Cold treats to beat the heat

Explore 12 local spots with legendairy cold treats.

The Vaco Loco Sundae from 10th Muse

Don’t sleep on the Vaco Loco Sundae from 10th Muse.

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With temperatures approaching 90 degrees at the end of this week, what better way to cool off than with a frozen treat? We’ve rounded up 12 spots offering delectable sweets to help you chill out.

🍦 Ice cream

10th Muse Comfort Foods | 1475 Patton Ave.
The drive-thru spot offers Instagram-worthy specialty sundaes and shakes.

The Freeze | 1091 Patton Ave.
The classic shop serves up soft serve cones, shakes, sundaes, and more.

Gospel Ice Cream | Pickup at RAD Farmers Market or Asheville City Market
Get your hands on unique pints — like panna cotta and tahini-date — with new flavors released each month. Stay up to date on drops via its newsletter.

The Hop Ice Cream | Various locations
Enjoy classic dairy and vegan options at any of the shop’s five locations — plus, grab a cup for your pup.

Ultimate Ice Cream | 1070 Tunnel Rd, 195 Charlotte St.
Grab a scoop of its Flavor of the Month, with a portion of sales benefiting a new non-profit each month.

Sunshine Sammies

Does it get any better than ice cream and cookies?

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Sunshine Sammies | 99 S. Lexington Ave.
Feed your inner child with ice cream treats made with locally sourced ingredients.

❄️ Popsicles + gelato

Buggy Pops | Various market pop-ups
Treat yourself to a gourmet ice pop with flavors like coconut matcha, key lime pie, and blueberry lemonade.

Sam’s Pop Shop | Various market pop-ups
The “starry night” pop is a shining star on the menu, complete with edible glitter.

Sugar and Snow Gelato | 99 Riverside Dr.
Don’t let the heat stop you from taking a walk down the Wilma Dykeman Greenway — grab a scoop and be on your merry way.

🥤 Chilly drinks

A Ci-Tea | 2 Hendersonville Rd. A4
Sip on one of the many bubble tea options from this brand-new cafe.

Sweeten Creek Coffee | 330 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Get your caffeine fix with a frozen espresso drink or spare yourself the jitters with a hot chocolate freeze.

Anoche | 176 Clingman Ave.
Folks ages 21+ can cool off and catch a buzz with a frozen Paloma or margarita.

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