My favorite summer (anytime really) treat is the snow cone. How can you go wrong with finely ground ice artfully topped by your favorite syrupy concoction and possibly cream, gummy bears, NERDS, whipped cream etc? I love it all, so here are my favorite picks for Arlington snow cones, because ice consistency, shop specialties, and flavor selection mean a lot to us snow cone connoisseurs.
For some insight to my choices, I LOVE a good wedding cake, mango chamoyada with the works, pickle juice (a Texas favorite!), toasted coconut, sour peach, and sugar-free cherry (when I’m trying to be good).
1. MC Snow Cones
931 N Cooper St.
Ice rating: You can expect more frozen and solid ice with MC, good for taking your time.
Very close to the Entertainment District some might just lump it in there anyway, I really love to go here for their selection of Mexican-style snow cones. Mango chamoyada? Yes, please. Plus, they take cards!
2. Bahama Buck’s (my work guilty pleasure)
1630 E Lamar Blvd.Suite 100
Ice rating: Finely milled, and the ice consistency changes on sugar vs sugar-free ice. When I need to stick around the office which is near the Ballpark, I hop onto Lamar and head to Bahama Buck’s. A) Because they are very close to my office, B) they have an impressive array of flavors (including my favorite treat Mango Chamoyada!!) and C) Because they have a punch card program. Of course, this is a chain, so if you’re looking for something Arlington-specific, this might not be the best choice for you…but it is a yummy one. And yes, they take cards!
3. Tastee Ice Snow Cones
1808 E Park Row Dr.
Ice rating: Soft, snowy and never dry!
Having grown up in Hawaii, I am no stranger to a Hawaiian snow cone complete with ice cream down the middle. That’s why at Tastee ice, you have to get the plunge. I prefer getting peach daiquiri with the plunge, or, you guessed it: a wedding cake. This place is cash only, so bring your $1 bills. They also have the chamoyada, wink wink.
4. Snowflake Factory
1422 W Arkansas Ln.
Ice rating: A bit thicker than the others on the list, chunky for when you feel like refreshing your taste buds!
This is another tiny drive-thru walk-up style Snowflake Factory is also cash only. They have all the favorites like Cherry, Coconut, Banana, and Strawberry. They also have fan favorites like Ocean Brisk, which is coconut, piña colada, and lime mixed up. And Jamaican-Me-Crazy, which is red raspberry and piña colada.