Gone are the days of snow-cones’ past when we had to settle for about six colorful flavors over choppy ice at the afternoon Little League game. We happily danced around with our blue or red tongues and thought there could never be anything better. We were wrong. Snow cones have come a long way, baby. In the 21st century you can find flavors such as mokaccino, strawberry-kiwi, leche quemada, dill pickle and cola, among others. And the experience doesn’t end there:
You can TOP your icy confection with cream (yes, please) or caramel or fruit chunks. It is a whole new experience.
Below, please find a list of some of our favorite locations. Prepare to have your mind blown.
Jim-Jim’s Italian Water-Ice, 615 E. 6th St., Austin 78701, (512) 708-8285
Sno-Beach (two locations):
3402 Guadalupe Street and 801 Barton Springs Road
Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs, 808 E. 51st Street
Snow Monster, 11220 N. Lamar Blvd., (512) 551-3238
South Austin Sno, 5300 Manchaca Road, 2010 S. Lamar Blvd.
Rockaway Beach ATX, 1620 E. Riverside Drive, (512) 550-4671
512 Sno, 1309 W. 45th Street, (512) 998-1488
Austin Frigid Frog, 2323 S. Lamar Blvd., (512) 229-6939
Rita’s Italian Ice, 6001 W. Parmer Lane, (512) 996-8436
SnoLabs, 603 W. Live Oak Street (512) 900-9124
Top G’s Sno Cones & Roasted Corn, 2418 Stratford Drive, (512) 496-6009
In the ‘Burbs
Frost Bites Hawaiian Shaved Ice, 110 W Pflugerville Pkwy., Suite B-2, Pflugerville, (512) 658-1108
Kona Ice, 905 E Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, (512) 850-1777
Kawaii Shaved Ice, 113 N. Mays St., Round Rock 78664, (512) 388-3050
Cooling down with an ice-cold sno-cone is an item on the July Summer Fun Checklist! Take a picture of you and your kids enjoying your sno-cone, upload to Instagram with the hashtag #AustinSummerFun for a chance to win weekly prizes! Be sure your account is set to public so we can see the picture.