6 Houston Galleria-area restaurants and bars to cool off in

Welcome to the summer of sweat. Every week until it hits 70, we’ll tell you where to find refreshing food and drinks to keep you cool in every Houston neighborhood.

Booza’s signature stretchy ice cream comes in traditional flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

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This Palestinian Creamery, featuring stretch ice cream, is the first of its kind in Houston. Run by the Rukab family, who have long been selling alcohol in Ramallah, the shop offers traditional flavors like chocolate, vanilla and cream cookies in cups and cones.

Find it: 5922 Richmond Ave. Ste A, Houston, TX 77057; (832) 831-3176
Hours: Every day, 12 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Dish Society uses Amy's Mexican vanilla ice cream in their classic root beer float.

Dish Society uses Amy’s Mexican vanilla ice cream in their classic root beer float.

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To dish companyLocated in the Galleria area, the classic root beer float is the ultimate summer refreshment. The ultimate soda craze is made with Amy’s Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream and organic root beer. It will only cost you $5.

Find it: 5740 San Felipe St #100, Houston, TX 77057; (832) 538-1060
Hours: Every day, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fat Tuesday offers frozen cocktails in New Orleans.

Fat Tuesday offers frozen cocktails in New Orleans.

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Mardi Gras

Get your frozen takeout at this New Orleans-style Daiquiri Bar, which offers 18 different flavors. Picks like the piña colada, jungle juice, bellini, and hurricane Cat 5 are offered in souvenir mugs or gallons to go. They’re tasty on their own, but customers can combine flavors to create their own custom drink.

Find it: 8366 Westheimer Rd Suite G, Houston, TX 77063; (281) 501-3866
Hours: Sunday, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-midnight

Taiwanese snowflake frozen desserts topped with fruit and sweetened condensed milk are available at Nu Ice & Drinks.

Taiwanese snowflake frozen desserts topped with fruit and sweetened condensed milk are available at Nu Ice & Drinks.

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Nu Ice & Drinks

The dizzying mounds of crushed ice at Nu Ice & Drinks are an appropriate snack on Houston’s 100 degree days. Liven up yours with toppings like chopped nuts, sprinkles, cereal fruit or a drizzle of caramel, and pair it with a boba drink handcrafted by one of the shop’s bobaristas.

Find it: 5901 Westheimer Rd B1, Houston, TX 77057; (832) 649-2266
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-midnight

The Rocambolesc of Uptown Park is the first American site of the Spanish gelateria.

The Rocambolesc of Uptown Park is the first American site of the Spanish gelateria.

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Rocambolesc

The Roca brothers, based in Spain, have opened their first American outpost of Rocambolesc in Uptown Park this summer, and the crowds have been everywhere ever since. You can create the ice cream of your dreams by adding toppings and drizzles, but jumping for a whimsical dessert pop can make for an even better shot for the gram. Playful choices like strawberry and rosewater popsicles are molded in the shape of noses, and yogurt, licorice and lime popsicles look like an iPhone.

Find it: 1101 Uptown Park Blvd Suite 10, Houston, TX 77056; (281) 501-3499
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11.30am-9.30pm; Friday-Saturday, 11.30am-11pm; Sunday, 11.30am-10pm

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream does occasional stunts like the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese flavor.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream does occasional stunts like the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese flavor.

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VanLeeuwen

This The New York Ice Phenomenon arrived with multiple locations in Houston, including one in Uptown Park. Van Leeuwen uses simple ingredients like milk, cream, eggs and cane sugar to make its ice cream, and incorporates cashews, coconuts and oats for its vegan varieties. Imaginative flavors range from honeycomb and Sicilian pistachio to traditional ones like vanilla bean.

Find it: 1151 Uptown Park Blvd Suite 8, Houston, TX 77056; (346) 204-4140
Hours: Every day, 11am-11pm



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