Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than some creamy, cold ice cream. And there are lots of hot summer days in Las Vegas, so lucky for us, we get to indulge in frozen goodies pretty often. Whether you like classic ice cream or you prefer gelato or frozen custard, Vegas has a cool dessert for you. Here are 10 of our favorite places to chill with a sweet treat.
Trevi at the Forum Shops at Caesars: If you prefer your ice cream the Italian way, Trevi serves up homemade gelato made from the finest ingredients imported from Italy. A rainbow of flavors is made daily including pistachio, strawberry, tiramisu, cappuccino and a flavor of the day. Trevi often makes special seasonal and holiday flavors like cranberry or pumpkin as well.
Hexx Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas: The Hexx menu is loaded with desserts and if you want something frozen you won’t be disappointed. There are shakes and some amazing sundaes like the Birthday Sundae with vanilla and strawberry ice cream, waffle cone, confetti cake, frosting and sprinkles. We also like the Bake Sale sundae with cheesecake brownie ice cream, brownie, cookies, and a crispy rice treat.
Ice Pan at Harrah’s: Want some really fresh ice cream? Ice Pan makes it right in front of you. Choose from regular, non-fat or soy milk, pick your toppings and it’ll be blended up and frozen right before your eyes in the namesake ice pan, which is kept at 35 degrees below zero. You’ll find flavors like kiwi, green tea and seasonal favorites as well as fresh fruit to blend in.
Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace: If money is no object when it comes to your ice cream, Serendipity 3 can help you out with its Golden Opulence Sundae, which holds the Guinness Record for the most expensive sundae in the world. The price tag? $1,000. The sundae is made with Amedei Proceleana chocolate and golden-colored caviar. It comes in a golden goblet served with 18 carat gold spoons, which guests can keep. If you don’t want anything quite that indulgent, the restaurant also serves its delicious signature Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and a variety of sundaes, shakes and floats.
Sprinkles at the LINQ: Yes, Sprinkles is famous for their cupcakes, but trust us, you’ll want to try their ice cream too. Flavors vary by the day and include Cap ‘N Crunch, peanut butter cup, red velvet and butter pecan. We like to order the salty caramel with some hot fudge on top.
Luv-It Frozen Custard, 505 E. Oakey Blvd: This Vegas institution opened in 1973 and has been serving delicious frozen custard treats from its walk-up window ever since. The custard is made fresh daily in vanilla, chocolate and two special flavors like peppermint or eggnog. You can get the custard in shakes, malts, floats or sundaes. Our favorite is the Western sundae — vanilla custard topped with a thin layer of hot fudge and salted pecans.
Ghirardelli at the LINQ: Ghirardelli is known for chocolate and there’s no better way to top ice cream than with chocolate, right? You have to get one of their signature World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae topped with fresh homemade hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped almonds and, of course, a cherry on top.
BLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo: The Monte Carlo’s pastry team makes this ice cream every day. There are a couple dozen creative ice cream and sorbet flavors available, which can vary by day. If you like traditional, you can get chocolate and vanilla and if you want to be a bit more outside the box, there’s watermelon jalapeno sorbet or Suds Sorbet made with Shock Top beer. BLVD Creamery serves the ice cream by the scoop or in ice cream sandwiches made with cookies, waffles, brownies and donuts.
Shake Shack at New York – New York: You might come here for burgers but don’t even think about leaving Shake Shack without trying one of their frozen custard shakes. They come in vanilla, chocolate, caramel, peanut butter and more flavors. You can also get floats, cups and cones full of the creamy goodness. Shake Shack also has concretes ( dense frozen custard) with Vegas-appropriate names like the Jackpot and All Shook Up, which is made from vanilla custard and local bakery Gimme Some Sugar’s banana peanut butter cheesecake and chocolate toffee. Tip: Not eating a full meal and just ordering cold items? Look for the C-Line and skip the regular line.
The Neapolitan at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: If you’re out in the hot sun at the Boulevard Pool, pop in and cool off at The Neapolitan of Las Vegas. You don’t even have to stop partying because the bar serves booze-driven concoctions, from infused ice cream sundaes to liquid nitrogen sorbets. Mixologists hand-blend adult popsicles and offer an array of floats, blended frozen drinks, smoothies and spiked sorbets and shakes.