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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!
7/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Ice Cream

What better time than July – the peak of summer – to celebrate one of America’s favorite desserts . . . ice cream! Fortunately, Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of great places to find this cool, sweet treat.


BOOMBOX Frozen Pops and Ice Cream, formerly known as Pops and Rockets, was founded in 2014. The business was started by two friends in a home kitchen, making pops to sell at the local farmer’s market. Their brand is centered around a love for the 1980s and every product is named after a song from the era! They decided to expand operations in 2016 and move to their current location in downtown Lake Charles. The retail shop is located at 104 W Pujo Street and is also where all their products are made with quality ingredients. With over 16 ice cream flavors (including seasonals), 16 different frozen pops, homemade waffle cones, floats, shakes, and malts on the menu, there is surely something to satisfy every sweet tooth!


Ice cream first debuted on the menu in 2017 and has been in high demand ever since. Their ice cream is classified by the dairy industry as "super-premium” ice cream (a creamier, smoother and richer product). To receive this title, the ice cream must be made with at least 14% butterfat and significantly less air than most ice creams. BOOMBOX has created five new ice cream flavors in 2020 alone! Those flavors include: Sharp Dressed Mint (mint chocolate chip), Lem On Me (lemon mousse with shortbread), Dough You Want Me (chocolate chip cookie dough), Mary Berry (mixed berry cheesecake), and Eyes Without a Fraise (classic strawberry).


BOOMBOX also has two new locations that are soon to open. The Baton Rouge location, set to open in the next month, is near LSU campus at 4410 Highland Rd. The South Lake Charles location will be opening soon next to CC’s Coffee House on Country Club Road.

Maplewood Burgers on Nelson Rd. in Lake Charles may be known for sandwiches, but they also offer Blue Bell ice cream in a variety of flavors. Try their malts and shakes. Watch for their opening in Moss Bluff soon.


Pizza Artista at Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles serves tantalizing Italian gelato in a wide variety of colorful flavors. One of their newest flavors is raspberry sorbet.


Winkydoo’s Malt Shop, 2701 Ruth St. in Sulphur, is a classic, old-fashioned ice cream shop. They serve Blue Bell and Shoep’s brand ice creams in 38 flavors, as well as floats, shakes, malts, sundaes, and smoothies.


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