Let’s get real. During the summer months it can seem like we are living on the face of the sun here in Las Vegas. Keeping cool in Vegas is always a challenge, but never fear, we are here to help you chill with three fantastic frozen treats you have to try!
Bruled Banana Split
You can’t beat a banana split for ice cream indulgence, and Ada’s, though not technically an ice cream parlor, provides what just might be Vegas’ best split. Start with luscious homemade vanilla, Amazonian milk chocolate and strawberry balsamic ice creams. Ada’s brings all the toppings, hot fudge, pineapple, cherries, whip cream and nuts, but then they kick it up a notch with the bananas.
The bananas are sugared and torched creating a crispy texture to go with all the creamy goodness.
If a banana split is a little too much for you, try some of Ada’s other amazing frozen flavors all made in house with fresh ingredients. The flavors change regularly to take advantage seasonal ingredients, and we highly recommend the peach ricotta, pistachio and sea salt caramel.
Luv It Frozen Custard
It’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite spot in Las Vegas, and if you visit Luv It Frozen Custard, you will see why. A Las Vegas staple since opening in a small shack on Oakey Boulevard just east of the Las Vegas Strip in 1973, Luv it has rotating flavors of Las Vegas custard with a laundry list of more than 25 toppings and 20 specialty sundaes.
Some of the specialty sundaes include the banana fudge crumble, featuring hot fudge, bananas and crushed Oreos, and the scotch jimmie with butterscotch, bananas and chocolate sprinkles.
If you are visiting for the first time, you will want the traditional and most popular Sundae, the Western. Hot fudge, caramel and salty pecans on top of your choice of frozen custard. We suggest vanilla as it is the perfect complement for the sweet and salty toppings.
Rainbow Shave Ice with Ice Cream
Being Hawaii’s unofficial ninth island means Las Vegans know great shave ice when they taste it. In Las Vegas if you need an icy treat to beat the heat you head to the Frozen Frog. With more than 65 flavors to try on their huge servings of soft shave ice there is something for everyone.
We like variety so the recommendation here is to go rainbow and mix a few flavors, to get a perfect Instagram shot.
For the ultimate upgrade ask to add a scoop of Thrifty ice cream to the bottom of your Shave Ice, and don’t forget to pick out what color of gummy frog you want on top!