Cool off during this summer with locally-sourced sweet treats from the bustling Beale Street to quiet country roads.
(Credit: Jerry's Sno Cones)
From mid-morning to mid-evening, summertime visitors expect to pull up to a legendary line winding ‘round the fluorescent pink sno cone stand on a Memphis neighborhood corner. The consistent crowd is remarkable, though it speaks volumes of the quality and pure satisfaction of syrup-heavy flavored ice. The popular "supreme" differentiator adds a swirl of soft-serve yogurt atop the sno cone.
(Credit: A. Schwab's General Store)
In the heart of Downtown Memphis' Beale Street boasts the famous A. Schwab's General Store and soda fountain. Beyond the ingenious knick-knacks and historical treasures throughout the two-story shop, the in-house crafted sodas, floats and ice cream sundaes are the ultimate draw during hot summer days. Take a step back in time with a cold glass of root beer and vanilla cream, Elvis music in the background, and tourists trotting throughout.
The first handcrafted, specialty popsicle—dubbed a Mempop—was first sold in a renovated, retro blue mail truck one year ago; and now, the local business' multiple ice pop trucks and carts collectively sell thousands of frozen flavors a day. All-natural flavors change frequently, typically dependent upon the season; and at the East Memphis brick-and-mortar location, a chocolate-dipped ice pop add-on pleases customers with an extra sweet tooth.
FLIPPEN' FRUIT FARM
Troy, Tennessee's fruit pies fetch freshly-picked berries, peaches and cherries for mouth-watering desserts. Take one home to heat and top with vanilla bean ice cream a la mode, or enjoy a buttery bite on the spot if your taste buds cannot wait any longer!