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. facebook.com/pages/Jerrys-Sno-Cones
Berclair: 1657 Wells Station Rd.
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! parkerswaterice.com
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!
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). yolofroyo.com
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.
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. delimexicana.com
Germantown: 1215 South Germantown Rd.
Hugh Balthrop started out making ice cream for family and friends, but now he is known as a Mid-South ice cream aficionado.
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! sweetmagnoliaicecream.com
Clarksdale, MS: Oxbow Restaurant, The Shack Up Inn
Cleveland, MS: Mississippi Grounds
New Albany, MS: Sugaree’s Bakery
Oxford, MS: Farmers’ Market, Local Flavor, The Lamar Lounge
Watervalley, MS: The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Store
Collierville, TN: Square Beans Coffee
Have a sweet, cool day!