The temperature is starting to heat up in Houston, and there is nothing better than cooling off with some great gelato. All over Houston, gelato shops make homemade gelato that is so unique, and not every café has the same flavors to offer. Most are paired with the best tasting sandwiches, yogurts, pastas and coffees. Grab your friends and family for a sweet treat this summer.
Frozen Café
Dun Huang Plaza
9889 Bellaire Blvd., Suite 317
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 370-8948

Frozen Café has an amazing assortment of gelato flavors and cakes. Some of the favorite flavors are snickers, cookies ‘n cream, coffee, candy cane, strawberry cheesecake, caramel pecan, sandwich cookies, mint chocolate chip, chocolate cherry, rocky road and so many more. You can also find gelato cakes for any occasion. All of the gelato and yogurt are made with fresh and natural ingredients so you are able to enjoy a healthy treat. 

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Sweet Cup Gelato
3939 Montrose Blvd., Suite L
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-2226

Sweet Cup Gelato makes some of the most unique flavors of gelato. It uses fresh ingredients free of artificial colors, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup. Sweet Cup houses over 100 flavors to choose from including buttered pecan, almond honey, cookies ‘n cream, chocolate, chocolate strawberry cheesecake, mocha, mint chocolate, maple bacon, s’mores, strawberry tres leches, peach cheesecake, snickerdoodle, white chocolate coconut, tiramisu and so much more. Be sure to try the espresso as well.

CoCo Crepes
218 Gray St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 521-0700

At CoCo Crepes, you will not only find great tasting gelato, but crepes and coffee as well. CoCo is unique in that it puts gelato in everything. You can find it in its CoCoccino with flavors like white or dark mocha, caramel, vanilla and classic espresso. Try the smoothies with gelato flavors such as coconut, chocolate, vanilla and pistachio. And be sure to top your sweet crepe with gelato as well. The options are endless at CoCo Crepres and will leave you wanting more.

Café Dolce Gelato Italian Bistro
5135 W. Alabama St., Suite 7315
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 965-9987

Located inside the Galleria Mall, Café Dolce Gelato Italian Bistro is one of the best places to rest or gather your strength for an afternoon of shopping. Even if you are not shopping, Café Dolce is a must-stop shop for some of the best gelato with flavors imported directly from Italy and Italian homemade food. Offering different kinds of panini, organic salads and crepes are a great way to start off your gelato treat fest. A few of the flavors you can try are double chocolate, cappuccino, salted caramel, nutella, stracciatella mascarpone lemon, chocolate chunk, lemon and mango. Also try the frappes, a gelato shake, that will stick out among any other milkshake you have ever had.

Black Walnut Café
16535 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(281) 565-7800

Located in one of the best shopping centers in Houston, the Black Walnut Café houses some of the sweetest tasting hand-crafted gelato in Houston. Its selection of gelato changes daily, but while chocolate is one of the favorites. Be sure to also try the waffles, eggs Benedict, omelets, fish tacos, chicken parmesan, croissant sandwiches, burgers and the coffee.

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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at