Beat the Heat at These Top Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Shops in Cypress
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Beat the Heat at These Top Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Shops in Cypress

June 20 2024

Now that summer is in full swing, locals know it's time to find a way to beat the heat. What can be a better way than indulging in some frozen treats? From tried-and-true ice cream parlors to innovative shops serving the creamiest gelato, Cypress offers a variety of options for ice cream and frozen yogurt lovers.

The history of ice cream can be traced back to ancient times, with origins that span across several cultures. Early records indicate that as far back as 200 BC, the Chinese were known to enjoy a frozen mixture of milk and rice. However, it wasn't until the 16th century in Italy that ice cream as we know it today began to take shape. Italian chefs refined the icy treat and, by the 17th century, it had made its way to France. Catherine de Medici, upon marrying Henry II of France in 1533, is often credited with introducing ice cream to the French court. By the 18th century, ice cream had crossed the Atlantic, winning the hearts of Americans, including such luminaries as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Frozen yogurt, while a more recent creation, has a history that is equally fascinating. It was first introduced in the United States in the 1970s as a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream. The concept of yogurt-based desserts, however, has been around for centuries, particularly in Middle Eastern cultures where yogurt has long been a dietary staple. The commercial production of frozen yogurt began in earnest in the early 1980s, with chains like TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt) opening their first stores in 1981. The popularity of frozen yogurt surged throughout the decade, capturing the attention of health-conscious consumers and leading to a wider acceptance and innovation in flavors and textures.

Now, let's take a look at some of the top spots in Cypress for a cool treat this summer.

D'Lites Houston

D’Lites specializes in offering healthier alternatives to traditional ice cream, boasting low-sugar, low-fat, and low-calorie options that don't skimp on flavor or texture.


Cheaters Creamery

At Cheaters Creamery, you can indulge in ice cream that's made fresh daily with local sourced ingredients, offering unique flavor and topping combinations. Try their dough boy, a warm powder sugared doughnut stuffed with ice cream.


Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Bruster's serves up handcrafted ice cream, made fresh in the store every day with a selection of over 24 rotating flavors. Blend Bruster's into a thick milkshake or a Blast with your favorite candy.



Website: Yogurtland
Yogurtland offers a self-serve design allowing customers to personalize their frozen yogurt, made with premium ingredients sourced from around the world, with a wide range of toppings.


Connie's Frozen Custard

Connie's serves a traditional St. Louis-style frozen custard, recognized for its rich and creamy texture. Their menu includes a wide range of favorites like sundaes, shakes, floats and old fashioned sodas, as well as Concretes mixed with your favorite candy.


Chill...The Milkshake Bar

Chill Milkshake & Waffle Bar serves up classic milkshakes and specialty milkshakes, along with specialty waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches.


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf serves unique froyo flavors like Birthday Cake and White Chocolate Strawberry along with over 20 toppings to choose from, ensuring you enjoy a sweet treat tailored to your tastes. They also offer shakes and smoothies.


Jeremiah's Italian Ice

Jeremiah’s offers a variety of fresh, in-house-made Italian Ice flavors daily, perfect for layering with their rich soft ice cream and toppings like sprinkles, Oreo crumbles, Nerds, cookie butter crumbles and more.


Freeze Frenzy

Website: Freezy Frenzy
Freezy Frenzy offers Thai ice cream rolls, made by pouring liquid ice cream onto a frozen plate, chopping and mixing it until frozen solid, then scraping it into thin rolls served upright with various toppings.


Luigi's Italian Gelato and Coffee

Luigi’s Italian Gelato and Coffee delights with distinctive gelato flavors such as Stracciatella and pineapple honey lime sorbet with handmade flavored cones, alongside exceptional coffees and sorbets.

Remember, summer doesn't last forever, but while it lasts, make sure to embrace it, one scoop at a time!

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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