Beat the heat with summertime treats

 A patron checks out the menu at Dolce Vita, one of our spots guaranteed to give you the refreshments you’ll need this summer.

Photo Credit: Katrina Funtanilla

The bright side of the scorching Texas summer heat is that there are many different spots that offer cooling and refreshing snacks and drinks to help ease some of the swelter. The following restaurants and shops are guaranteed to satisfy your summertime thirst and appitite.

Jim-Jim’s Water Ice
615 East Sixth St.
Water ice, better known as Italian ice, is a great summer treat for beating the heat. This delicious frozen dessert is made just like ice cream, only with fruit; it’s a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. And Jim Jim’s Water Ice offerings in particular are fresh and sweet. Try coconut cream or passion berry.

Campus Candy
2322 Guadalupe St.
After finishing your summer school homework stop by Campus Candy to enjoy various types of frozen yogurt that you can to top with more than 400 different candy options. They’re always rotating flavor selections so you could even challenge yourself to never get the same flavor twice!

Dolce Vita
4222 Duval St.
Dolce Vita is a perfect spot for a sunny summer afternoon whether you’re looking for a full meal or just dessert. Some unique items on the menu include gelato, raspberry chocolate cake and an oh-so-refreshing chilled cucumber soup. All of these delicious items are worth a fun and relaxing visit to Dolce Vita.

Snack Bar
1224 South Congress Ave.
When you need a beak from studying The Snack Bar is the place to go for a variety of different snacks for different tastes. For the healthier person, the Snack Bar offers granola parfaits, five different types of homemade salads and their unique Veggie Hummus sandwich. For those who enjoy a heartier bite try their soda floats, steak and fries or their tasty Dos Luna’s Burger.

Daily Juice
4500 Duval St.
A natural fresh squeezed drink is always a positive option in the sizzling summer heat. Daily Juice has a variety of different types of organic juice. One of their fresh squeezed juices is called the Pineapple Popeye, which contains pineapple, organic spinach, organic parsley, organic celery, lemon and a hint of Himalayan salt. All of these unique flavors are mixed perfectly to have your taste buds wanting more.

Summer should be a time of adventure, explorations and relaxation. All of these characteristics are important to make your summer vacation great. So make the best of it and explore the different delicacies this city has to offer. These shops and cafes are an ideal way to get away from the heat and enjoy a refreshing treat!