Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. Here are Some Places to Get Your Fill

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Wild About Harry's
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*Best Food Orgasm - 2006

President Ronald Reagan designated every third Sunday during the month of July as National Ice Cream Day. If you're a true 'Merican, you'll follow the orders of our beloved Dutch and have a scoop or three. We have a list of a few local faves. Make us proud now.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate
While this Oak Cliff chocolatier is known for its dark chocolate concoctions, they also dabble in the push-pop business. The ice cream flavors, like their chocolate, are all but ordinary, yet amazing. A few things they have right now are mamey and vanilla, fig mezcal, and passion fruit. They're open Sunday and push-pops are $4 each.

Wild About Harry's
Harry's mom's custard recipe has been kept alive for more than 80 years now. Hopefully, the life-size hotdog dude out front lasts as long. The old-school family run spot on Knox Street has been in business locally for more than 15 years and continues to be one of the best spots in the city to cool down with almost 50 flavors and several daily specials.

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Pokey O's

Pokey O's
This retro ice cream shop over by SMU serves Blue Bell Ice Cream, but their specialty is smushing it between their homemade cookies for amazing sandwiches, which earned them the a Best of Dallas® award for "Best Food Orgasm" a few years back.

Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream
This soda-fountain spot in Denton's old town square is a little bit of a hike, but a Sunday drive for a scoop (or three) of one of their unique homemade flavors, with 14 percent butterfat, is worth it. Flavors get creative with things like Campfire Marshmallow, Krissy French Toast or Peterbuilt Big Red. They're open until 10:30 p.m. daily. If the drive just kills the deal, Central Market carries their ice cream too.

Henry's Homemade Ice Cream
Henry's at 3011 Independence Parkway in Plano has been churning out homemade ice cream daily since 1992. Henry brought his ice cream operation down from Philadelphia, primarily because he wanted to spread the good word: "Ice cream makes you pretty." We need no convincing.

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Paciugo

Paciugo
Pa-CHOO-go, which means "good enough to smear all over your face and lick from between your fingers," is growing faster than my chia pet. They have almost 20 places in the region these days, and if you haven't had any yet, what the heck is the hold up? Seriously, why haven't you? Their gelato is made with milk instead of cream, and after beginning in Turin, Italy, they opened their first stateside spot in Dallas in 1997. So in terms of international expansion, they were raised in Big D.


Location Info

Dude, Sweet Chocolate

408 W. 8th St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Wild About Harry's

3113 Knox St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

117 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX

Category: Restaurant

Henry's Homemade Ice Cream

3100 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX

Category: Restaurant

Paciugo Gelato - CLOSED

5600 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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7 comments
carrie
carrie

I'm a big fan of the homemade creations at Old Town Creamery in Plano. I love the avocado flavor but the Indian/Pakistani flavors keep me coming back. This place is my 2nd place after Amy's in Austin....ha, not counting that divine cantaloupe gelato I had in Barcelona.

Hud
Hud

List is incomplete without mentioning Carnival Barker ice cream. The dude makes it in Deep Ellum and it's great. You can hit him up and I also got some at Bolsa Mercado.

Scott DFW
Scott DFW

They don't make their own ice cream at Sweet Firefly.  But, as you say, the owner is nice and it's a cute shop.

Mervis
Mervis

Even funnier now that I've read the Snuffers story.

Mervis
Mervis

This was a great Fake Jon Daniels.

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