Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

As I’m sure you know, summertime in Las Vegas can get a little out of hand when it come to the blistering heat. As soon as you walk outside, getting instantly hit in the face with face-blushing blow dryer heat can sure take a toll on even the most mentally and physically strong. What better way to start the cool down process by enjoying something ice cold to get your mind back on track and off the topic of frying eggs on the sidewalk? Here’s a short list of some spots that serve up sweet treats to help you win the battle against Mother Nature during these thermometer bursting summer months.

Kuma Snow Cream


Snow Cream? Is this for real? You may be asking yourself, “Wtf is a snow cream?” Well, to be quite frank, “snow cream” is probably one of the smartest creations since sliced bread, especially for the summer heat. Kuma Snow Cream is the next evolution of frozen desserts. It’s lighter than ice  cream, creamier than shaved ice, and more flavorful than frozen yogurt. (Is that even possible?) They feature flavors such as Mango, Snow, Strawberry, Taro, Green Tea, or choose from rotating seasonal flavors. Then, to make this even better, you can choose from a variety of toppings to overload your snow cream such as fresh fruits or even Captain Crunch cereal if you’re in that kind of mood, and you should always be in that kind of mood. 3735 Spring Mountain Rd #206, Las Vegas, NV 89102 702.816.5862 www.kumasnowcream.com

Sweet Addiction


Sweet Addiction allows two of the most powerful sweet kings to join forces and finally become one, the way it was meant to be since the beginning of time, Lol.  Ice cream and fresh, home-made cookies together as one as a sandwich to fulfill everyone’s sweet tooth craving and bring back childhood memories of making these scrumptious snacks in the kitchen with your grandma (Because everyone knows Grandma does it better). Sweet Addiction showcases an impressive cookie menu with flavors such as Choco Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Snickerdoodle, Brownie Cookie, and Mint Choco Chip just to name a few. Thats just step one. Step two is to pick your flavor of Thrifty Ice Cream to smush in the middle of those baked beauties. There’s over 20 different flavors to make the process a bit boggling, but well worth it. I promise. Let your creativity flow and break through. 5165 S Fort Apache Rd #160, Las Vegas, NV 89148 702.570.6993 www.sweetaddictionlv.com

Luv-It Frozen Custard


With rotating flavors daily, it’s easy to see why Luv-It has been a staple in Las Vegas and loved by the locals since its opening in 1973. Luv-It features handmade custard the old fashioned way using only the highest quality ingredients. All the flavors here are delicious. Luv-It’s “Western Sundae” with vanilla custard topped with a thin layer of hot fudge and several salted pecans has been raved about by national foodies for years and is a must get when stopping by the famous walk-up counter. This dessert has the four major food groups — sugar, starch, salt and grease. It’s simply amazing and with one mouthful, you’ll see why. It’s borderline life changing. 505 E Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104 702.384.6452 www.luvitfrozencustard.com

Art of Flavors


Art of Flavors serves up artisan gelato made from scratch with ingredients imported straight from Italy and local dairy to create a gelato so unique and flavorful that you’ll understand why there’s always a line to taste these artful creations. Flavors range from standards like cioccolate, nocciola (hazelnut) and cookies and cream to more unusual offerings like grano turco (sweet corn) and frollino (Italian cookies with chocolate cream). Don’t feel shy about asking for samples, either. They understand this will probably be one of your most difficult decisions of your day, so take your time. These gelatos taste even better then they look. 1616 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104 702.676.1027 

Nielsen’s Frozen Custard


Nielsen’s Frozen Custard has been dubbed “The Smoothest Stuff Around” By many critics in the past years. Nielsen’s serves up their famous custard at 26 degrees F in their very own machine. Serving the custard a tad warmer than regular ice cream, which is served at around 10 degrees, allows for your taste buds to truly taste the rich flavors of the custard. All of their custards are made fresh daily and contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Just pure, tasteful, delicious custard. Take your pick from sundaes, floats, concretes, or create something of your own with toppings to choose from. You can also have them whip up some for you to take home. Beat that? I think not. 9480 S Eastern Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123 702.451.4711 www.nielsensfrozencustard.net

Drew Belcher- UNLOKT

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