Ice cream, custard — whatever you want in the creamy dairy-product world you can find in Las Vegas. Here, 10 killer spots to fulfill your ice cream needs, all presented from north to south.Read More
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1. Lappert’s Ice Cream
Run, don’t walk, to the best excuse to head to Downtown Las Vegas for ice cream. This Hawaiian import inside the California serves tropical flavors such as Manila mango, Costa Rican plantain cajeta, Mexican chocolate cinnamon swirl, and Philippine macapuno-peach sorbet. Do try something with macadamia nuts.
2. Luv-It Frozen Custard
You’ll find only vanilla, chocolate, and two special flavors daily at this local favorite. The specials are worth seeking out. Or go for the Western sundae with hot fudge, hot caramel, and buttered, roasted, salted pecans made in shop daily. Luv-It sold 12,000 of them in 2019.
3. Sticks & Shakes
Sticks & Shakes has more than 500 milkshakes to choose from, as well as desserts on sticks including gelato, sorbet, fruit, and cheesecake all made in the store. Find it at 3655 Durango Drive, Fashion Show mall, and the Galleria at Sunset.
4. Secret Creamery
Secret Creamery creates batches of ice cream in clever flavor combinations right behind Fashion Show. It’s one of the few licensed ice cream manufacturers in Nevada, churning out flavors such as ube, brownie, toasted marshmallow, strawberry rose, fig and honey, and more exotic flavors such as dragon fruit, mango, blueberry goat cheese, and 24-month aged Parmesan.
5. Sloan’s Ice Cream
The ice cream has become Sloan‘s famous draw, especially the themed sundaes, filling a beach sand pail complete with shovel, a flower pot, and Tracy’s Kitchen Sink, built with 12 scoops, every topping, gobs of whipped cream, and cherries — all served in a real sink. Find this Willy Wonka world at the Grand Canal Shoppes.
6. Gus Dean's Ice Cream
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Gus Dean’s ice cream shop features classic chocolate and vanilla as well as Rebel Red with strawberry ice cream, almonds, and chocolate cookie pieces. Other flavors include fudge brownie, very cherry chocolate, mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, butter pecan, butter almond, and salted caramel, plus coffee, mocha, and espresso. Customers can order waffle cones, cups, shakes, or a three-scoop flight. Find it at Pawn Plaza, the Meadows Mall, Grand Canal Shoppes, and UNLV.
7. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Ohio-based Handel’s took Las Vegas by storm with flavors such as banana cream pie, blueberry cobbler, New York-style cheesecake, and coconut cream pie. Definitely order a Handel Pop, ice cream on a stick covered with dark chocolate.
8. Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream
Take the chance to create a customized ice cream sandwich for less than $4. Diners can choose from 13 cookie options such as snickerdoodle or Tuxedo (white and regular chocolate chip) and from 17 ice cream flavors such as black cherry, chocolate malted crunch, strawberry cheesecake, or birthday cake.
9. Scoop LV
Find flavors such as blue sea salt, Hokkaido milk tea, Nutella banana, and cereal-filled Fruity Pebbles or Reese’s Puffs as well as vegan options in ube or cookie monster.
10. Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
This ice cream shop is a nod to nostalgia with pieces restored on American Restoration. Try one of the concretes, a very thick shake you eat with a spoon.