Wining & Dining
Beat the Heat with Summer Treats
7/3/2018 10:02:55 PM
Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Month! Summer is here and the heat is real, so what better way to celebrate than with a cold cup of ice cream goodness? We’ve rounded up a list of places to get ice cream and beat the heat this summer!

POPS AND ROCKETS
104 W Pujo St. Lake Charles, LA
Ever want to take a time machine back to the good old days? Pops and Rockets has you covered with their 80’s throwback decor. Even the handcrafted pops and ice cream are named after 80’s songs like Karma Chamelon (watermelon / mint), Blister in The Sun (pineapple / ginger), and Enola Grey (earl grey / lemon curd / shortbread). From the crafty treats to the free arcade games, it’s easy to get lost in an afternoon of ice cream and all you can play Mrs. Pacman. 

CAJUN GYPSY CORNER MARKET
729 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA
Inspired by the old Corner Stores of Downtown Lake Charles, Cajun Gypsy celebrates the classics. They keep it simple with traditional ice cream flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, and old fashioned, in-the-glass sodas. Their specialty is a refreshing coke float served up in a tall glass. You can beat the heat with one of their delicious floats as you browse their unique collection of local goods.

PIZZA ARTISTA
420 A W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, LA
Surrounded by the smell of fresh-made pizza sits Pizza Artista’s Italian gelato. From the gelato maker to the ingredients, everything about this gelato is straight from Italy. With their homemade flavors ranging from Birthday Cake to Strawberry Cheesecake, you can’t go wrong! They also offer dairy-free flavors, including Lemon, Watermelon, and Green Apple. If you can’t get enough of their gelato, ask for a pint to take home.

MODERN PANTRY at L’AUBERGE
777 Avenue L’Auberge, Lake Charles, LA
Tucked away in the L’Auberge Casino Resort you’ll find delighful Modern Pantry gelato. Each flavor is crafted by their gelato specialist. With flavors ranging from Watermelon to JD’s Honey Gelato by Chef Lyle (made special for adults) it may be hard to choose just one. They’re open 24/7. Go mid-week for Waffle Cone Wednesday. With the purchase of two scoops of gelato, you’ll get a free waffle cone to go with it! 

LOUISIANA REAUXL
2040 W Gauthier Rd, Lake Charles, LA
From the streets of Thailand (where rolled ice cream originated) to your very own town, Louisiana Reauxl puts a Cajun twist on this new treat. Rolled ice cream starts as a liquid base which is then frozen, flavored, and rolled right before your eyes. You can create your own recipe or choose from their list of flavors including Louisiana Sunrise (vanilla ice cream, decaf coffee, caramel, wafer stick) and Birthday Cake (colorful birthday cake ice cream, sprinkles, syrup). They’re rolling ice cream to a whole new level!

GIGGLES ICE CREAM & GOURMET COFFEE
10077 Gulf Hwy, Grand Lake, LA
Like a diner out of the 50’s, you’re greeted with friendly faces and that small town, everyone’s welcome feel. Giggles is a one stop shop with every treat you can imagine. Along with homemade baked goods, they have an impressive list of ice cream flavors, including frozen yogurt and sugar free options. With flavors like Superman (red, yellow, and blue vanilla) for the kids and Dulce de Leche Cheesecake for the adults, they have something for everyone.

WINKYDOO’S
2701 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA
Right off I-10 in Sulphur sits an old-fashioned ice cream shop known for its shakes and malts. With over 20 of your favorite Blue Bell flavors to choose from, they promise to make your ice cream dreams come true. They specialize in malts, shakes, sundaes and banana splits. Winkydoo’s also offers smoothies and sugar free ice cream so anyone can come along for the ride! 
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