Much like the Wicked Witch of the West, we’re melting out here, Austin.
Central Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. tonight, with temperatures breaking records yet again yesterday. And there’s truly no rest for the wicked, because temperatures are slated to stay in the triple digits for the foreseeable future.
Bananarchy | 2420 Guadalupe St., 1311 S. 1st St.
If you need a break from the heat, there’s always relief in the banana stand. Bananarchy serves up ethically sourced frozen bananas drenched in dips + toppings — build your own or pick a specialty, like the GOB (yes, that is an Arrested Development reference).
Hay Elotes | 2214 E. 7th St.
Manolis | 603 W. Live Oak St.
Ice cream and cake pops? Boring. Ice cream cake pops? Revolutionary. In addition to other cold desserts, Manolis serves up these combo treats in flavors such as Dulce de Leche and Coffee Tiramisu.
Jim-Jim’s Water Ice | 615 E. 6th St.
This nearly three-decade-old shop has perfected water ice, a snow cone-like treat made with pureed fruit. Jim-Jim’s offers 40+ flavors, including Dragons Blood, Brain Freeze, and PassionBerry.
Shaved Ice Island | 2701 W. William Cannon Dr.
Between Thai Iced Tea flavoring + chopped dill pickle garnishes, there’s no shortage of creative flavors + toppings at this south Austin snow cone stop.
DipDipDip | 7301 Burnet Rd., Ste. 101
Speaking of interesting flavors, DipDipDip’s Japanese-inspired ice creams offers tastes such as “Shroom of Doom,” a caramel, chocolate, and Shitake mushroom ice cream, and “Sum Yum Yuzu,” a black pepper and yuzu mascarpone ice cream.
Looking for other ideas? Check out our map below + add your own go-to spots.
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