Ice cream parlors are defined as “places that sell ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen custard and frozen yogurt to consumers.”
Fun Facts About the Sweet Treat
According to icecream.com, Americans consume an average of 48 pints each year. A revealing 2019 study done by Workwise, an award-winning company that develops customer relations and sales software, states the most popular flavor in the United States is Cookies & Cream. In fact, it was the most popular flavor in 14 states, including Texas.
Spots in the South side of San Antonio
210 Ice Cream Shop– The shop is located at 6502 South Flores Street. It is open 7 days a week, from 11am-midnight. Their menu features favorites like cones and floats, banana splits, brownie sundaes, ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.
Baskin-Robbins– Baskin-Robbins is a chain that has approximately 7,500 locations in nearly 50 countries. In South Side, Baskin-Robbins is located at 1530 Femoyer Street. Their menu includes ice cream cups, cones, parfaits and sundaes.
Churroholic– Churroholic is a Spanish inspired dessert shop located at 4137 South New Braunfels Avenue. Besides ice cream in a dish and ice cream milkshakes, one of their popular menu items is their Churro Sundae, which features 2 sugar churros, 1 scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate drizzle, coconut flakes and toffee.
Dairy Queen– Dairy Queen is a chain of soft serve ice cream and fast food restaurants that has over 6,800 locations throughout 27+ countries. In the South Side, there are 6 locations- 600 Fair Avenue, 1255 South General McMullen Drive, 2282 Southeast Military Drive, 3244 Southwest Military Drive, 3301 Nogalitos Street and 9222 South Zarzamora Street.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers– Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is a fast-casual restaurant that has 300+ locations throughout 30 states, as well as the Middle East. In South Side, the establishment is located at 7707 IH-35 South. Their menu features ice cream cake and waffle cones, malts, milkshakes and sundaes.
Marble Slab Creamery– Marble Slab Creamery is a chain of independently owned and operated franchised stores that specialize in serving homemade ice cream that has approximately 391 locations worldwide. In South Side, Marble Slab Creamery is located at 3138 Southeast Military Drive. Their menu features cakes, cupcakes, signature sundaes and milkshakes.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Treats– Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt & Treats is a chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops, located in South Side at 2535 Southeast Military Drive. Their menu features over 80 flavors of frozen yogurt, including brownie batter, chocolate cheesecake, key lime pie and salted caramel.
Rolling Rey’s Ice Cream– Rolling Rey’s is homemade and rolled with a Texas twist. They are located at 2230 Southeast Military Drive and features a menu that includes several of their signature rolls, including Berry Blast, Cheesecake and Hot Chocolate.
Sonic Drive-In– Sonic is a drive-in, fast-food restaurant chain that has approximately 3,612 locations throughout 45 states. Sonic’s menu includes cones, sandwiches and sundaes, as well as classic and hand-mixed master milkshakes.
7 South Side locations:
3150 Roosevelt Avenue
3222 Goliad Road
4319 South New Braunfels Avenue
4623 I-35 South
5031 Rigsby Avenue
6341 Pearsall Road
9703 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway
South Alamode Panini & Gelato– Yes, this is not your typical ice cream shop, but they do have awesome gelato. South Alamode Panini & Gelato is located at 1420 South Alamo Street, inside the Blue Star Arts Complex. Each flavor of gelato is made fresh daily, using both local and Italian ingredients.
Steve’s Sno-Cone House– While they do have sno-cones, as the name implies, they also have ice cream. Steve’s Sno-Cone House is located at 2038 Pleasanton Road. They feature an array of menu items including banana splits, waffle cones and milkshakes.
The Creamery at South Park Mall– The Creamery at South Park Mall is located at 2310 Southwest Military Drive. The counter-serve spot features banana splits, freshly baked waffle cones, milkshakes and sundaes.