Summer is heating up in Albuquerque, with temperatures hovering around 100 deg this week. If you’re looking for a way to stay cool and give the kids a fun diversion, Albuquerque has a great variety of restaurants that serve a vast array of cold treats, from locally made ice cream, creamy milkshakes, gelato, to frozen custard. Visiting these restaurants is also a great way to support our local economy.
Here are some of the best places to find a cool treat in Albuquerque.
Keep your cool with a Caribbean vibe, with umbrellas in your drink, shaved ice, and Island smoothies.
You can’t go wrong with the classic Baskin Robins lineup of 31 flavors. Or go for an ice cream shake or smoothie, a waffle cone, or classic sundae. With 9 locations, there’s a store near you.
ChocGlitz & Cream
10660 Unser Blvd NW d, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Located on Albuquerque’s westside, ChocGlitz & Gream not only has 12 rotating flavors of ice cream, but they also specialize in other sweet treats like caramel apples and fudge.
With 5 locations in Albuquerque, you won’t be far from being able to create your own ice cream masterpiece, with ice cream and add-ins of your choice. Or you can choose from Coldstone’s signature creations, with the perfect mix of ice cream, fruit, and candy.
This American classic has been serving delicious frozen treats in Albuquerque for decades and is home to the famous Blizzard. With 11 locations in Albuquerque, there’s a Dairy Queen near you.
This original incarnation of ice cream features flash frozen ice cream in small “dots.”
Egg and Ice
6600 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Home of the “Egg Puffle”, a sundae surrounded by a waffle-like puff cone. They also serve cold espresso drinks and shaved ice creations.
111 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
If you want fresh ice cream made from local ingredients on site, then check out El Cotorro. They have five signature flavors and a handful of rotating flavors. They also offer flavored cones, such as biscochito and churro ice cream sandwiches.
Keep cool and safe this summer in Albuquerque!
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