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Favorite Ice cream, Sno Cone, or Gelato??

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The weather is getting warmer, and I thought I might poll everyone about their favorite spots for cool treats here in town.

Of course there are the usual suspects: Amy's, Chain places (Ben and Jerry's, Sonic, Baskin Robbins), etc. But where do you go when you want a cool treat?

I'm partial to the gelato at Teo's (esp. the 38th st. location....but the Texpresso on campus, which carries their products, and the Tech Ridge store are ok in a pinch). Everything I've had there has been good, but my favorite was an xmas flavor they had, ginger snap. Creamy, decadent, and just the right blend of cookie crumbs and gingery flavor.

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  1. If I want a sugar bomb, I go for a Sno-Ball at Casey's New Orleans (51st and Airport). Yummy and CHEAP.

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    1. re: bookgrrl72

      On a side note, Casey's also has some sugar free flavors. coconut, banana, strawberry, pineapple, and wild cherry. When I can;t handle the sugur rush of a peach/wild cherry snoball, I go for the sugar free ones.

    2. I adore the vanilla bean affogato (sp?) at Teo's. I also appreciate the fact that they have a nutella flavour. Amy's ice cream is a bit chewy for my tastes (I know, i know, blasphemy). I'm also partial to the old Sno-Beach shaved ice carts (a la 34th and Guad)...usually get the most sour combo they offer which, I believe to be one half pink lemonade with one half sangria. Their pina-colada with cream's not bad either, and the grapefruit is refreshing in the summer. Can anyone recommend a place with a good REAL pistachio gelato, i wonder? I heard mandola's makes an okay one but havent tried it yet

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      1. re: femmenikita

        Femmenikita,

        Have you tried Teo's Pistachio? It's pretty nice. I can't remember if I tried it at Mandola's, if I did it didn't make a lasting impression.

        Hope that helps.

        1. re: Tacha

          Hmm, thanks Tacha, i actually haven't given their pistachio a try yet. I'm on it. I'll report back when I do. I wonder if La Dolce Vita's is any good; might have to stop there also, for comparison's sake.

          1. re: femmenikita

            I actually had the pistachio the last time I bought a take home tub from Teo's. I thought it was really tasty. Just the right amount of pistachio pieces. Although, I wouldn't consider myself a pistachio expert.

      2. If you're ever on Far West Blvd., there's a little place in the strip mall called Kneaded Pleasures that makes 8 to 10 flavors of gelato everyday. I had it once and thought it was really good. And hey, while you're over here, there's a sno-cone stand in the corner of that same parking lot that seems to do great business during the summer.

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        1. re: jwynne2000

          I love the gelato at Kneaded Pleasures, but I don't get to go as often as I would like. They got rid of my favorite flavor (some strawberry swirl thing) as well=(. I not a big fan of the snow cone stand there, though. Not enough sugary syrup=0! Anyone know of a place where you can get Hawaiian Shaved Ice here? Ice cream topped with shaved ice. Yum!

        2. Personally, I'm really bummed that *both* locations of La Paleteria have apparently closed. A new one is open further north, according to their website...may have to go stock up:
          Cajeta Membrillo, Mango Chile, Cantaloupe, Chamoy, Tamarind, Leche Quemada....
          They truly made last summer endurable, whatever will I do?
          NOT buy the paletas from El Chile, I'll tell you that much. Bad. Inedible bad.

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          1. re: amenidad

            La Paleteria is located in the striptastic area of Parmer and I35...north bound feeder on the far north end. The last time I drove past (maybe a week ago) it appeared to be open.

          2. I really like Gelato's on Bee Caves Road. They have a delicious raspberry gelato.

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            1. re: ls29

              "Gelato's".... Is that the same chain as the new gelato place that just opened up on Campus near veggie heaven, I wonder? I think that may simply be called Gelato's as well. I wonder if anyone has tried that place...? I searched the boards for a thread on it but didn't find any posts. Nothing seems to survive in that location, but I'm hoping it'll be good. Hmm, maybe that's where I go for "lunch" today.