Summer is here and people are looking for a way to overcome the scorching Texas heat. Well look no further! San Antonio is filled with many different ice cream places that offers creamy, frozen treats that are bound to turn a miserably hot summer day into an enjoyable one.
Kuma Ice cream, on Babcock Rd, specializes in unordinary ice cream with an extraordinary taste. Every trip to Kuma is an adventure that starts with choosing an ice cream flavor. Choose between eclectic flavors including unicorn-rainbow vanilla, cookies and cream, and plum wine. The next step is choosing a topping where the possibilities include fresh fruit, mini donuts, marshmallows, cereal, and of course, sprinkles. The last step is choosing a sauce to top off a delectable treat put together inside a Japanese waffle. A Japanese waffle is Kuma’s substitute for a cone which makes their ice cream unique compared to any place else.
San Antonio is popular for the classic, cold, delicious, and spicy mangonada. 210 Ice Cream is the perfect spot to get one. Mangoes blended into a cold and creamy treat and topped off with chili powder and whatever your heart desires is best enjoyed inside the kitschy and colorful atmosphere of 210 Ice Cream. However, mangonadas are not all that 210 offers. Ice cream floats, milkshakes, and anything covered in chamoy are also on the menu.
Escape to Italy while still staying in San Antonio with gelato from Paciugo. They offer a wide range of flavors including Taro flavored gelato. I highly recommend the Taro flavor, which can also be mixed with other delicious flavors such as wedding cake. A more adventurous choice is a macaron gelato sandwich. The friendly staff offers many free samples. This makes picking a flavor from their wide variety a little easier.
An island getaway is not so hard to achieve at Oasis Tropical Fruiteria. Enjoy an agua fresca on a hot day in the best flavors including sandia (watermelon) or pina (pineapple). Even better, try a raspa, otherwise known as a snocone, in any flavor imaginable. The best way to overcome San Antonio heat is at Oasis Tropical Fruiteria. Just make sure that the raspa is eaten fast. Delicious! Just be careful of a brain freeze.
Location: Kuma Ice Cream: 6565 Babcock Rd. Ste 17 San Antonio, TX 78249
Hours: 6:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Mon. – Wed.
6:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thurs. – Sat.
Sunday – Closed
Location: 210 Ice Cream: 7126 Bandera Rd. San Antonio, TX 78238
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Paciugo: 999 E Basse Rd Ste 197 San Antonio, TX 78209
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fri. – Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Oasis Tropical Fruiteria: 2316 S Laredo St. San Antonio, TX 78207
Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11: 30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
This post was originally written in May 2017 for a Free Lance Writing course at St. Mary’s University