9 desserts worthy of a road trip | Houstonia Magazine
Search: A pastel-colored house on Preston Road that does all that is great – hollowed out pineapples filled with lemonade and topped with Miss Chaquita’s spread; strawberry milkshakes that look like Marie Antoinette and Jem’s child in love (we’re serious); Crazy Dutch chocolate shake in a mason jar with a real fruity pebble slap bracelet on the edge and scoops of ice cream, an Oreo cookie and a real Klondike Bar erupting from the top. You, seven years old, you scream.
Or: 2716 Preston Rd., Pasadena – on weekends be prepared to wait.
Search: A humble little one paleta (ice cream pop!) paradise in a long strip center – kids will want creamy iterations like fruity pebbles or cotton candy; adults can go wild with a spicy mango.
Or: 13932 Westheimer, near George Bush Park, so take them. Bonus: these ice creams can travel!
Connie’s Ice Cream
Search: An attention-grabbing yellow rack with walk-in windows and drive-thru for top-notch custard. Order an old-fashioned gel, thicker than a float, with vanilla cream and your choice of soda (Dr Pepper, natch). Relax on a red bench up front.
Or: 12545 Jones Road – make this your stop after sucking tons of oysters at Captain Tom’s.
Ice Valley Cafe
Search: A casual mall cafe with bubble tea and snowflake ice cream with three toppings. We recommend the strawberry ice cream with mango, kiwi and jelly.
Or: 8606 Hwy. 6, near the Senate Avenue Brewery in Jersey Village.
Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe
Search: A retro 1950s dinner with old-fashioned doo-wop and R&B, counter service, and ice cream drinks like the Lime Cooler – a lime sorbet with hints of lime zest dipped in it. a frosted mug from 7-Up – that will make you feel like Marty McFly.
Or: 800 3rd St., Rosenberg – a brilliant city center awaits!
Flip ‘n Patties
Search: Blue and white signage on the ground floor of Parkway Village Plaza. Inside, the Filipino frozen dessert, Hello Hello, is topped with vanilla and uba ice cream with all the things: jackfruit, palm fruits, coconut jellies, coconut thread, red beans and evaporated and condensed milks. Taste this rainbow.
Or: 1809 Eldridge Pkwy. – do not leave without also having a burger and fries.
Search: A surf hut that serves Hawaiian shaving ice the size of a Bonsai Pipe – ice cream-stuffed specialties (try the Hula Lula, a mix of piña colada, mango and lemon on vanilla) classic flavors you just can’t resist.
Or: 812 E. Main Street, League City – stop by and shop at the lovely boutiques nearby.
Kravin ‘& Tapioca Desserts
Search: Pastel pink and lime green strawberry signage outdoors the room for frozen Taiwanese treats. Snow Ice Cream # 3, or as we like to call it, the ultimate kid’s meal, combines creamy vanilla milk tea snow ice cream, fruity pebbles, crushed Oreos and milk condensed (Homer Simpson slobber cue).
Or: 21788 Katy Fwy., # 200 – stop by after meeting Katy Asian Town.
Search: A driving stand that’s cute as a button (and also in a Pearland parking lot) with refreshments, snow cones and more involved productions like the Extreme Chamoyada topped with a gum worm.
Or: 1807 Broadway St., Pearland – combine that with a visit to Killen’s Barbecue.