4 Houston dessert destinations your kids will love

HOUSTON – These places get it right - from milkshakes to ice cream sandwiches to churros, there’s something sinfully sweet at each spot that will make your kiddo’s jaw drop and fulfill their wildest dessert dreams. Order a unicorn milkshake topped with an entire slice of rainbow cake, cotton-candy wrapped soft serve, a cute cartoon-decorated macaron or a churro and egg waffle sundae. Wherever you go, you and your kids will have a sweet time.

Aqua S

For an out-of-this-world dessert dream, try Aqua S, a soft-serve franchise peddling cotton-candy-wrapped ice cream so crazy it’s right out of a kid’s wildest dreams. Snag a swirl of soft serve in flavors like black vanilla, horchata or coconut then pile it high with cotton candy, toasted marshmallows, pop rocks, popcorn and more.

9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77036

Red Circle Ice Cream

Here, you and your kiddo will sink your teeth into sugary sweet, scratch-made churros, egg waffles and over-the-top ice cream flavors like Hot Cheetos, Green Goblin, Cha-Cha Cherry and BBQ. Got a picky eater on your hands? No worries, Red Circle Ice Cream offers classic ice cream flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Churro traditionalists can satisfy themselves with a warm, cinnamon sugar churro while adventurists can take a chance on a white chocolate glazed churro crusted with fruity pebbles. For the ultimate experience, order a churro puff, an egg waggle and churro mash-up loaded with ice cream. Not to overwhelm you or anything, but we’d be doing a disservice if we didn’t mention this sweet shack also serves ice cream-filled donuts and macaron ice cream sandwiches.

6838 Ranchester Drive, Houston, TX 77036

Honey Art Cafe

Express your artistic side while satisfying your sweet tooth at this family-friendly Montrose locale offering to-die-for desserts, craft classes, and DIY projects. Attend an art class or purchase a DIY project kit and craft while you munch down on over-the-top desserts like an egg waffle sundae, an 8 layer parfait, mousse cake, or animal-shaped macarons. Do you have kiddos obsessed with tea parties? Set aside an hour and order the ‘tea for two’ special. Each guest receives a pot of tea, a dessert sampler loaded with strawberry and chocolate mousse cake and a macaron, and an art activity.

3516 South Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX, 77098


Do you have a mini cookie monster at home? Make your little cookie lovers day with a trip to Smoosh Cookies, a beloved Rice Village food truck turned brick and mortar serving custom cookie ice cream sandwiches. Create your own sinfully sweet sandwich made with brownies, waffles, cookies, or churros and packed with ice cream flavors like birthday cake, blue cookie crunch, and strawberry cheesecake.

718 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.