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Warm weather means it’s time for cool treats. Memphis has many options in the frozen delights department to tempt your sweet tooth and cool you off:

Jerry’s Sno Cones

This Memphis tradition located in the Berclair neighborhood offers a scrumptious “sno cone” topped with soft serve ice cream.

Berclair: 1657 Wells Station Rd.

Jerry's Snow Cones
Jerry’s Sno Cones, Photo credit: Pinterest
Jerry's Sno Cones
Jerry’s Sno Cones, Photo credit: urbanspoon

Parker’s Water Ice

Parker’s Water Ice is a delicious frozen dessert that is kosher, fat free, cholesterol free and dairy free! Water ice is a soft icy treat made with water, fruit juice and fruit flavors blended together and frozen. They also offer their one-of-a-kind “Gelati,” ice cream layered with water ice, an ultra smooth and guilt-free treat!

Winchester at Riverdale: 7050 Malco Crossing, Memphis (behind the I-Hop) In addition to their permanent location, you will find the Parker’s Water Ice food truck service all around town, too!

Parker's Water Ice

Parker's Water Ice


While the children are adding mountains of whipped cream and candies to their frozen yogurt concoctions at YoLo, try a sophisticated combination of two gelatos such as Nutella with Tiger Butter (think Resees with cream) or Salted Caramel mixed with Mascarpone (creamy and perfect, slightly salty, nutty and sweet).

Midtown: 6 S. Cooper

Erin Way: 559 Erin Drive

Collierville: 102 E. Mulberry

University of Memphis Bookstore (on campus): 506 University St.

Malco Paradiso: 584 S Mendenhall

Malco Cordova: 1080 Germantown Pkwy.

Gelato at Yolo
(r to l) Nutella and Tiger Butter or Salted Caramel mixed with Mascarpone–decadant gelato combinations at YoLo.


Las Tortugas

Aguas Frescas at Las Tortugas Deli Mexicana are 100% Natural Fruit Drinks blended with shaved ice … a Mexican tradition served in a 24-oz. cup.

Germantown: 1215 South Germantown Rd.

Las Tortugas fresh drinks
Aguas Frescas at Las Tortugas

Sweet Magnolia

Hugh Balthrop started out making ice cream for family and friends, but now he is known as a Mid-South ice cream aficionado.

Sweet Magnolia
Sweet Magnolia is based in Clarksdale, MS

Hugh’s Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, based in Clarksdale, MS, is all about real flavor using natural and local ingredients. Fun combinations such as Sweet Potato Ice Cream with Candied Pecans, Honey Bourbon, Lemon Sweet Tea Sorbet, Lemon Drop Gelato, Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, and numerous fruity sorbets. Sweet Magnolia is the local source for all of the following Mid-South locations and more!

Clarksdale, MS: Oxbow Restaurant, The Shack Up Inn

Cleveland, MS: Mississippi Grounds

Greenville, MS: Doe’s Eat PlaceSouth Main Market and Deli

Doe's Eat Place

Greenwood, MS: The Delta Bistro, The Mississippi Gift Company, The Whole Foods Store

New Albany, MS: Sugaree’s Bakery

Oxford, MS: Farmers’ Market, Local Flavor, The Lamar Lounge

Local Flavor Oxford
Local Flavor, Oxford

Watervalley, MS: The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Store

Collierville, TN: Square Beans Coffee

Square Beans

Memphis, TN: A. Schwab, Amerigo Restaurant, High Point Grocery, Miss Cordelia’s, Sweet Grass

A. Schwab Ice Cream
A. Schwab on Beale
a. schwab
A. Schwab on Beale

Miss Cordelia's

 Have a sweet, cool day!


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