As great as the months in San Diego may be, there are times when the heat is just too much to bear. Sure, you can try to escape the heat by heading to the beach, but let's face it, thousands of other people are trying to do the exact same thing. Luckily, you can avoid the traffic as well as the large beach crowds, and cool off with these treats to beat the heat in San Diego. From Ice Cream to Frozen Yogurt and Shaved Ice, cooling off has never tasted so good!
Beat the heat with a scoop of ice cream! Ice cream has that magical effect that can transport you back in time. Feel free to relive the days when all you needed was your favorite scoop of ice cream on top of a sugar cone and all your troubles vanished with each delicious lick. While there are plenty of corporate ice cream shops, we prefer the local mom and pop shops. MooTime Creamery in Coronado takes you back in time with handcrafted ice cream made from scratch. Rotating daily flavors means you'll never get bored. One lick and you'll be doing the Moo - the dance craze inspired by out of control taste buds!
With a name like shaved ice, it's got to cool you down, right?! For the uninitiated, shave ice or shaved ice is literally made by shaving off a big block of ice and topping it off with flavored, syrupy goodness that's then absorbed by the shaved ice. Shaved ice has been a favorite on Hawaii for years, and this Island favorite is spreading a cool blast of icy goodness here on the mainland, too. At Ice Blast Shaved Ice in Kearny Mesa, you can cool off with popular Island flavors such as pineapple, guava and coconut that can make you feel as if you're in the Arctic, while sunbathing in Hawaii! In South Oceanside, look for the roadside grass shack off highway 101, JR’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, serving delicious shave ice with that aloha spirit – but only when the weather’s good (it’s San Diego, so no worries.)
We get it, it's summertime and you've been carefully watching your waistline so you can flaunt your body in public, without too much embarrassment. This doesn't mean you can't beat the heat with a treat. After all, frozen yogurt is so good; you'll forget that it's the healthier alternative to ice cream. Rockie's Frozen Yogurt in Clairemont delivers a rich and flavorful one-two punch to cool you off during the next heat wave. Try the mango sorbet with a spoonful of yogurt chips and watch how fast you knock out the heat!