It's (almost) summertime and the living's easy!

Ice cream is one of those creations that just brings you joy.

A form of ice cream was created around 200 BC in China using milk and rice. In the 15 and 1600's, flavored ice that resembled today's sorbets gained popularity in Europe. Finally, ice cream found its way to North America in the 1700's. Quakers were known for producing cook books with ice cream recipes and opening ice cream shops. However, ice cream was quite hard to make before the invention of the refrigerator, so it was considered a delicacy.

Ice cream is versatile. You can mix it into a shake, put a scoop on a piece of pie or cake, or eat it by itself. And the amazing thing about ice cream is that it's even good in the dead of winter.

But ice cream is especially good on a hot summer day. Luckily, Amarillo has many ice cream shops to choose from.

Here are the top-rated ice cream shops in Amarillo according to Yelp.

  • 1

    Malcolm's Ice Cream & Food Temptations

    Four Stars

    This 50's-inspired restaurant serves burgers, fries, and classic ice cream creations. Located at 2100 Paramount Blvd.

  • 2

    Braums Ice Cream & Dairy Store

    Four Stars

    Braums is a West Texas staple. They have their own dairy that produces the milk that goes into their delicious ice cream. They also have a great fast food menu. They have several locations in Amarillo.

  • 3

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    Three Stars

    Freddy's is new to Amarillo but has already made an impression. They serve custard, which is very different than plain ice cream. Located at 5225 South Coulter.

  • 4

    Marble Slab Creamery

  • 5

    El Tropico

    Four 1/2 Stars