9 cold treats to help you cool down this summer

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Tropical Frosé all summer long please! (Bham Now)

Summer heat is no joke in Birmingham. The good news—we’ve put together a list of refreshing treats that will help you cool down after fun in the sun. Keep reading to find out where you can find delicious snow cones, milkshakes, ice cream, frozen cocktails and more.

1. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

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Why pick one flavor when you can get them all! (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

Enjoy an afternoon with friends at Jenis’s Splendid Ice Cream. The bright flavors make it hard to choose one scoop! My favorite summertime flavors are Frosé Sorbet and Brambleberry Crisp.

2. The Spun Cow

The Spun Cow ice cream float
Cool down with a fancy milkshake. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Take cover from the sun at The Pizitz Food Hall for a must-have milkshake! The Spun Cow spins up all sorts of fun drinks from Strawberry Cheesecake to Banana Pudding!

3. Craft’s

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Choose your pick! (Bham Now)

Ready for the ultimate summer-friendly cocktail? Make it frozen at Craft’s with options like yellowhammers, screwdrivers, transfusions, margaritas and more. Stop by and enjoy one on the patio!

4. Cookie Dough Magic

Cookie Dough Magic
Summer fun. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

Enjoy a spoon full of chilled cookie dough to get you through the summer heat. Cookie Dough Magic has unique flavors such as Unicorn Magic to keep summer fun!

5. Big Spoon Creamery

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All the toppings. (Bham Now)

There’s nothing an ice cream sundae can’t fix. Head over to Big Spoon Creamery for ice cream covered in malted fudge, salted caramel, whipped cream, cherries and more!

6. Terrific Treatz

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Stay hydrated! (Terrific Treatz / Facebook)

Grab a refreshing flavored lemonade from Terrific Treatz. Serving flavors such as watermelon, pineapple, peach and passionfruit it might be hard to pick!

7. Doodles Sorbets and Italian Ice

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Italian ice! (Riley Campbell / Bham Now)

Doodles is serving up Italian ice and sorbets all summer. Choose your favorite flavor or get a combo to try a few. I personally love mixing Watermelon and Ninja Turtle.

8. NOLA Ice

Snow cone from Nola Ice
Summertime snow cone. (Marie Ghossein / Bham Now)

Not your average snow cone, NOLA Ice serves up original New Orleans sno-balls. Make sure you get one this summer at The Pizitz Food Hall or catch the truck rolling around town!

9. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream

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Bendy’s Cookies & Cream. (Riley Campbell / Bham Now)

An ice cream sandwich from Bendy’s is a MUST during summer. Come on, you know there’s nothing better than cookies and ice cream when it’s hot outside.

Looking for more ways to cool down? Grab a bathing suit and hit the water at a local pool or splash pad.

Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
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