Today might be the happiest day of the year. It’s National Ice Cream day! There’s sometimes nothing quite as creamy and delicious as a good old ice cream cone melting in the sun. So visit your go-to ice cream parlor or find a new favorite, but indulge and grab an ice cream today. We’re pretty sure it’s healthier on National Ice Cream day.

Plano

Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream
A manufacturer and supplier of gourmet, handmade ice cream, Henry’s has been a Plano institution for over 33 years, offering award-winning, Texas-sized scoops. Remember, “ice cream makes you pretty!”

What we’re craving: Coconut Fudge, Tin Roof Sundae and Girl Scout Mint

Want more on Henry’s? Cool off with Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

3100 Independence Pkwy. #215, Plano, TX 75075 | 972.943.3639 | henryshomemadeicecream.com

Courtesy of Colbea Smith

Old Town Creamery
Old Town Creamery serves a wide variety of premium ice cream to the Plano community. All of their flavors are unique and worth a try.

What we’re craving: Falooda, the naturally flavored Almond/Date and Chocolate Peanut Butter

6205 Coit Rd. Plano, TX 75024 | 972.673.0285 | oldtowncreamery.com

Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s is always amazing even from the carton, but it’s even more fun to browse the options in the store. They’re always adding more and they promise to be delicious, cleverly named, and full of different mix-ins.

What we’re craving: Brownie Batter Core, Cherry Garcia® and Bourbon Brown Butter

Preston Parkway Ctr. 1501 Preston Rd. #400, Plano, TX 75093 | 972.380.2697 | benjerry.com/plano

Courtesy of Ben and Jerry’s Facebook Page

Dairy Queen
It may not be hand-scooped ice cream, but we are so excited to have a new Dairy Queen in Plano, serving up some of the most famous ice cream in Texas and blizzards so thick that they defy gravity.

What we’re craving: Pumpkin Pie Blizzard, Oreo Cookie Blizzard Treat and Chocolate Dipped Cone

2240 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075 | dairyqueen.com

Braum’s
Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant has some of the creamiest ice cream around, and over 100 flavors of it. They also have some sugar-free and lighter options as well!

What we’re craving: Braum’s Grape Sherbet, Premium Caramel Cookie Dough and Premium Pistachio Almond

1428 Independence Pkwy., Plano, TX 75075 | braums.com

Richardson

Sweet Firefly
Sweet Firefly has a reputation for awesomeness. Serving gourmet ice cream and candied treats, they’re all about spreading joy, with above-and-beyond friendly service and a wide variety of flavors. We’ve also heard they’re a good Poké-stop!

What we’re craving: Bourbon Vanilla, Poké-swirl and Sea Salt Caramel

2701 Custer Pkwy. #810, Richardson, TX 75080 | 972.635.5635 | facebook.com/sweetfireflyrichardson

Courtesy of Sweet Firefly’s Facebook page

McKinney

Nom Nom’s Mexican Grill & Chill
There’s not a better place to chill in McKinney than Nom Nom’s. Not only will they let you create your own three-gallon batch of the ice cream of your dreams, but they make everything onsite, fresh daily. This is in addition to their usual 50-plus flavors.

What we’re craving: Blackberry Cheesecake, Nutella Heath and Strawberry Jalapeño

6840 Virginia Pkwy. #125, McKinney, TX 75071 | 214.592.0443 | nomnomsmgc.com

Courtesy of Nom Noms Facebook page

Frisco

iCream Café
iCream Café is an entirely unique concept. From the dairy base up, you create your ice cream cone, customized and frozen right away with liquid nitrogen. iCream Café also makes sugar and dairy-free easy. The milk options available are: Regular or light milk and soy, almond or coconut milk. All flavors are available sugar-free and dairy-free.

What we’re craving: Lemogranate (pomegranate & lemon flavors with blackberries) and That Guy From Florida (white chocolate, cream soda and Nutella)

9250 Dallas Pkwy. Frisco, TX 75033 | 214.618.2343 | icreamfrisco.com

Marble Slab
Marble Slab Creamery ice cream is made from locally sourced dairy, fresh ingredients and unlimited mix-ins. With that many options, it’s impossible to leave unhappy. There are multiple locations in Collin County.

What we’re craving: Chocolate Amaretto, Apple N Spice and Piña Colada

The Centre At Preston Ridge, 3401 Preston Rd. #8, Frisco, TX 75034 | 214.244.2395 | marbleslab.com

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Alexandra Cronin

Alexandra Cronin is Local Profile's senior editor. She has been with the company since 2016. She loves great coffee, good food, and average wine.