Where to Find Cool Treats in San Antonio for When It's Hot AF
We're in for several more triple-digit days, and if you're looking to lower your temperature, San Antonio has you covered with a variety of paletas, ice cream cones, smoothies and then some.
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6423 Babcock Rd, Suite 104, (210) 455 -8638
San Antonio's first Taiwanese shaved ice shop is still shaving along with new flavors including their latest tea-flavored iced. Customize your own bowl for a light and fluffy cool down.
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9329 Wurzbach Rd #104, (210) 982-3231, baklovah.com
Baklovah introduced chocolate shwarma last year and fans are still digging the imported treat. A crepe envelopes scoops of housemade icre cream, and is topped with chocolate shavings.
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4013 Broadway, (210) 776-3963, chocollazo.com
Broadway's own chocolate shop keeps San Antonio cool with over-the-top milkshakes. Ask for this secret menu item, the cookie butter milkshake, fi you've got a sweet tooth.
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Brindles Awesome Ice Creams
11255 Huebner Road, (210) 641-5222, brindlesicecream.com
Keep things chill at Brindle’s Awesome Ice Cream on Huebner with an ice cream waffle taco. This Northside staple has been keeping San Antonio cool since the early 2000s.
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Steel City Pops
Multiple locations, steelcitypops.com
The Alabama-based pop shop adds an extra layer or two to your paleta. Try a chocolate drizzle if you're feeling sassy.
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Multiple locations, lasnievesfruitcupssa.com
With locations on Blanco and Hildebrand and a fleet of trucks, you're always near a Las Nieves treat. Their sorbets are silky soft, and the raspas can be as decadent as you want. Get there early because they tend to draw a line.
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226 W. Bitters Road, Suite 119, (210) 627-6232, facebook.com/fahrenheit32
Rolled ice cream rolled through San Antonio in 2017 and it's here to stay. El Paso-based Fahrenheit 32 at Embassy opened its third location in Texas. Flavors include everything “Purple Haze” with taro ice cream or “Black Magic” with black sesame ice cream with unlimited toppings.
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Honchos The House of Churros
Multiple locations, FiestaPalebolis
Gabriel Martinez, along with wife Elisa and brother Luis, brought a bit of Ciudad Juarez to the Alamo City inside Honchos, their bright yellow House of Churros to the corner of Babcock and Huebner roads, and have recently added a second trailer in Schertz for the San Anto area’s churro needs!
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6565 Babcock Road, (210) 641-2888
Where to start? You could try the Hong Kong waffles stuffed with ice cream and your choice of toppings, of you could dive into their milk and specialty teas in a reusable container. Or even better: try the Hot Cheeto soft serve, this is San Antonio after all.
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Freshest Ice Creams
8053 Callaghan Road, (210) 371-6510, freshesticecreams.com
Lactose-free ice cream and alkaline-water-based sorbets are what's in store at this tiny shop off Callaghan, where you'll find flavors like kiwi, Brazilian, and chia coconut.
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