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Where to Chill Out With Shaved Ice This Summer In Dallas-Fort Worth

It's like an air conditioner for your mouth

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Find colorful cups of shaved ice at Snowbaby in Lakewood
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As these next few months of brutal triple-digit temperatures approach, staying cool means getting creative. When it's really, really hot, there's nothing more refreshing than a huge cup of fruity shaved ice.

But where does one find DFW's finest cups of fluffy shaved ice? Perhaps not surprisingly, it isn't hard to find a syrup-drenched way to cool down for just a few bucks. From Frisco to Grand Prairie, DFW is packed with great shaved ice shacks perfect for chilling out this time of year.

Whether in search of traditional, sugary cones reminiscent of childhood, Korean-style bingsu, or ice doused in artisanal syrups made with fresh fruit, these 9 purveyors of Dallas-Fort Worth’s best snow cones will hit the spot when air-conditioning alone just isn't cutting it.

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1. The Snow Cone Lady

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6427 Elm Street
Frisco, TX 75034

Folks queue up by the dozen for super-cheap (cash only!), super-delicious shaved ice from this Frisco institution; all the usual flavors are here, alongside less-common options like New Orleans-style king cake, passionfruit, and key lime.

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2. Bahama Buck's

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6033 Campbell Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248
(469) 206-0181
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Unlike other snow cone shacks where the ice can sometimes be shaved unevenly, this Texas-born chain packs mounds of perfectly fluffy snow into each cup. The flavor menu here is bigger than most, but there are options for everyone, including Dr. Pepper and classics like cherry and grape.

3. TC Shaved Ice

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503 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040

Shaved ice doesn’t have to mean boring and syrupy-sweet flavors, and TC Shaved Ice on Garland Road is proof. Mexican-influenced and savory flavors like tamarind, chamoy, and dill pickle are on offer, along with sweeter options like the Knock Out, a fruity flavor served with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream hidden beneath the perfectly shaved ice.

4. Bedford Snoball

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2201 Pipeline Rd
Bedford, TX 76022
(817) 354-9599

Open in the Midcities since 1976, Bedford Snoball serves up some of the metroplex's most uniquely flavored snow cones. Choose from flavors like red velvet, pineapple, cupcake, or Dr. Pepper, then add Sour Patch Kids, Nerds, marshmallows or (if you must) fresh fruit.

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5. Taste-e Ice

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829 N. Belt Line Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Creamy, spicy, or sour, Taste-e Ice can do it all. There are nine different shaved ice flavors that offer a taste of Mexico, including horchata and mangonada. The essential pairing for a snow cone at Taste-e Ice is a pile of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos doused in cheese.

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6. Snowbaby- Creamy Shaved Ice

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6404 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 843-1193
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Don’t expect the typical snow cone at Snowbaby. This Lakewood shop specializes in thin sheets of melt-in-the-mouth ice combined with creamy toppings. Keep it simple with vanilla or strawberry flavor, then top to your heart’s content with gluten-free cookie bits, nuts, sprinkles, fresh fruit, and more.

10455 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75231

Fluffy shaved ice blends with fresh fruit and all-natural syrups (think cucumber-lime and watermelon) await at this strip-mall snow cone favorite. Looking for something spicy? Go for the chamoyada, spiked with plenty of mango, chili powder and tangy chamoy.

8. Cocohodo Dessert Cafe

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2625 Old Denton Rd suite 340
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 242-2424
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In addition to pastries and milk teas, this Carrollton dessert shop also serves super refreshing shaved ice in flavors like green tea, coffee, and berry.

9. Ice Wizard Shaved Ice

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2155 Marsh Ln
Carrollton, TX 75006
(469) 831-6276
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Whether in search of a snow cone doused in banana, cherry cola, or horchata syrup, this Carrollton drive-thru won’t disappoint. Need an electrolyte boost? Go for the pickle flavor, which is just a big squirt of tangy pickle juice poured over ridiculously fluffy shaved ice.

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1. The Snow Cone Lady

6427 Elm Street, Frisco, TX 75034

Folks queue up by the dozen for super-cheap (cash only!), super-delicious shaved ice from this Frisco institution; all the usual flavors are here, alongside less-common options like New Orleans-style king cake, passionfruit, and key lime.

6427 Elm Street
Frisco, TX 75034

2. Bahama Buck's

6033 Campbell Rd., Dallas, TX 75248

Unlike other snow cone shacks where the ice can sometimes be shaved unevenly, this Texas-born chain packs mounds of perfectly fluffy snow into each cup. The flavor menu here is bigger than most, but there are options for everyone, including Dr. Pepper and classics like cherry and grape.

6033 Campbell Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248

3. TC Shaved Ice

503 S Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040

Shaved ice doesn’t have to mean boring and syrupy-sweet flavors, and TC Shaved Ice on Garland Road is proof. Mexican-influenced and savory flavors like tamarind, chamoy, and dill pickle are on offer, along with sweeter options like the Knock Out, a fruity flavor served with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream hidden beneath the perfectly shaved ice.

503 S Garland Ave
Garland, TX 75040

4. Bedford Snoball

2201 Pipeline Rd, Bedford, TX 76022

Open in the Midcities since 1976, Bedford Snoball serves up some of the metroplex's most uniquely flavored snow cones. Choose from flavors like red velvet, pineapple, cupcake, or Dr. Pepper, then add Sour Patch Kids, Nerds, marshmallows or (if you must) fresh fruit.

2201 Pipeline Rd
Bedford, TX 76022

5. Taste-e Ice

829 N. Belt Line Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Creamy, spicy, or sour, Taste-e Ice can do it all. There are nine different shaved ice flavors that offer a taste of Mexico, including horchata and mangonada. The essential pairing for a snow cone at Taste-e Ice is a pile of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos doused in cheese.

829 N. Belt Line Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

6. Snowbaby- Creamy Shaved Ice

6404 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214

Don’t expect the typical snow cone at Snowbaby. This Lakewood shop specializes in thin sheets of melt-in-the-mouth ice combined with creamy toppings. Keep it simple with vanilla or strawberry flavor, then top to your heart’s content with gluten-free cookie bits, nuts, sprinkles, fresh fruit, and more.

6404 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214

7. Sno

10455 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75231

Fluffy shaved ice blends with fresh fruit and all-natural syrups (think cucumber-lime and watermelon) await at this strip-mall snow cone favorite. Looking for something spicy? Go for the chamoyada, spiked with plenty of mango, chili powder and tangy chamoy.

10455 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75231

8. Cocohodo Dessert Cafe

2625 Old Denton Rd suite 340, Carrollton, TX 75007

In addition to pastries and milk teas, this Carrollton dessert shop also serves super refreshing shaved ice in flavors like green tea, coffee, and berry.

2625 Old Denton Rd suite 340
Carrollton, TX 75007

9. Ice Wizard Shaved Ice

2155 Marsh Ln, Carrollton, TX 75006

Whether in search of a snow cone doused in banana, cherry cola, or horchata syrup, this Carrollton drive-thru won’t disappoint. Need an electrolyte boost? Go for the pickle flavor, which is just a big squirt of tangy pickle juice poured over ridiculously fluffy shaved ice.

2155 Marsh Ln
Carrollton, TX 75006

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