Scream for Ice Cream—and Other Frozen Concoctions—in Las Vegas

From gelato to Dole Whip, we have the best frozen desserts for summer.

What better way to cool down on a scorching summer day than with a frozen snack from Las Vegas' best treat-makers? You've got to try these for yourself!

Amorino 

This gelato shop's creations are almost too pretty to eat—for a split second anyway. Just choose your flavors and they're sculpted into gorgeous flowers before your very eyes. You can even add a macaroon to the center. Las Vegas Premium Outlets North

Art of Flavors

Whether you're looking for sweet or savory, you'll find it at this imaginative downtown destination that changes out its flavors daily. Have a hankering for a particular flavor you don't see on the floor? Ask if there's any in the freezer. 1616 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (at Oakey)

Ben & Jerry's

Enjoy cups, cones, sundaes, shakes and more from this renowned Vermont ice-cream maker's decadent ice cream choices. Casino Royale and Miracle Mile Shops

BLVD Creamery

This imaginative creamery, so named because it fronts the Las Vegas Strip, offers scoops and shots of alcoholic and nonalcoholic ice cream and sorbet. Ice cream sandwiches, malts, floats and sundaes are also available. Monte Carlo

Beerhaus

Inside The Park lies this funspot where you can play games galore and knock back suds from an arm's-long list. Don't leave without trying the Bye Felicia, an ice cream sandwich made out of sugar cookies, vanilla ice cream and sprinkles.

Cafe Gelato

Go casual and nosh on some delectable Italian ice cream while viewing (while safely inside from the heat) the beautifully manicured pool deck at Bellagio.

Espressamente Illy

A charming cafe with numerous flavors of gelato; make them into a sundae, smoothie or try it affogato style—with hot espresso poured over two scoops. Palazzo

Gelato Messina

Australian gelato maker that offers 40 varieties available daily (in fun and delicious flavors such as Candy Warhol and Mr. Potato Head), in addition to five additional special flavors weekly. Downtown Summerlin

The Golden Tiki

You'll be singing "yo ho" when you get your hands on some, particularly rum-topped with a generous topper of Dole Whip at this welcoming tiki bar just west of the Strip. You can also enjoy your Dole Whip plain or with pineapple juice. 3939 Spring Mountain Road (at Valley View)

Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

True masters of the ice cream sundae, this shop is known for its ooey-gooey hot fudge sundaes—a true summer comfort food if ever there was one. The Linq Promenade

Hexx

Dessert is an over-the-top affair at this mid-Strip restaurant that's one of the best people-watching spots in town. They won't be able to help but gawk at the glorious sundaes that require more than one sitting to finish. Paris Las Vegas

Holsteins

Never have milkshakes been so tantalizing than at this sweet spot that serves the ultimate Bam-Boozled creations: from bananas foster to s'mores to as much chocolate as you can handle, you need look no further for decadence. Cosmopolitan

Ice Pan

Choose-it-yourself creations blended on a signature ice pan kept at 35 degrees below Fahrenheit. From the milk to the toppings, it comes together before your very eyes. Harrah's Las Vegas.

Jean-Philippe Patisserie

A key component to this pastry chef's collection of sweets is an unforgettable selection of gelato. Find it at Aria and Bellagio

Luv-It Frozen Custard 

In a tiny shack in downtown Las Vegas you'll find the most delicious frozen custard around; the list of sundae choices top out at 30. Five flavors are available daily, and you can always take a pint of those you can't get to home. Consult the web site for daily choices. 505 E. Oakey Blvd. (at Las Vegas Blvd.)

Magnolia Ice Cream

Delicious tropical ice cream flavors are made into tempting treats; for the adventurous, there's a number of unusual flavors, from avocado to cheese corn. Inside Seafood City at 3890 S. Maryland Parkway (just north of Flamingo)

Serendipity 3

Hot chocolate in summer? Yes, please, if it's this restaurant's frozen hot chocolate, in decadent flavors such as peanut butter, mint and white chocolate. Help Caesars Palace celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Golden Dragon Frrrozen Hot Chocolate, made with white chocolate, dragon fruit and whipped cream, topped with golden pearls and gold flake. 

Shake Shack

Aside from delicious, ever wonder what Shake Shack's famous term "concrete" actually means? It's dense frozen custard blended at high speed with mix-ins. Or in other words, yum, mmm, OMG ... New York-New York 

Sprinkles

Yes, these may be the best little cupcakes on the planet, but get them served up in the best way imaginable—with a few scoops of ice cream between the cupcake top and bottom. The Linq Promenade

Sticks & Shakes

Can't decide which candy or topping to use to dress up your gelato stick or milkshake? You don't have to choose just one—hundreds of flavors are available. Fashion Show and Galleria at Sunset

Trevi

Although we hate to see a meal come to an end at this Italian sensation, we rejoice in the fact that now is the time for gelato. Well, any time, really, is the time for gelato; thank goodness Trevi has a freestanding gelato display. Forum Shops at Caesars.

Jennifer McKee
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Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...