Where to Find Cool Treats in San Antonio for When It's Hot AF 

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We're in for several more triple-digit days, and if you're looking to lower your temperature, San Antonio has you covered with a variety of paletas, ice cream cones, smoothies and then some. 
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6423 Babcock Rd, Suite 104, (210) 455 -8638
San Antonio's first Taiwanese shaved ice shop is still shaving along with new flavors including their latest tea-flavored iced. Customize your own bowl for a light and fluffy cool down.
Photo via Instagram / snopioca
Baklovah Bakery
9329 Wurzbach Rd #104, (210) 982-3231, baklovah.com
Baklovah introduced chocolate shwarma last year and fans are still digging the imported treat. A crepe envelopes scoops of housemade icre cream, and is topped with chocolate shavings.
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4013 Broadway, (210) 776-3963, chocollazo.com
Broadway's own chocolate shop keeps San Antonio cool with over-the-top milkshakes. Ask for this secret menu item, the cookie butter milkshake, fi you've got a sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram / Chocollazo
Brindles Awesome Ice Creams
11255 Huebner Road, (210) 641-5222, brindlesicecream.com
Keep things chill at Brindle’s Awesome Ice Cream on Huebner with an ice cream waffle taco. This Northside staple has been keeping San Antonio cool since the early 2000s.
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Steel City Pops
Multiple locations, steelcitypops.com
The Alabama-based pop shop adds an extra layer or two to your paleta. Try a chocolate drizzle if you're feeling sassy.
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Las Nieves
Multiple locations, lasnievesfruitcupssa.com
With locations on Blanco and Hildebrand and a fleet of trucks, you're always near a Las Nieves treat. Their sorbets are silky soft, and the raspas can be as decadent as you want. Get there early because they tend to draw a line.
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Farenheight 32
226 W. Bitters Road, Suite 119, (210) 627-6232, facebook.com/fahrenheit32
Rolled ice cream rolled through San Antonio in 2017 and it's here to stay. El Paso-based Fahrenheit 32 at Embassy opened its third location in Texas. Flavors include everything “Purple Haze” with taro ice cream or “Black Magic” with black sesame ice cream with unlimited toppings.
Photo by Jess Elizarraras
Honchos The House of Churros
Multiple locations, FiestaPalebolis
Gabriel Martinez, along with wife Elisa and brother Luis, brought a bit of Ciudad Juarez to the Alamo City inside Honchos, their bright yellow House of Churros to the corner of Babcock and Huebner roads, and have recently added a second trailer in Schertz for the San Anto area’s churro needs!
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6565 Babcock Road, (210) 641-2888
Where to start? You could try the Hong Kong waffles stuffed with ice cream and your choice of toppings, of you could dive into their milk and specialty teas in a reusable container. Or even better: try the Hot Cheeto soft serve, this is San Antonio after all.
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Freshest Ice Creams
8053 Callaghan Road, (210) 371-6510, freshesticecreams.com
Lactose-free ice cream and alkaline-water-based sorbets are what's in store at this tiny shop off Callaghan, where you'll find flavors like kiwi, Brazilian, and chia coconut.
Photo via Instagram / freshesticecreams
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South Alamode Panini & Gelato Co.
1420 S. Alamo St., (210) 788-8000, southalamode.com
Josh Biffle studied gelato in Italy, so it doesn't really get much better than at South Alamode. The pistachio is a favorite, but you'll want to check out their rotating cast of options that often include goat cheese, ricotta and other fun surprises.
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Tropic Cup San Antonio
1160 N. Loop 1604 W., # 108, (210) 999-7989
Real fruit smoothies don't get any colder than at Tropic Cup, which also serves traditional icy Vietnamese desserts.
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Bubble Waffle Bar
Multiple locations, Instagram/bubblewafflebar
Bubble Waffle Bar opened a second location in Stone Oak near Vida with more bubble waffles, bubble tacos and bubble tea. But owner J. R. Gallegos has added a new item to keep San Antonians entertained: mango and pineapple Dole Whip, much like the one found in Disneyland. Get it at Bubble Waffle Bar’s second location in a hollowed-out pineapple for $7.99.
Photo by Jess Elizarraras
Paleteria San Antonio
434 S. Alamo St., (210) 954-6753, paleteriasanantonio.com
The Hemisfair's Yanaguana Garden means hours of fun for kids and parents, but you'll want to keep cool with paletas from Paleteria San Antonio with more than 50 varieties to choose from.
Photo via Instagram / paleteriasanantonio
Fruit Mix
7007 Bandera Road, Suite 14, (210) 451-1410, facebook.com/fruitmixsat
When they're not blending barbacoa and Big Red or brisket into their ice cream, the folks at Fruit Mix are creating delightful and sweet treats off Bandera Road.
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Boozy's Creamy + Craft
732 S. Alamo St., (210) 919-3553, instagram.com/boozyscreamery
Ice cream and booze, what more do you need?
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Fiesta Palebolis
802 Nogalitos St., (210) 212-8744
This tiny Southside joint is packed with freezers filled to the brim with paletas, bolis and then some. Try the pineapple chamoy paleta or esquimal, a vanilla ice cream pop covered in a thin layer of chocolate. Bring your own cooler!
Photo via Facebook / FiestaPalebolis
Earth Burger
Multiple locations, eatearthburger.com
Plant-based treats are attainable at Earth Burger, where they serve a coconut ice cream that'll keep you cool through the summer.
Photo by Jess Elizarraras
Helados Aranda
Multiple locations, facebook.com/heladosaranda
Paletas, house-made ice cream with flavors straight from Mexico, and lots of in between can be found at Helados Aranda with two locations in San Antonio off Nacogdoches and Foster Road.
Photo via Instagram / MorganHallSmith
El Paraiso
1934 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 737-8101, elparaisoicecream.com
Since 1984, El Paraiso has kept San Antonio cool with oodles of paletas available in all sorts of flavors. Bonus: If you're trying to cool off the crew, you can rent out one of their paleta carts .
Photo via Instagram / elparaisoicecream
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SA Pops
3420 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 736-2526, instagram.com/sapops
If you're on the way to or from the San Antonoi Zoo, you'll want to grab a few all-natural paletas or ice cream scoops from SA Pops.
Photo via Instagram / sapops_
6423 Babcock Rd, Suite 104, (210) 455 -8638
San Antonio's first Taiwanese shaved ice shop is still shaving along with new flavors including their latest tea-flavored iced. Customize your own bowl for a light and fluffy cool down.
Photo via Instagram / snopioca

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