With high temperatures and low humidity for the majority of the year, ice cream is one of the most popular treats in Las Vegas. Ice cream is delicious, refreshing, cold, and decadent, making it the perfect dessert for Sin City. The great news for locals and visitors alike is that Clark County is full of outstanding ice cream shops. Whether you prefer frozen custard, gelato, or good old-fashioned ice cream, there are so many excellent eateries to choose from. To help you find the perfect one for you, here are the shops that ThingsToDoInLasVegas considers the best ice cream places in Las Vegas.
Our Picks For the Best Ice Cream Shop in Vegas
As mentioned above, there are tons of stellar ice cream shops in Vegas. You could spend an entire month trying them all. ThingsToDoInLasVegas guesses that you want to do other things in Las Vegas in addition to eating ice cream (though we totally applaud anyone that spends an entire vacation devouring frozen treats), so we’ve narrowed it down to a handful of shops. Many hours were spent and thousands of calories were consumed to bring you this best-of-the-best list. So without further ado, here are our picks for the best ice cream places in Las Vegas.
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard: established in Utah in 1981, Nielsen’s quickly made its way to Nevada and has become a Las Vegas institution. The company’s standalone location is popular throughout the year, while patrons of Santa Fe Station, Red Rock Casino, and the upcoming Durango Casino get to enjoy some of the finest frozen custard in the nation.
Whether you’re getting a cup of vanilla custard, blending your own concrete, or craving an ornate sundae, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard stands out for its time-tested recipe, fresh preparation, and premium ingredients. One taste of this exemplary frozen custard and we’re positive that you’ll become a lifelong fan.
Our recommendation: caramel cashew concrete
Address: 9480 S Eastern Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery: at ThingsToDoInLasVegas, we believe that you should never apologize for ice cream. The people at Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery agree. Throughout the year, the company serves up 16 classic flavors and 4 seasonal selections. Every one of them is delightful thanks to a combination of passionate chefs, prime ingredients, and fresh dairy from Scott Brothers Dairy, a 100-year-old family-owned dairy farm.
Those looking for single-note flavors like banal chocolate and bland vanilla will probably want to skip Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery. The chefs serve up complex frozen treats, such as brown sugar milk tea with boba, honey lavender, and mangonada. Your mouth and mind will be blown away by the inventive flavors.
Our recommendation: ube honeycomb ice cream
Address: 9484 W Flamingo Rd Ste 165, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Scoop LV Ice Cream and Boba: a fusion take on dessert, Scoop LV has traditionally ice cream flavors accompanied by concoctions inspired by Asian delicacies. In addition to your standard chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors, you’ll find durian, Thai tea, and ube ice cream. There are even over-the-top selections, like Fruity Pebbles, blue sea salt, and banana chip. Vegans and friends-of-vegans will appreciate Scoop LV’s vegan menu, which can have up to a dozen flavors.
In addition to a wide assortment of phenomenal ice cream, you can have traditional boba (a Taiwanese dessert beverage that features tapioca balls) or ice cream sandwiches made with macarons (meringue-based cookies, available in a variety of flavors). No matter what type of cool confectionary treat you crave, Scoop LV will have something that hits the spot perfectly.
Our recommendation: black sesame ice cream
Address: 7377 S. Jones Blvd #115, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Bellalinda Gelateria Italia: nestled 30 minutes east of the Las Vegas Strip, this Lake Las Vegas eatery lets you enjoy fantastic desserts in a serene setting. Whether you enjoy your dessert on the outdoor patio or while you take a leisurely stroll along the lake, Bellalinda Gelateria offers a unique blend of delightful desserts and soothing tranquility.
Gelato flavors include traditional Italian blends (Sicilian pistachio, stracciatella, tiramisu) and American fare (toasted marshmallow, Oreo, rum raisin). Naturally, single-note flavors are available for those that prefer straightforward tastes. In addition to their renowned gelato, The proprietors also serve sorbet, milkshakes, crepes, shave ice, and espresso beverages. Bellalinda Gelateria is one of the best ice cream places in Las Vegas for some fun in the sun with the family or a romantic moonlit walk with your significant other.
Our recommendation: red velvet cake gelato
Address: 40 Costa di Lago #130, Henderson, NV 89011
Luv-It Frozen Custard: located just north of the Las Vegas Strip, this ice cream institution has been serving up frozen treats since 1973. Locals flock to this dessert joint, while millions of tourists believe that it’s worth a cab ride for Luv-It Frozen Custard. Rumor has it that Brandon Flowers, lead singer of local rock band The Killers, considers Luv-It to have the best frozen custard in Las Vegas.
No matter the flavor you savor, Luv-It will have something that will satisfy you. Popular choices include chocolate pretzel, maple walnut, and root beer float. You can have your custard straight up, blended in a milkshake, loaded with toppings in a sundae, or in a to-go quart. ThingsToDoInLasVegas highly recommends checking out the Luv-It website so that you can plan your trip around their flavor of the day.
Our recommendation: apple pie custard
Address: 505 E Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Sweet Addiction: the owners of Sweet Addiction are certified geniuses. Only true culinary masterminds could come up with the idea of a dessert that combines Thrifty ice cream of your choice with freshly baked cookies of your choice. The company allows you to make bespoke ice cream sandwiches where you can mix and match ingredients.
For example, you can opt for a sandwich that starts with a sugar cookie at the bottom, butter pecan ice cream in the middle, and an oatmeal raisin cookie at the top (you know, for fiber). The possibilities are endless!
In addition to made-to-order ice cream sandwiches, you can have milkshakes and sundaes. We suppose you could order cookies and ice cream individually too, but that goes against the decadent spirit of Sweet Addiction.
Our recommendation: salted caramel ice cream sandwiched by white chocolate macadamia cookies
Address: 5165 S Fort Apache Rd #160, Las Vegas, NV 89148
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