We’ve got the scoop on summertime frozen treats
It’s summertime, and that means I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And snow cones. And frozen yogurt.
Specializing in shaved ice and other frozen, non-alcoholic beverages and juices, Bahama Buck’s has three island-themed Galveston County locations. There’s more than 91 flavors, including customer favorite cotton candy. Smoothies and ice cream creations also are available.
500 Seawall Blvd., Suite 390, Galveston, 409.632-7436; 2716 Palmer Highway, Texas City, 409.945.7669; and 1355 E. League City Parkway, Suite 100, League City, 832.905.6189
Still featuring 31 flavors of ice cream bliss, Baskin Robbins is a cold war survivor as new parlors come along. Featuring mainstays like buttered pecan, strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream, the shop also offers flavors like Baseball Nut, chocolate chip, cookie dough and rainbow sherbet. And, who doesn’t love banana splits and sundaes? They have those too, along with ice cream cakes, shakes and decadent baked goods.
2802 Palmer Highway, Texas City, 409.948.2182; and 2340 Marina Bay Drive, League City, 281.332.1839
Ben & Jerry’s
For those of you who love all-natural ingredients, this is your ice cream shop. So, enjoy your guilty pleasure of ice cream flavors like strawberry cheesecake, Half Baked, Phish Food, Peanut Butter Cup and crowd favorite — Chunky Monkey. You also can purchase pints, yogurt, banana splits, smoothies and more.
4408 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.770.9566
Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream
This eclectic establishment serves up ice cream in a wide variety of flavors that change almost daily. Have a seat and enjoy a banana split, sundaes, homemade cookies, brownies, “brain freezin’ snoballs” and creamy milkshakes.
2120 Postoffice St., Galveston, 208.250.8286; and 613 6th St., Texas City, 409.797.4031
Marble Slab Creamery
The aroma of freshly made waffle cones lures you through the door. Mix-ins include chocolate chips, fruit, nuts and more. And, don’t forget the ice cream cakes, cupcakes and hand-packed quarts. Company or family gathering? Catering is available.
2705 61st St., Suite D, Galveston, 409.740.1229; and 615 FM 646 E., League City, 281.534.7522
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
If you want to have a little fun while eating your favorite frozen yogurt dessert, stop by Menchie’s to create your heart’s desire. Flavors include black cherry tart, Going Bananas, Grasshopper, Blue Raspberry Blast Sorbet, caramel and butterscotch. And the toppers are endless. Menchie’s also features nonfat, low-fat, low-carb and no-sugar options, as well as frozen yogurt cakes.
2875 E. League City Parkway, League City, 281.334.0660; and 301 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood, 281.482.2806
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
If self-serve is your speed, then try this frozen yogurt eatery on Galveston’s seawall. Each batch is mixed on site, and includes flavors such as brownie batter, strawberry, cookies ‘n cream and more. Orange Leaf also offers dairy-free options, as well as birthday cakes, smoothies, shakes and party boxes.
6606 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.744.8000
Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
Featuring more than “ice,” Rita’s, as it’s affectionately called, has everything from Italian ice, cream ice, sugar-free Italian ice, frozen custard, sundaes, gelati, milk shakes, various toppings, frozen drinks, frozen custard cakes and more. The Galveston shop is one of only five in Texas.
6026 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.744.4237
This locally owned snow cone lover’s paradise is a rite of passage in Friendswood, the locals say. The venue features Hawaiian snow cones with several flavors from which to choose. So, order your cool treat and enjoy the picnic tables and family friendly atmosphere on a hot, sunny day.
600 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, 281.992.4123
This La Marque institution, founded in 1979, is celebrating its 40-year anniversary this year. The venue serves a wide variety of shaved ice flavorings, including cream, ice cream and chamoy toppings. The year-round business also serves hot dogs, Frito pie, nachos, sausage-on-a-stick and chopped- and sliced-brisket sandwiches. And, don’t forget to check out the homemade beef jerky.
1310 Cedar Drive, La Marque, 409.739.0521