6 Places For Perfectly Cold Treats
Finding the perfect cold treat is serious business, especially this time of year. You need something that’s going to cool you off during these sweltering hot months all while satisfying your taste buds. Well, the search is over. Now, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill ice cream/smoothie shops, these are some the best places in the game that you may or may not have heard of. We’re blowing the top off the whole operation and exposing these seven hidden gems in and around North Platte where you can find delicious cold treats from smoothies to snow cones to splits—and everything in between!
1. The Fix
Offering a whopping 50+ flavors, Snowball Express makes for the ultimate shaved ice destination. With so many flavors to choose from, you can pick one or mix two together to create unlimited options. For those brave enough to face magical beasts, you can even get the ever-popular dragon’s blood! In operation from May to Aug., catch this truck on the south side of the Platte River Mall from 1–9 p.m. Overflowing with syrupy goodness and a mound of perfectly shaved ice for days, this frozen treat will cool you down in a jiffy. This is one snowball you won’t mind your friends hitting you with! Be sure to check out their Facebook page to keep up with the happenings.
For more than 30 years Cold Stone Creamery North Platte NE has been serving up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies, frappes and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients, and of course, our signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone.
Did you know Cold Stone’s ice cream is hand-crafted and made fresh in every store? It’s true! Churned from the finest ingredients and mixed with your choice of candy, cakes, fruits or nuts on a frozen granite stone we proudly serve the best tasting, super-premium, made-to-order ice cream you’ve ever had.
Cody Park Concessions is something of a local celebrity thanks to its unparalleled soft serve ice cream. They have a bunch of ice cream flavors including Dole flavors like strawberry, pineapple, lemon, mango (plus more); and novelty flavors like toasted marshmallow, butterscotch, and peanut butter—just to name a few. Flavors are always going through a rotation, so each day is an opportunity to try a new, exciting taste! What better way to beat the heat than with a generous serving of amazing soft serve right at Cody Park? Like their Facebook page to keep in the know.
5. Sno White (Sutherland)
Sno White in Sutherland stirs up a storm with their sweet treats. They have a little bit of everything, offering classic cones, old-fashioned shakes and malts, and shaved ice; as well as signature items such as flavor bursts, which have injection of flavors like black cherry, green apple, butter pecan (and more!) into your ice cream. Be sure to try their famous snow storms, which are various candy bar flavored ice cream delights. Open spring, summer and early fall. Find them located at 928 1st St. in Sutherland.
~About the Author: Lisa van Donk is a longtime North Platte resident and has completed her second year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in English. She previously served as an intern at the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau.