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4 of the Best Spots for Ice Cream in Fredericksburg TX

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May 22, 2024

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! What’s better after a day of exploring Texas Hill Country than some sweet and refreshing ice cream? Nothing! Fredericksburg has a handful of delicious ice cream shops, including one that’s been voted as one of the best in the entire state. Cool off from the Texas heat with a hefty scoop (or two!) the next time you visit. Here are 4 of the best spots for ice cream in Fredericksburg TX:

1. Clear River

An old-school style ice cream parlor through and through, Clear River is a vintage diner style shop and one of the best places for ice cream in Fredericksburg TX! Voted the third-best ice cream in all of Texas by Texas Country Reporter, you won’t be disappointed by all the choices and deliciousness at this spot! All the ice cream here is made in small batches that pack a large punch of flavor. Choices like Mexican Vanilla, Amaretto Peach and Pecan, Oh Joy and Peanut Butter Knuckle Sandwich have each won national awards. There are more than 35 flavors served each day and Clear River also features a bakery and deli.

2. OroBianco Italian Creamery


A longtime local favorite at several other towns throughout Texas Hill Country, OroBianco Italian Creamery has made its way to Fredericksburg! The first and only water buffalo dairy and creamery in Texas, this place crafts small-batch gelato and other dairy products! OroBianco uses fresh fruit handpicked weekly from Texas farms, chocolate made from raw cacao beans in-house, homegrown herbs and eggs raised from ducks on its Fredericksburg farm to make delicious products. In addition to tasty gelato, you can also enjoy a coffee bar, pizza, charcuterie boards and more.

3. Lone Star Candy Bar

If you love sweets, Lone Star Candy Bar, which offers a little bit of everything including tasty ice cream, is the place for you! If you want ice cream, head straight for the back of the shop where they serve classic Blue Bell ice cream flavors! On top of the ice cream, you can enjoy more than 40 flavors of homemade fudge, 36 flavors of Jelly Belly’s, 36 flavors of saltwater taffy, 21 colors of M&Ms, nostalgic candy bars and many more sweet treats. The chocolate dipped choices including bacon, pickles, jalapenos and more are a must-try! Kids in particular love the fun and adventure of visiting this shop.

4. Piccolina

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Small-batch Italian ice made with fresh Texas Hill Country ingredients is what you’ll find at Piccolina! It features a lineup that changes with the seasons made from locally sourced ingredients and a lot of love. Try endless samples of both classics and unique creations before landing on a choice your taste buds will appreciate. You can even enjoy an iconic Proseccolina, made from a generous scoop of Piccolina Italian ice with bubbly Prosecco poured over top! Blackberry Lemon, Orange Vanilla Bean and Blood Orange Hibiscus are just a few of the favorite flavors at Piccolina.

The whole family is going to love these incredible spots for ice cream in Fredericksburg TX! Did you know that Fredericksburg also has several bakeries you don’t want to miss?

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