Corpus Christi Area Guide to the Best Cold Treats


The temperature is quickly rising outside, and we’re always in search of ways to beat this South Texas heat. What better way to cool off than enjoying a cold treat?! I will admit my family is a bit addicted to ice cream, sno cones, popsicles, or any frozen treat that we can get our hands on!

Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy a cold treat!

Hamlin Fountain & Gifts+Bakery

Located at 3801 South Staples at Weber Rd, Hamlin Fountain & Gifts boasts to be the last soda fountain in Corpus Christi. Their hand-dipped Blue Bell milkshakes are scrumptious, and so are their perfect banana splits! The kids will love sitting on the round stools while enjoying the soda fountain experience.


La Frutera

With two locations, one at 5865 Weber Road and the second at 2322 Airline Road, La Frutera is a popular place to stop by for a cold fruit cup or a delish smoothie! Take advantage of their drive-thru when you need a quick treat.

Scoopy’s Veranda

Whether you just finished dinner at Snoopy’s Pier (located right next to Scoopy’s), or you’re headed back from the Island or the beach, make sure you drop by Scoopy’s Veranda for a special cold treat! Have a scoop of ice cream, or try one of their signature desserts like the “Chocolate Barnacle.” You’ll find them at 13313 South Padre Island Drive.

Scoopz Frozen Yogurt

Create your own frozen treat at Scoopz with delicious frozen yogurt and fun toppings! The have two locations: 6418 South Staples, Suite 126 or 5425 SPID, BLD 6, Suite 147.

Snapka’s Drive-Ins

Like Hamlin Fountain, Snapka’s brings back some old fashion fun with shakes, malts, cones, and floats at their two drive-inn locations: 4434 Weber Road and 4760 Leopard.

Sno-Ball, Too

Drive-thru or stop in for a fluffy sno-ball treat in a cup. This a great place to bring the family to help cool off on those hot summer days! You’ll find them at 7114 Saratoga Blvd.

Sweet Bee’s Frozen Yogurt

This local gem at 6917 S. Staples #101 is on the South Side of Corpus Christi. Though fairly new, this frozen yogurt shop has caught the attention of many frozen yogurt lovers. Choose from lots of fruit and sweet toppings to make your cup of frozen yogurt extra special.

Of course, there are other ice cream shops and favorite franchises that are not exclusive to the Corpus Christi area, but can’t be left off the list either.

Bahama Bucks 

Want some unique shaved ice options? You’ll find some crazy flavors on the Bahama Buck’s menu. Bring the family to 6125 Saratoga Blvd. for some cool treats and then play one of their board games inside or on their patio. Great family fun!

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Baskin Robbins

Ice cream cones, ice cream cakes, and other yummy treats can be found at 4701 S Padre Island Dr., Ste H! Just to forewarn you, kids may take a good ten minutes deciding on the perfect flavor! Too many options!

Dairy Queen

That’s what I like about Texas… I can’t leave this off because I often crave their signature blizzards, dipped cones, sundaes, and banana splits. DQ was always my go-to restaurant as a kid and teenager. You’ll find multiple locations throughout the Coastal Bend.

Haagen Dazs

My kids have a hard time passing by this ice cream shop after a shopping trip at La Palmera Mall! Grab a cone at 5488 SPID #1162 and sit outside by the fountain for more family fun.

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Marble Slab Creamery

You’ll find some of the coldest ice cream treats at Marble Slab. Choose from the endless toppings and fabulous flavors of ice cream at one of these locations: 5521 Saratoga Blvd., #130, 4938 South Staples Street, or 3133 S. Alameda #550.

Rita’s Italian Ice

Try a variety of flavors of Italian ice, cream ice, and custards at Rita’s! If you haven’t tried the Italian Ice, this is the summer to do it! You won’t be disappointed! You’ll find Rita’s in the Town & Country Shopping Center: 4200 S. Alameda St.

Yo Way Frozen Yogurt

Whether you’re staying healthy with fresh fruit or hungry for sinful toppings, here’s another option for your frozen yogurt cravings! You’ll find them at 5601 S Padre Island Dr Ste E.

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Summer has arrived, and so has the heat! So, if you’re craving something cold to help cool off, Corpus Christi has a ton of options. Just typing about all these delicious frozen treats is making me crave something yummy and cool! Where does your family like to go for ice cream, shaved ice, frozen yogurt, and other cold treats?