Beat the Heat at These Top Rated Ice Cream Shops in Katy
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Beat the Heat at These Top Rated Ice Cream Shops in Katy

June 26 2024

With summer 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, Katy offers a variety of options for ice cream 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.

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


SomiSomi is an innovative ice cream shop known for its Korean-style soft serve ice cream. Perfect for anyone looking for a unique, Instagrammable treat.


The magic happens right before your eyes at Creamistry, where liquid nitrogen is used to prepare customized, handcrafted ice cream in seconds.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Blending the cool, creamy deliciousness of soft ice cream with the classic flavors of Italian ice, Jeremiah's Italian Ice serves up treats that are both refreshing and decadent.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, boasting of homemade ice creams and a wide range of sundae options.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream caters to everyone, including those with special needs, serving exceptional, homemade ice cream with a smile.

La Argentina

La Argentina is an artisanal gelato shop that transports your taste buds to Argentina with their wide selection of traditional and innovative flavors.


Cocohodo brings Asian dessert influences to Katy, creating unique ice cream flavors and treats that you won't find at your average ice cream shop.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is another shop that prides itself on producing fresh, creamy, delicious ice cream with a vast array of choices that leaves customers spoilt for choice.

Mango Mango Dessert – Katy

Mango Mango Dessert is a spot for fruit lovers, with their ice cream and other dessert selections all featuring the sweet taste of mango.

ChungChun – Sul Bing Su

ChungChun – Sul Bing Su offers a unique Korean approach to ice cream desserts, with a focus on shaved ice layered with toppings.


A staple in the dessert world, Kilwins serves high-quality ice cream with a variety of classic and innovative flavors.

El Mango Loko Katy

El Mango Loko Katy is a local favorite, with ice cream that draws inspiration from Mexican cuisine and features vibrant, refreshing flavors.

La Monarca Michoacana Katy

La Monarca Michoacana Katy serves up traditional Mexican paletas and ice cream flavors in a welcoming, colorful setting.

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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