14 Best Spots For Desserts In Houston, TX - Updated 2022

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Christine
Christine 
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Houston, Texas, is the fourth largest city in the United States. Being the most populated metropolis in the south, Houston is the capital of America’s quintessential southern charm. Home to Space Center Houston, it is also commonly coined the world capital of space exploration. From Apollo 11 moon landing to Neil Armstrong, Houston is quite literally out of this world. Apart from its astronomy, Houston boasts its gastronomy. With over 11,000 restaurants here, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re planning to go on a food trip here, Houston is home to several lofts and Airbnb vacation rentals you can rent. Anyone with a sweet tooth will agree that dessert is the most important meal of the day. So we’ve compiled a list of sweet treats served with a side of southern hospitality. Scroll down to uncover the best spots for desserts in Houston, TX.

1. Popfancy Dessert Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Popfancy Pops on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Popfancy Dessert Bar uses market-fresh ingredients and organic sweeteners to create delicious, handcrafted ice pops that are sure to leave a lasting impression on your mouth. These ice pops have dairy and non-dairy options so those who are lactose intolerant won’t be left behind in the amazing taste. The flavors are varied and some also include fruits like banana berry, coconut, and passion fruit.

There are also other cold treats on the menu like ice cream swirls and poptails. If you need to cool off with some icy treats, then Popfancy Dessert Bar is a good dessert place in Houston to visit.

Popfancy Dessert Bar

Address: 9393 Bellaire Blvd a6, Houston, TX 77036, United States

Website: Popfancy Dessert Bar

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 1pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 11pm

2. Connie's Frozen Custard

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Connie's Frozen Custard on Friday, November 26, 2021

Are you in the mood for some American frozen desserts? If so, why don’t you drop by Connie’s Frozen Custard, a ‘cool’ dessert place in Houston? The menu is composed of a variety of milkshakes, sundaes, concretes, and ice cream that are sure to satiate that craving.

As for taste, you won’t be disappointed as Connie’s Frozen Custard maintains the quality of their desserts by not only picking the best ingredients but also making sure that the fruits are fresh and small batches of custards are made every hour.

Connie's Frozen Custard

Address: 12545 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070, United States

Website: Connie’s Frozen Custard

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

3. Milk Mustache

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Posted by Milk Mustache on Monday, January 17, 2022

Cookies are a common staple for snacks around the world but the artisans behind Milk Mustache take their cookie baking to a whole new level. Specialized in handcrafted, all-natural cookies, Milk Mustache takes pride in not only creating tasty snacks but also making sure that the cookies are pleasing to the eyes.

Milk Mustache’s cookies all come in different shapes and sizes but two things they all have in common are the crunchy exteriors and soft interiors that reveal the delicious gooey filling inside!

Milk Mustache

Address: 13718 Office Park Dr, Houston, TX 77070, United States

Website: Milk Mustache

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

4. Crave Cupcakes

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Crave Cupcakes on Monday, November 15, 2021

Crave Cupcakes is a locally-owned bakery that, true to its name, bakes cupcakes for people to enjoy! What sets this dessert place in Houston apart is the fact that it produces different flavors of cupcakes depending on the day, season, and event. Certain cupcake flavors are only available on certain days of the week like lemon and coconut cupcakes.

Other flavors like 007 dark chocolate cupcakes are available for a whole month but are only baked in limited amounts. As for taste, you won’t be disappointed as these cupcakes all give their own set of unique and delicious flavors.

Crave Cupcakes

Address: 1151 Uptown Park Blvd #6, Houston, TX 77056, United States

Website: Crave Cupcakes

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

5. The Chocolate Bar


Situated on West Alabama Street, The Chocolate Bar’s purple and yellow deco feels just like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, but the resemblance doesn’t stop there. The Chocolate Bar offers a variety of handmade chocolates, decadent four-layer Uncle Darryl’s chocolate cake, an assortment of ice creams, and most recently added dog-friendly treats for your furry friends. If you have any dietary restrictions, feel free to approach the staff for assistance because The Chocolate Bar has something indulgent for everyone. Wrap up your dinner and drive down for some delish desserts to this wonderful sweet-treat spot.

The Chocolate Bar

Address: 1835 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Website: The Chocolate Bar

Opening hours: 12pm - 8pm (daily)

6. House of Pies


House of Pies is a family-owned bakery and diner. They promise freshly baked homemade pies that you can get made ‘right way’ — with no added preservatives. They have three outlets around Houston. One on Kirby Drive, the second one on Westheimer Road, and the third on Fuqua Street. If you’re serious about experiencing the south’s famous hospitality, this classic all-American bakery cum diner is the perfect place to sink your teeth into some freshly baked pecan pie. Apart from their eponymous pies, House of Pies serves an all-day Texas breakfast menu. This is great for anyone who wants some scrambled eggs and waffles for dinner or lunch.

House of Pies

Address: 3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098, United States

Website: House of Pies

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

7. Red Dessert Dive


Red Dessert Dive is a cozy little dessert spot and coffee shop on Studewood. It was named after the owner’s “Mammaw” (grandmother) who was a fiery red-head. Red is a small batch bakery that also serves coffee, beer, and wine. This dessert dive has many gluten-friendly and vegan food, like their almond thumbprint cookies, yogurt parfait, and keto fat bombs. Apart from their vegan desserts, their creative spin on classic baked goods like the aromatic turtle cheesecake is a must-try. Patrons should note that this is a cashless shop.

