By: Jaqueline Gonzalez Photo by: Rachel Benavides
Sno-Ball 1: This is a Corpus Christi sweet treat staple if there ever was one. Since 1972, the Hernandez family has been serving up refreshing and unique mounds of shaved ice to locals and tourists alike. What sets them apart is their shockingly extensive list of technicolor flavor options including favorites like: Tiger’s Blood, Chamoyada, Margarita, and their award-winning Strawberry. Want to elevate your shaved ice? Add a scoop of ice cream and wait for that brain-freeze!
3830 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78405 (361) 425-3698
Rock and Rollin: Newly opened in February, Rock and Rollin brings a Bangkok inspired frozen sweetness to the Coastal Bend. This delicious concoction begins as a cream-based liquid mixed with the confection of choice. It soon transforms into a firm piece of ice cream, ready to be rolled up in a cup with an assortment of toppings. The owners welcome customers to create their own unique combinations from the 12 flavors on the menu.
2033 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 444-5275
La Paletera: Made with a blend of real fruit, ice, sugar, and water, the Fruity Freeze drink will provide a deliciously cool break to your day. The Fruity Freeze is available in 9 single flavors, but don’t be shy—there are no restrictions on fruit combinations! If you’re not in the market for a drink, paletas, a Mexican treat similar to American popsicles, are also available.
2701 Morgan Ave #200, Corpus Christi, TX 78405 (361) 884-6152
Coffee Waves: What is better than a local coffee shop? A coffee shop that whips up gelato in their very own kitchen! Gelato, the Italian version of ice cream, is made with a base of milk, cream, sugar, and various flavors to provide an unmistakable taste reminiscent of Italy. Containing a whopping 2⁄3 less fat than ice cream, gelato is not only a healthier option, but also an authentic and flavorful way to chill out.
5738 S Alameda St Corpus Christi, TX 78412 (361) 986-0481
Marble Slab Creamery: I scream, you scream, we all scream for Marble Slab Creamery’s Ice Cream! With over 60 flavors on the menu, your choices can range from plain vanilla to the more exotic peanut butter and banana. Next, add an unlimited amount of mix-ins, including nuts, popular candies, and even chunks of cake, to customize your yummy treat. The flavor combinations are endless!
3133 S Alameda St, Ste 550 Corpus Christi, TX, 78404 (361) 851-1236