Summer will be here before you know it! If you've experienced and East Texas summer, you know the only way to beat the heat is with a cool treat — and a swimming pool! Here are my top places to get ice cream in East Texas.

 
Summer will be here before you know it! If you've experienced and East Texas summer, you know the only way to beat the heat is with a cool treat — and a swimming pool! Here are my top places to get ice cream in East Texas.

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5

Andy's Frozen Custard

 

 
Not sure exactly what custard is, but it's cold, it's sweet, and it can be mixed with just about anything. This is a winning combination for me! Tyler is fortunate enough to have the ONLY Andy's location in Texas, and it's one of the jewels of our city.
 

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4

Dairy Queen

 

 
Not much beats DQ. The Blizzard is a cool treat that nearly everyone can agree on!
 

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3

Braum's

 

 
Not only can you get a tasty treat, but you can also get a gallon of the stuff to take home!
 

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2

Marble Slab

 

 
The only reason this one doesn't rank higher on my list is that the one located in Tyler doesn't have a drive-thru. Marble Slab has been a fixture in Tyler for years, and we hope it always sticks around.
 

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1

Orange Leaf

 

 
It's frozen yogurt, not really ice cream, so it's healthier! Add in your favorite toppings and you've got a bowl of deliciousness!