Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the heat is leaving with it, so when you’re in the need of something to help cool you down, a cold dessert is always a great option. Luckily for us, there is no lack of delicious treats in our Ancient City. The possibilities are almost endless, that’s why we’ve created a list of some great desserts that will not only soothe your sweet-tooth but will also help keep you cool. Just be sure to finish these treats before they melt away!
Cherry Gelati from Rita’s Italian Ice
Located on Anastasia Island, this little dessert stand has been helping to cool people off from day one. This sweet Cherry flavored-ice from Rita’s pairs well with an evening walk on the beach or a round of mini-golf at fiesta falls. And it pairs even better with a dollop of custard on top! That’s right, this little shop offers both flavored ice, and creamy custard so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. So try out this classic flavor the next time you’re trying to cool off.
Blue Sky Blues from Mayday Ice Cream
Ice cream on a hot day? Who knew! Grab a scoop of Mayday’s delicious Blue Sky Blues ice cream for a taste that will leave you wanting more. This blueberry infused ice cream is accompanied by a fresh compote swirl that will leave you with a sweet and tart flavor combo you’ll be sure to love. But don’t forget the homemade sprinkles! This shop is famous for their fun flavors, creamy taste, and homey feel. They also offer dairy-free options so everyone can enjoy. Be sure to get your scoop in a waffle cone for ultimate satisfaction.
Champagne Mango Popsicle from The Hyppo
Grab this refreshing mango-flavored pop from The Hyppo to enjoy while you stroll through downtown. This sweet fruity popsicle is all you need on a hot day and will certainly pair well with a glass of bubbly. This shop offers a variety of flavors from fresh fruit, to creamy peanut butter, and even some with datil pepper, so they’re no ordinary popsicle. In fact, they’re so good, by the time you finish one, you’ll be craving another!
Be Still Cody from Cousteau’s Milkshake and Waffle Bar
There’s something comforting about a cold milkshake on a hot afternoon that you just can’t beat. So go enjoy a hand-spun milkshake from Cousteau’s, for the coffee fanatics out there, we recommend the Be Still Cody, a chocolate milkshake blended with a shot of espresso, mocha sauce, and finally topped with espresso whipped cream so you’ll be buzzing all day long. Of course, we’ll understand if you want a waffle as well, but don’t forget to add a scoop of ice cream to it!
Peanut Butter Brownie from Peace Pie
Grab this frozen cookie sandwich from Peace Pie and enjoy it as you walk around the plaza. We recommend trying out the Peanut Butter Brownie, this creamy dessert layers vanilla ice cream, brownie chunks and peanut butter chiffon between two shortbread cookies for a taste that you’re sure to love. This no ordinary ice cream sandwich, and with countless flavors to choose from and a layer of pie-filling in between, you’ll be inclined to finish this treat off in one bite!
Cookie Monster Shake from The Sweet Spot
Everyone loves a good milkshake, and a milkshake loaded with extra toppings? No question. Grab this over-the-top milkshake from The Sweet Spot and enjoy the creamy drink accompanied by a cookie-covered rim with crunchy wafers, miniature cookies, whipped cream, and more! If you ever thought there was a limit to how many things you can fit in a milkshake, this treat will have you think again.
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