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If you're been to Port Aransas before, you likely know that just what you need after a hot summer day on the beach is an icy treat. You're likely familiar with the traditional ice cream spots and the snow cone stands, but did you know Port Aransas also has several more "outside the box" options?
Hold on to those tastebuds, because in Port Aransas, you can practically travel the world through ice cream!
Rolled Ice Cream
First in the lineup is rolled ice cream, also known as stir-fried ice cream in Thailand, the dessert's country of origin. After being made, the concoction is flattened by its preparer, then scraped up into delicious curls! You can top the rolls with any of your favorite toppings!
Photo Credit: Sly Customs
Floats (And Not Just Root Beer!)
Born from our very own United States of America is the float. The soda float is commonly made with dark sodas like root beer or Coca-Cola, but at MacDaddy's Family Kitchen in Port Aransas, it's really whatever "floats" your boat! MacDaddy's is known for their mouthwatering barbecue, but they also make a mean float that will perfectly cap off your meal. Choose from flavors like Coca-Cola, root beer, and orange soda!
You may have known that Coffee Waves serves the unique Italian form of ice cream that is gelato. Going be fond the simple serving, though, you can also order a gelato "affogato." The Italian word affogato translates to “drowned" or "smothered” in English, and this savory-sweet treat consists of the gelato flavor of your choice with hot espresso poured on top! At Coffee Waves, you can have your coffee and eat it too!
Watch the full process in the video below!