Where do you go when the weather is hot and your sweet tooth hits? Try these Katy ice cream shops to stay cool and satisfy those sweet cravings this summer.

Hank’s Ice Cream

Where: 9291 Main St, Houston

This pink-walled ice cream shop prides itself on offering small-batch ice cream. The family-owned business has been scooping ice cream for over 20 years and is the place to be if you’re craving old-fashioned ice cream. Guests swear by the butter pecan and cake batter is a close second. Other ice cream flavor favorites include chocolate chip and the dulce de leche.

Snow Bubble Hut Snow Ice and Bubble Tea

Where: 406 West Grand Pkwy South

Specializing in shaved ice and bubble tea, this Katy sweet shop can keep you cool all summer long. The shop features a variety of milk tea flavors to keep things interesting as well as in-house prepared sandwiches to enjoy. But the real star of the show is Snow Bubble Hut’s mountain of snow ice. The dessert comes to you piled-high on a plate and is typically covered with toppings of your choice, like fresh fruit or sweet sauces.

La Argentina Artisanal Gelato

Where: 3750 S Mason Rd

This family-operated business first started out over three decades ago in Maracaibo Venezuela. La Argentina uses their own recipes to craft their artisana gelatos without using artificial coloring, flavoring or other additives. The gelato shop offers over 100 different flavors, from classic standbys to new and exciting exotic tastes. La Argentina also provides sorbets and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.

Ritter’s Frozen Custard

Where: 3427 N Fry Rd

Searching for custard that is made fresh each day? Look no further than Ritter’s Frozen Custard. This dessert chain is known to serve up cones, shakes, Italian ice and sundaes. Order at the counter and find a seat underneath an umbrella to stay shaded while you enjoy your treat. The custard shop has a few classic flavors to choose from as well as non-traditional custard flavors including lavender pomegranate, lemon basil and avocado banana.

Frios Gourmet Pops

Where: 2717 Commercial Center Blvd Suite E-185

All natural and local, Frios Gourmet Pops offers fresh, frozen fun to Katy residents. The Alabama-based pops-maker partners with local farms and growers to produce their sweet treats and always uses the freshest ingredients possible when applicable. The pop shop offers a rotating list of flavors that change from season to season. Some of the summer and year-round flavors include blueberry lemonade, avocado lime, cereal and milk, chocolate orange, key lime pie, Mexican chocolate and peach tea.  

Amy’s Ice Creams

Where: 3816 Farnham St

This local chain, established in 1984, serves up inventive takes on ice cream classics and offers over 350 different flavors in rotation, including their famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream. Ice cream lovers can pick up ice cream cakes, sweet tooths can get their fill of chocolate strawberries and visitors can cool off with cones, bowls and shakes. Plus, Amy’s offers a smattering of different Crush’ns or toppings to add to your ice cream creation.  

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