Sometimes it seems that Sin City gets its name for our weather.
It’s no secret that Vegas is HOT, and one of the best ways to cool down is with a delicious scoop. This sweet treat has long been a favorite dessert; some historians believe the first ice cream-like foods originated in Persia around 550 BCE! Roman Emperor Nero, Marco Polo, and Catherine de’ Medici also played essential roles in the dessert’s epic journey throwout the centuries and eventual destination here in Vegas! We’ve compiled a list of 8 wonderfully refreshing ice cream shops that you will surely appreciate in this sweltering heat!
1. Lappert’s Ice Cream
Lappert is a Hawaiian import inside Downtown Vegas.
You’ll find this must-visit spot in the California Hotel and Casino. Some of our favorite flavors are their Manila mango, Costa Rican plantain cajeta, and Mexican chocolate cinnamon swirl!
Location: 12 E Ogden Ave, Las Vegas
2. Luv-It Frozen Custard
This local favorite keeps it simple–ly delicious. They only offer vanilla, chocolate, and two unique flavors a day, but boy are they delicious! This indulgent spot has been enticing locals since 1973. They serve up truly mouthwatering treats, such as their Western, a hot fudge, hot caramel sundae topped with buttered, roasted, salted pecans! Yum!
Location: 505 E Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas
3. Sloan’s Ice Cream
Sloan’s Ice Cream is an actual Candy Land come to life! Their delectable creations such as their themed sundaes will bring out the kid in you. One of these over-the-top sundaes is Tracy’s Kitchen Sink. It is made up of no less than 12 ice cream scoops, every single topping, a “healthy” serving of whipped cream, and cherries. P.S It even comes in a real sink.
Location: Grand Canal Shoppes, Las Vegas
4. Sticks & Shakes
Sticks & Shakes has over 100 milkshakes and scrumptious desserts on sticks like gelato, sorbet, fruit, and freshly baked cheesecake! Their gelato and sorbet use a traditional Italian recipe and serve as the most delicious base for these incredible milkshakes.
Location: 3200 Las Vegas Blvd
5. Gus Dean’s Ice Cream
Gus Dean’s ice cream is unlike many others! It is made with butter, sugar, and nonfat milk powder, resulting in a clean, perfectly creamy texture that you won’t soon forget! They have delicious classics like chocolate and vanilla as well as Rebel Red with strawberry ice cream, almonds, and chocolate cookie pieces. Other flavors must-try flavors include butter pecan, salted caramel, mocha, and espresso!
Location: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd SPC 2180, Las Vegas
6. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been serving up delicious scoops for quite some time now. It was founded by Alice Handel in 1945 in Youngstown, Ohio and now operates 65 corporate and franchise stores in nine states! They have classic and comforting flavors such as banana cream pie, New York-style cheesecake, and blueberry cobbler!
Location: 10170 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas
7. Sweet Addiction
Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream made simple and delicious treats like their fresh baked cookies, gourmet ice cream, and more. You can even create your own customized ice cream sandwich for under $4. There are 17 ice cream flavors like birthday cake and black cherry and 13 cookie options to choose from such as their snickerdoodle or Tuxedo. The sweet possibilities are endless!
Location: 5615 S Ft. Apache Road, Suite #160
8. Secret Creamery
Secret Creamery makes outstanding ice cream and is actually one of the few licensed ice cream manufacturers in the state! Their delicious concoctions include brownie, ube, toasted marshmallow, honey, dragon fruit, fig, goat cheese and so much more!
Location: 3449 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr, Las Vegas
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