With Las Vegas expected to experience its first triple-digit temperatures of the year this week, what better way to escape the heat than by eating frozen treats?
From ice cream and snow cones to gelato and everything in between, dessert shops across the Las Vegas Valley have created unique desserts to help you cool off this summer.
Here are 11 frozen treats to try in the Las Vegas Valley:
Ice cream tacos and waffle ice cream sandwiches at CREAM
You can consider it Taco Tuesday any day of the week, thanks to CREAM’s fun ice cream tacos. The shop, which has two locations in the valley, offers both a regular waffle cone taco and a red velvet taco. After you pick your shell, load it up with three ice cream flavors and two toppings. If tacos aren’t your thing, a waffle ice cream sandwich was recently introduced.
Fruit Loop-inspired gelato at Gelatology
You name it, Gelatology likely has a flavor for it. The gelato shop has common flavors on tap, but what makes Gelatology, 7910 S. Rainbow #110, so unique is its eclectic flavor options like Fruit Loops and sweet potato and rosemary.
“Graham Central Station” at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Handel’s, 10170 W. Tropicana, offers diners a chance to beat the heat by eating its homemade frozen treats. Although the shop only has a walk up window, with flavors like blueberry cobbler and “Graham Central Station,” Handel’s ice cream and yogurts will help you chill out.
Hawaiian Snow Cream and ice creams at Lappert’s Ice Cream
Lappert’s, located inside the California at 12 Ogden Avenue, will help you keep cool this summer with its generous servings of Hawaiian snow cream and decadent ice creams.
The Western Sundae at Luv-It Frozen Custard
As anyone who has lived in the city for a while can attest, Luv-Its Frozen Custard, 505 E. Oakey Boulevard, is a staple in the Las Vegas Valley. The shop has been serving customers with its simple menu for decades.
Macaron ice cream sandwiches at Perfect Scoop
You’ve likely eaten a few ice cream sandwiches in your life, but how about ice cream sandwiches made out of macarons? If Perfect Scoop’s, 7377 S. Jones Boulevard #115, treats weren’t enough, the shop is open until 4 a.m., so consider your late-night ice cream cravings covered.
Disneyland-inspired Dole Whips at Pineapple Park
If your day at Disneyland isn’t complete without a Dole Whip, you’ll want to check out Pineapple Park, 10550 Southern Highlands Parkway. In addition to pineapple, the shop offers a plethora of other Dole soft serve flavors including chocolate and strawberry.
Snow cones at Purple Penguin Snow Cone Shack
You want a frozen treat, but your taste buds are calling for something other than ice cream? Purple Penguin’s the place. The pop-up snow cone shack, which has two locations in the valley, generally has over 20 flavor choices each day and lets you customize your snow cone by mixing multiple flavors.
Sprinkles Sundae at Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sprinkles, 3545 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, combines the best of both worlds — cake and ice cream — into one tasty treat with its signature sundae. To build the sundae, ice cream is placed between the top and bottom halves of a Sprinkles cupcake.
Rick’s Tasting Game at RM Seafood
Though uncommon to recommend a seafood restaurant for ice cream, you’ll see why. At RM Seafood, 3930 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, diners can play with their food — and eat it, too — by ordering Rick’s Tasting Game, which gives daring eaters the chance to chow down on 16 flavors of ice cream and sorbet while wearing a blindfold.
Shaved Snow at Snowflake Shavery
This icy concept mixes ice cream with shaved ice. Tackle the heat by indulging in a bowl of snow cream topped with your favorite toppings at Snowflake Shavery, 5020 Spring Mountain Road.
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