenth time), their fantastic range of flavors will daze you.
This Plano ice cream shop specializes in Indian-inspired flavors like Kulfi, Saffron, Falooda, Chai Tea, Gulab Jamun, Tutti Frutti, and more. The more common flavors include Birthday Cake, Butter Pecan, Caramel Fudge, etc.
I recommend their Faloodas (especially the Mango Falooda); they’re almost like a complete meal. There are also waffles, sweet crepes, and kulfis to try. With such excellent ice cream, Ked’s will have you returning for more.
- Ked’s Artisan Ice Cream & Treats, 6205 Coit Road #344, Plano, TX 75024
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
In September 1992, when Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream moved from Philadelphia to its current location in Plano, Texans gained a great place to satisfy their sweet tooth.
They have a delightful tagline – ‘Ice cream makes you pretty.’ With Henry’s ice cream made from 16% butterfat mix from Schepps Dairy and the finest natural ingredients, flavors, and fruits, it’s bound to make anyone happier!
Currently serving over 700 restaurants in the area, their retail store serves unique flavors and even pretzel cones (a rare find). Drool-worthy flavors include Cinnamon, Corn, Vanilla Oreo, TX Pecan Praline, Peanut Butter Cup, and Black Raspberry. They have lactose-free ice cream options too.
Gourmet ice cream, sorbets, yogurts, spumoni, frozen desserts, and superior ice cream toppings; find all this and more at Henry’s. Not to forget the ice cream cakes and pies!
- Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream, 3100 Independence Pkwy Suite #215, Plano, TX 75075
The Gelato Cone
No one serves authentic gelato like The Gelato Cone, making for some of the best ice creams in Plano.
Their milky flavors include Sea Salt Caramel, Cinnamon Crunch, Peanut, Milk Ocean, Rose, and Chocolate Flakes.
Fruity flavors (like Melon, Peach, Lemon, Strawberry, and Banana), milk-free (like Red Berries, Dark Chocolate, and Pineapple), and gluten-free options, in addition to their delightful smoothies; you can indulge all the way.
- The Gelato Cone, 1005 E 15th St Ste 101, Plano, TX 75074 and 7140 Bishop Rd, Plano, TX 75024
Milky Treats Ice Cream
Two best friends with a shared passion led to this unconventional ice cream shop. Among the 15 uniquely handcrafted flavors, what will catch your attention is Black Velvet (red velvet cake infused with activated charcoal and red velvet cake bites). Watch out for black lips after just one bite of it. There’s also Unicorn Brownie, Cookie Monster, Purple U-Bae, and Cake By the Ocean.
What’s funkier is your choice of ice cream between a warm-pressed donut, as well as the house-made waffle cones or cups.
The cereal-infused ice cream bar lets you try a milky swirl, milky shake, or milky donut. You won’t be disappointed. Once you’ve tried their desserts, this will land on your list of favorite ice cream shops right away.
- Milky Treats Ice Cream, 7000, Independence Parkway #104d, Plano, TX 75025
Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy
Among the local restaurants in Plano, Braum’s stands out for its great atmosphere, hamburgers, and ice creams.
Their sundaes, banana splits, sherbet freeze, malts, and shakes are beyond compare. This is also a great frozen yogurt spot.
They serve their ice creams in cones baked at the Braum’s Bakery and offer Premium, Light, Fat-free, Low-fat, Frozen Yogurt (Sugar-free options available), French, and Sherbet. With over 100 flavors, you’re more likely to get a double or even triple dip.
Some unforgettable flavors are Gingerbread, Fudge Ripple, French Eggnog, Coconut Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate with Chocolate Chips, Cherries, Pecan & Cream, and Amaretto Peach Charlotte.
- Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store, 1428 Independence Pkwy and 2005 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX
Other Places With Great Ice Cream in Plano
- Hi Sweetie Ice Cream Rolls & Desserts, 8604 Preston Rd #121, Plano, TX 75024
- Local Creamery, 5805 Preston Rd, Suite 598, Plano, TX 75093
- Amorino Gelato, 7700 Windrose Ave. G157, Legacy West, Plano, TX 75024
The cherry on top!
While you can find Ben & Jerry’s, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin Robbins, and Dairy Queen in Plano, try out some local favorites instead.