by Steven Doyle
Temps are climbing in the dog days of summer and it’s time to cool off. We have a few suggestions to not only chill the body but also to please the palate. Walk with us.
Piocole Pops 415 W. Davis St. (Bishop Arts District) 3D popsicle art defies you not to enjoy your favorite flavors blended into Brazilian peletas with such flavors as banana and nutella.
Paleteria San Marcos 14203 S. Coit Road Since ’98 this paleteria has been serving exciting pops with flavors such as avocado, rice pudding, mango and many more options.
Steel City Pops located across DFW Enjoy pops made of local and natural tastes such as watermelon, blood orange and juicy avocado along with terrific cookie pops.
Amerino Gelato 7700 Windrose Ave, Plano Cones, cups and even a gelato “burger” await weary patrons of taste. We enjoy the sea salt caramel, lime basil and the passion fruit. Try them all and tell us your favorite.
Paciugo Caffe Various locations in DFW Thick frosty shakes, cones and smoothies for your hearts content with pistachio, chocolate chip and class favorite banana cream pie. Taste the Paciunicorn! The Dreamsicle is trending right now.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pokey-O’s Dallas, Waco, Flower Mound and the food truck Fresh baked cookies with plenty of Blue Bell flavors to tantalize your tasters. The place for ice cream sandwiches. in Dallas.
Sprinkles Ice Cream 4020 Villanoa, Dallas Fresh strawberry served daily, but other tasty flavors at the shops whim. Yumsters.
Howdy Homemade 4333 Lovers Lane A plethora of flavors including Dr Pepper! Lots of treats to choose from including sandwiches and cakes.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate 408 West 8th, Oak Cliff There is only one flavor each week from this delightful chocolate, and it is always complex, packs with flavor and over-the-top.
Pure Milk & Honey 5321 E Mockingbird Happy cows make happy treats, and Milk & Honey uses only organin Texas cream and honey. Choose fro m a myriad of flavors including dark chocolate, bana or watermelon, and of course – honey. Plenty of toppings if that’s your joy.
Cauldron Ice Cream 3001 Knox Great choices including Earl Grey Lavender, Vietnamese Coffee and Dole Whip! Look for a cereal milk flavor just for the fun of it and served in a Hong Kong gai daan zai.
Lucia 408 West 8th, Oak Cliff Just try and score a reservation, then indulge. When all is right with the world, taste the banana semifreddo in gianduja and coffee brittle. Life is just that good at times.
Sub Zero 9986 Grapevine Hwy Born in Utah, Sub Zero will chill beyond your bones with the largest tank of liquid nitrogen you have yet to encounter. From science we get amazingly cold ice cream in fun flavors.
Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream 3100 Independence Pkwy, Plano We like Henry. We like Henry’s ice cream just as much, and we beckon you to taste his many flavors. He also has 700 accounts that sell his products, many are custom flavors. Spumoni!
Ked’s Artisan Ice Cream 6205 Coit, Plano Try the international flavors such as Date Almond or Pistachio Saffron. This is a shop to behold, and you will love every last lick. And, yes they have chocolate.
Root beer Floats
Mermaid Bar at Neiman’s NorthPark saddle up to a fanciful old fashioned counter ready to serve up this simple, yet luscious concoction.
Dairy-ette 9785 Ferguson Grab a burger, some rings and the homemade root beer with a floater! Suffering a fire recently, they are back and ready to serve.