The summer sun is sizzling hot, so what better way to cool off than with a frosty treat. Spring residents have a wide variety of choices when it comes to frozen desserts. From traditional shaved ice to Mexican-style refresquerías, the Houston Press found the top five places to chill out and take a break from the heat.
Bahama Bucks, 3403 Louetta, Suite A
This popular chain offers a tropical escape from the heat with more than 90 flavors to top its trademark Sno. Soft, fluffy ribbons of ice are shaved to order and piled high in your choice of sizes. Syrups come in sweet, sour and even sugar-free. Add a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of sweet cream on top for an even more indulgent treat.
Buzzles Shaved Ice, 2616 FM 2920, Suite A
Buzzles has been a local favorite for soft Hawaiian-style shaved ice for years. Its recently opened storefront offers more than 120 combinations, including Texas specials, character flavors, sugar-free and premium flavors. Be sure to try the Texas Tea, Harry Potter (Butterbeer) or the signature Buzzle flavor (ultra-creamy vanilla custard). Sweet Cream, a scoop of ice cream and even a whole pickle can be added to any size cup for an extra twist.