Red Dessert Dive

Address: 1045 Studewood Houston, Texas 77008

Website: Red Dessert Dive

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 8am - 8pm; Sun: 8am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

8. SMOOSH Cookies

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SMOOSH is an ice cream cookie sandwich parlour in Houston Heights. They combine freshly baked cookies, premium ice cream and crazy toppings to create a customised one of a kind gourmet ice cream sandwich just for you. Other than this personalised experience, SMOOSH’s Insta-worthy ice cream sandwiches also come in an assortment of gluten-free flavours like classic vanilla, birthday cake, butter pecan, just to name a few.

SMOOSH Cookies

Address: 718 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Website: SMOOSH Cookies

Opening hours: 2pm - 10pm (daily)

9. Hank's Ice Cream

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Hank’s Ice Cream is a cosy local family business situated on Main Street. It was founded by none other than the recently deceased Hank Wiggins. His legacy lives via his granddaughter, who currently runs the business. Hank’s offers good-old-fashioned hand-made ice cream. Their daily menu features 18 daily special picks, from a rotating roster of over 100 ice cream flavours. Their awesome signature butter pecan ice cream is definitely not to be missed. It’s also been rumoured that sometimes Beyonce Knowles (yes, the BEYONCE) dines at Hank’s whenever she’s visiting her hometown, Houston. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet Beyonce during your visit to Hank’s.

Hank's Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 9291 S Main St, Houston, TX 77025, United States

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 12pm - 8pm; Sun: 3pm - 7pm (closed on Mon)

10. Creamistry


For the social media addicts, you’ll be glad to know that Creamistry is another Insta-worthy sweet spot, located in Uptown Houston. This dessert spot serves premium liquid nitrogen ice cream with a side of ingenuity. In case you are hungrier than just ice cream you can opt for their Captain’s Breakfast Cap’n Crunch. It is a mix of ice cream, bananas, strawberries, Nutella, and whipped cream. You can choose from a wide range of over 50 ice cream flavours; you’ll be spoilt for choices. Vegan and non-dairy options are also available at all Creaimstry outlets, there are three in the city.

Creamistry

Address: 5000 Westheimer Rd. Ste 608, Houston, TX 77056

Website: Creamistry

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 1pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 11pm; Sun: 1pm - 9pm

11. Fat Cat Creamery


Fat Cat Creamery is an environmentally sustainable ice cream parlour, which serves small-batch ice cream crafted from locally sourced ingredients. They serve five staple ice cream flavours all year round (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry buttermilk, coffee, and a dairy option — chai tea coconut). Additionally, they also offer a seasonal menu that changes daily.

Fat Cat Creamery

Address: 1901 N Shepherd Dr #3, Houston, TX 77008, United States

Website: Fat Cat Creamery

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 10pm

12. Ben & Jerry's

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Posted by Ben & Jerry's on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This next establishment needs no further explanation. Ben & Jerry’s is a burgeoning dessert franchise that has everything sugary, from sundaes to smoothies and even vegan certified ice cream. Past patrons have also delighted in the fact that the Houston outlet has great service, an accessible location and a variety of seating.

Ben & Jerry's

Address: 5515 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77005

Website: Ben & Jerry’s

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 1pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 1pm - 12am

13. Hobbit Cafe


Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien would be pleased to find out that Hobbit Cafe is a Lord-of-the-Rings-themed restaurant. They started off as a cosy little hobbit hole, serving vegetarian fare, which has now grown into a Houstonian favourite. Currently, apart from their lunch, dinner and brunch menu, they also serve Middle-Earth-themed dessert smoothies like the misty mountain strawberry smoothie and Baggins Banana. With such dedication to their theme, Hobbit Cafe is one of the places to get the best desserts in Houston.

The Hobbit Cafe

Address: 2243 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098

Website: Hobbit Cafe

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

14. Dessert Gallery

Posted by Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe on Friday, 3 April 2020

Located on the corner of Kirby and Richmond, Dessert Gallery is a one-stop bakery plus cafe. They serve everything from handcrafted pies to gluten-friendly French macaroons, but their layered cakes (like unicorn cake and the gluten-friendly white chocolate concorde cake) truly takes the award. On top of all that, Dessert Gallery also accepts orders for custom cakes, perfect for birthday’s, weddings and anniversaries, baby showers and graduations. Dessert Gallery also does shipping both within and outside the Houston Metro Area.

Dessert Gallery

Address: 3600 Kirby at Richmond, Houston, TX 77098

Website: Dessert Gallery

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

Get spoilt for choices in Houston

Chocolate brownie
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With so many dessert options, it’s a great time to indulge in delicious food. Pull up this list and start chomping (and licking) your way as you explore the rest of Houston. Be sure to check out some brunch places and juice bars for more food scenes as well.

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Hello, I'm Christine! When I'm not busy freelance writing for Trip101, sometimes I eavesdrop on strangers in the train, and window shop in the supermarket.

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