“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” You know how the jingle goes. This month, ice cream lovers and aficionados of gelatos have something to scream about. Not only is July National Ice Cream Month, July 16 is National Ice Cream Day. Get ready to dip your spoon into some delicious frozen treats. These are the best places to celebrate all things ice cream around Dallas.

1.Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Where: 4333 Lovers Lane, Dallas
Have you ever wanted to try Hot Tamales ice cream? How about Dr. Pepper flavored ice cream? At Howdy Homemade Ice Cream in Dallas, you can. This ice cream shop is manned by energetic and helpful special needs folks, and operates on a philosophy that aims to change the way the world looks at everyone, founded on a conviction that in the restaurant industry, people come first. Whether you order a scoop, a scoop in a cone, or a scoop on a donut, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is sure to satisfy.

2.Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

Where: 3100 Independence Pkwy, Plano  
For more than three decades, this Plano ice cream maker has been churning out gourmet, homemade ice cream. Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream has won dozens of accolades on a local and national scale, including taking first place at a national ice cream competition, so you know it’s good. In addition to their Plano retail shop, where customers can get creative cones like chocolate chip and pretzel, Henry’s can be found in over 700 Dallas-area restaurants.

3. Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Where: 1020 W Main St, Carrollton
Founded in 1998, Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream specializes in homemade ice cream treats, specialty desserts like ice cream cakes and pies and ice cream sodas in flavors like lime, vanilla and butterscotch. The ice cream shop has over 100 flavors to choose from, which rotate from season to season. Each Beth’s location has between 48 and 64 ice cream flavors to choose from at any given time, or whenever an ice cream craving hits.

4. Milk & Cream

Where: 5420 Ross Ave, Dallas
Dallas’ most talked about ice cream shop, Milk & Cream is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This spot makes for the perfect stop on National Ice Cream Day for its creative takes on classic favorites and funky combinations. Get your scoop sandwiched between two donuts halves. Try the Cookie Monster. This frozen treat is made up of blue Cookie Monster ice cream, topped with Cookie Crunch and then it’s smooshed between two soft and warm donut halves. Can you say, guilty pleasure?

5. Old Town Creamery

Where: 6205 Coit Rd, Plano
Offering ice cream flavors from around the world, this Plano ice cream shop has been dubbed “The Best Ice Cream in Dallas” by D Magazine. Here you can try ethnic takes on cakes and pies. Old Town Creamery also offers up fried ice cream, with cherry, chocolate drizzle and whipped cream. Additionally, the spot features exotic ice cream flavors like Thai Tea, which D Magazine says is a “must try.”

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