Ice Cream, Custard, and Popsicles :: Fort Worth’s Best Places to Get Cool Treats

Have you heard it’s hot outside? This never-ending heat has us and our children craving cool treats to beat the heat. 

Enjoy cool treats like popsicles, sno-cones, and custard this summer in Fort Worth.

And good news: Fort Worth has an abundance of delectable places to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Check out where you can find your favorite frozen snacks!

Frozen Custard

Andy’s Frozen Custard: With several locations in the area and enough topping choices to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth, Andy’s is a great option on a hot day.

Curly’s Frozen Custard: A Camp Bowie favorite, Curly’s has creamy custard with toppings, as well as smoothies and popsicles. If your kids want sweet, but you’re in the mood for savory, try one of its yummy hot dogs. 

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Frozen Yogurt

Cow Tipping Creamery: Located in Zoli’s pizza on Hulen, this place features “stackers,” which is its version of an ice cream sundae — frozen yogurt layered with baked goods and homemade sauces. 

Menchie’s: A wide range of flavors and toppings that can’t be beat, Menchie’s has a few locations to the north and is worth the drive. Don’t miss Menchie’s vegan-friendly flavors!

Sweet Frog: Located near TCU, this frozen yogurt shop has many dairy-free sorbets and classic flavors. You can also find stores in Burleson and North Richland Hills.

Frozen yogurt toppings make everyone happy, even in hot Texas heat.Ice Cream

Amorino Gelato: It’s a beautiful thing when ice cream looks as good as it tastes. Made to look like budding flowers, this gelato is stunning. The store features homemade macarons, waffle cones, and crepes. 

Braum’s: There are several Braum’s locations around Tarrant County. This is where flavor and affordability collide.

Central Market: This grocery store has delicious house-made gelato in a variety of flavors. Grab some scoops and sit outside on the patio while the kids play on the playground. They also have live music on the weekends, making it a great stop for the whole family. 

Melt: A true Fort Worth small business, Melt has delicious ice cream flavors that change every month. In addition to the milky classics, it also always has at least one vegan option for dairy-free ice cream lovers. 

Creamistry: Often found in malls and now on West 7th, this is all about customization, from your base (non-dairy options available) to your mix-ins. This price here is steeper, but worth the flavor and experience.

Morgan’s Ice Cream: Another local favorite, Morgan’s Ice Cream (formerly known as Gypsy Scoops) is family-owned and delicious. It typically have a least one non-dairy choice available and the cones are delish. 


Kokitos: Found on the westside of Fort Worth, Kokitos offers traditional Mexican flavors, mangonadas, smoothies, and fresh fruit. ¡Delicioso! 

Mango Master: Mango Master delivers a traditional and truly scrumptious mangonada along with other fresh options in epic portions. Find it at Ridgmar Mall or in La Gran Plaza. 

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Frios: Found in Keller, this place has creamy and fruity pops.

Steel City Pops: With locally sourced and all-natural ingredients (and all items are gluten free!) your standard cream- and fruit-based popsicles are joined by a delicious cookie pop option.

Popsicles in summer mean a cool treat.Sno-Cones

Bedford Snoball: All your favorite flavors available in a wide range of sizes, including my favorite, Pee Wee, which is only 50 cents!

Pelican’s Snoballs: With locations in both Roanoke and Fort Worth, there’s a lot to love when it comes to the fluffy ice and fun flavors. Gluten-free and sugar-free options are available. 

Sol y Luna Snow Ball: If you’re looking for homemade syrups, fruits, and traditional Mexican flavors, this is the place for sno-cones.

Sugar Rush Shaved Ice: A small truck that’s big on flavor located in Haslet, this place has has typical favorites but also serves frozen lemonade and frozen chocolate bananas. 

Nana’s Kitchen: In addition to its incredible southern fare, Nana’s makes amazing Italian ices that are topped with real fruit, candy, and whipped cream. 

Chill with a delicious sno-cone at one of Fort Worth's many locations.

Fort Worth and its surrounding areas have so much to offer when it comes to cold concoctions. Do you have a favorite we can add to the list?

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sarah met her husband in college where they were both pursuing music degrees. After several fast-paced years in New York City, they settled in the Fort Worth area in 2013. Their greatest adventure began in early 2019 with the birth of their daughter Eleanor. Sarah currently works in the real estate industry. She enjoys practicing yoga, watching "bad" tv, perusing restaurant menus online, and pretending she can cook and host like the Barefoot Contessa.


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