Best Ice Cream (2004)
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream It's not just novelty that drives the masses into the tiny Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Kirby Drive. This veteran institution of ice cream and righteous causes has shops just about everywhere nowadays, but only since May has Houston been able to delight in Ben & Jerry's sweet Vermont goodness. It's about time. Here, all-natural ingredients bring a sweet bouquet of exotic and vivid flavors to the tongue; try the mango-lime sorbet, the cinnamon-rich oatmeal cookie dough ice cream and the black raspberry yogurt. The scoops are relatively small compared with the other creameries in town, but they're big on taste -- so big that some customers order a scoop and get back in line for another.