Puro Frozen Treats to Beat the Texas Heat

Summer’s here, and you guessed it! It’s as hot as h-e-double hockey sticks out there. To save you from melting into your car’s vinyl seats, BarbacoApparel has gone out into the apocalyptic nightmare that is June to find you the best frozen treats in San Antonio. You’re welcome!

Rolling Rey’s
2026 Babcock Rd.

Ice cream is soooo last summer, but ice cream rolls? Well, that’s the future!

What We Tried:
The Gansito, named after the strawberry jelly-and-cream-filled Mexican snack cake (eat your heart out, Little Debbie), has an entire Gansito snack cake folded in with Rey’s special mix, a blend of various creams. This delectable amalgam is then worked by a skilled dessert artisan against an ice-cold surface, flattened into a thin sheet, and rolled to make those signature ice cream rolls. Topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup, this frozen treat is sure to make your belly happy!

If you’re feeling brave, try the Hot Chocolate, a death-defying dessert made with dark chocolate and a WHOLE habanero pepper. Pro Tip: Add Nutella!

Rolling Rey's Gansito

SA Pops
3420 N. St Marys St., Ste 101

What hearkens back to a San Antonio summer more than the sound of the paletero’s ringing bell?

What We Tried:
The SA Pop paleta, in true San Antonio fashion, is thicc—not your run-of-the-mill, grocery-store popsicle. And the Mexican Chocolate paleta means that your taste buds are going to get equal parts luscious chocolate and spicy cinnamon. But the fun doesn’t stop there. What kicks this traditional paleta up a notch is the crunchy shell of chocolate and almonds, which makes the rich and creamy cinnamon-cocoa-flavored center burst in your mouth! 

SA Pops Mexican Chocolate Paleta

City-wide locations

Drama aside, Texas loves it some Whataburger, which has saved us, fed us, and given us impossibly delectable treats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for nearly 7 decades. 

What We Tried:
Over the years, Whataburger has offered limited-edition flavors to accompany its menu’s standard handspun vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. No offense to the tasty salted caramel and the nostalgic root beer, but the latest—OMG, you guys!—Dr Pepper has all of us shook. The only thing that can make Dr Pepper's unique 23 flavors even better is ice cream. And that’s just how Whataburger pays homage to a true Texas treasure. 

Dr Pepper Shake

Burger Boy
2323 N. St. Mary’s St.
9334 Potranco Rd.

Burger Boy is out here slinging all sorts of goodies for San Antonio and in doing so, expanding that list of classic milkshake flavors!

What We Tried:
Question: What’s classic and tasty and red all over? 

If you put your hand up in the air and screamed out the answer before being called on, good. for. you! In Texas, the only answer is Big Red, my friends. As SA kids, we all walked around with two things: Cheeto fingers and Big Red mustaches. Big Red is as much in our blood as well, blood is. And now, that classic taste of cotton-candy cream soda is beautifully blended into a creamy milkshake just for you!

Burger Boy Big Red Shake

Big Daddy’s Eats & Treats
228 Cevallos St.

Everyone who’s anyone knows mangonadas, but what about the coconada? Big Daddy’s Eats and Treats is shining a spotlight on this unsung hero!

What We Tried:
You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you wake up in the morning still thinking about last night’s date? Is it love? If they took you to Big Daddy’s for a coconada, you better believe it is. Mangonadas are all the rage when the sun is blazing, but take a minute and imagine a buttery coconut ice cream, glazed in a decadently sweet pineapple/mango topping, contrasted with a hint of tartness from a generous helping of Tajin. That, my friends—y’all just can’t get more puro than that.

Big Daddy's Coconada

If your little one is a lover of cold treats, pick up one of our Paleta Time onesies or youth tees while supplies last!




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