Cool Treats to Beat the Heat

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Olaf and kids everywhere are rejoicing because it is officially summer. However, the Texas heat makes us wish Elsa was around to cool us down a little here and there.

We may not be able to bring the chilliest member of the Arendelle monarchy to Fort Worth, but there are many places around town that give a little relief from the toasty temperatures.

Check out where you can find your favorite frozen snacks!

Frozen Custard

Andy’s Frozen Custard: With several locations in the area and enough topping choices to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth, Andy’s is a great option on a hot day.

Curly’s Frozen Custard: A Camp Bowie favorite, Curly’s offers creamy custard with toppings, as well as smoothies and popsicles! If your kids want the sweet treats, but you’re in the mood for savory, try one of its famous hot dogs. 

Frozen Yogurt

Menchies: A wide range of flavors and toppings that can’t be beat, Menchies has a few locations to the north and is worth the drive. Menchies even has a few vegan-friendly flavors!

Sweet Frog: A happy spot near TCU, this frozen yogurt shop has several dairy-free sorbets and tons of classic flavors. You can also find stores in Burleson and North Richland Hills.

Ice Cream

Braum’s: While not the trendy choice, there are several Braum’s locations around Tarrant County, and you can’t beat the quality of ice cream, especially for the price. This is the only place I let my kids get both cones AND sprinkles. (There’s no non-dairy ice cream option here, but try a tasty summer limeade!)

Melt: A true Fort Worth small business, Melt has delicious ice cream flavors that change every month. In addition to the milky classics, it also always has at least one vegan option for dairy-free ice cream lovers. 

Frozen snacks keep kids cool and happy during summer. Creamistry: Often found in malls and now on West 7th, this is all about customization, from your base (non-dairy options available) to your mix-ins. The price is high but the result is worth it. 

Gypsy Scoops: Another local favorite, Gypsy Scoops is family-owned and delicious. They typically have a least one non-dairy choice available and the cones are amazing. 

Mangonadas

Mangonadas are a great fresh and frozen dessert for summer treatsKokitos: Found on the west-side of Fort Worth, Kokitos gives you traditional Mexican flavors and offers not only mangonadas, but also smoothies and fresh fruit. A summer dream come true!

Mango Master: Mango Master delivers a traditional and truly scrumptious mangonada along with other fresh options in epic portions. Find it at Ridgmar Mall or in La Gran Plaza. 

Popsicles

Frios: Found in Keller, you’ll love the delicious cold brew while the kids get to pick from a wide range of creamy or fruity pops!

Steel City Pops: With locally sourced and all-natural ingredients, your standard cream, and fruit-based popsicles are joined by a delicious cookie pop option as well, and all items are gluten-free!

Alchemy Pops: Made in small batches from original recipes, you’ll find several vegan-friendly options on its changing menu, and currently there’s a horchata choice that’s amazing!

Sno-Cones

Bedford Snoball: All your favorite flavors available in a wide range of sizes, including my favorite, Pee Wee, which is only 50 cents!

Kids love summer treats like snow cones

Pelican’s Snoballs: With locations in both Roanoke and Fort Worth, there’s a lot to love when it comes to the fluffy ice and fun flavors. Gluten-free and sugar-free options are available. 

Sol y Luna Snow Ball: If you’re looking for homemade syrups, fruits, and traditional Mexican flavors, this is the sno-cone stop for you! 

Sugar Rush Shaved Ice: A small truck that’s big on flavor located in Haslet, this relatively new option has your typical favorites but also serves frozen lemonade and frozen chocolate bananas. Yum! 

Nana’s Kitchen: In addition to their incredible southern fare, Nana’s makes killer Italian ices that are topped with real fruit, candy, and whipped cream. No judgment if you choose to get a hot funnel cake instead. 

Fort Worth and its surrounding areas have so much to offer when it comes to cold concoctions. Do you have a favorite we can add to the list?

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