The best way to stay cool for summer? Enjoying a delicious ice cream cone, snow cone or frozen treat in OKC, of course!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in town to beat the heat with something cool in hand.


Perets Dessert & Coffee Bar

Perets Dessert & Coffee Bar is OKC's late night cozy coffee den. It's located in Downtown and has a laid-back, living room atmosphere. Unlike other coffee shops, it is open later in the day, from 3-11 p.m. They have small-batch ice cream and espresso drinks. Visit Perets for the best affogato in OKC.


Roxy's Ice Cream Social


Roxy's Ice Cream Social is a new take on an old classic. This retro ice cream shop specializes in extraordinary flavors, fresh-baked cookie sandwiches, floats, sundaes and more. Roxy’s offers both classic and nontraditional ice cream flavors that are made in-house daily. Stop by one of their four metro locations and don’t miss out on the pistachio and coconut ice cream! 


Katiebug's Shaved Ice and Hot Chocolate 

All right, keep the hot chocolate in mind for cooler days, but add Katiebug’s Shaved Ice to your must-try list this summer. Katiebug’s is a mother-daughter-owned and operated business that began selling their refreshing goodies out of a vintage 1958 Canned Ham Trailer turned brick-and-mortar in the heart of Automobile Alley. Katiebug’s handcrafts all their syrups for their shaved ice with 100% organic cane sugar, fresh fruits and local herbs for unique flavors – or try one of their handcrafted sodas over ice if you prefer.



Spark Flavor of the Month custard

What's better than a cold treat after a long day spent at Scissortail Park? Spark's menu offers milkshakes and some of the best custard you'll find around town. Choose from a vanilla, chocolate or "flavor of the month" base and add your choice of 15 different toppings? Want to get even more creative? Add your choice of four sauces including hot fudge, hot caramel, Nutella and strawberry. Pro tip: ask about their pup cups-- because your dog deserves to stay cool too!


Sasquatch Shaved Ice

Nothing helps you cool down in hot weather quite like a snow cone. Sasquatch Shaved Ice in the Plaza District offers over 70 flavors (with an updated menu on the way) of snow cones to mix and match to your heart’s content, including flavors with fresh-squeezed lime and cream add-ins. One of our favorite things about Sasquatch Shaved Ice? Your tasty treat gives back to the local community. The nonprofit snow cone stand provides employment opportunities to low-income youth and, in partnership with the Oklahoma Credit Union, matches dollar-for-dollar what employees save toward life-enriching opportunities like education, transportation and housing. Sasquatch Shaved Ice has expanded their impact by opening a second location in Bricktown across from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at the corner of Reno Avenue and S. Mickey Mantle Drive.


Boom Town Creamery

Boom Town Creamery Flight

Boom Town Creamery creates unforgettable, crave-able and creative ice cream using as many local ingredients as possible. The Espresso Crunch uses the Classico beans from Elemental Coffee, and Carmelita Cookie Crumble has a house-made salted bourbon caramel ribbon made with Same Old Moses bourbon. They opened their first location in Uptown 23rd District two years ago, and they now have three locations across the OKC metro. Boom Town is always creating fun collaborations with other local businesses, so be on the lookout for new releases! With 15 classic flavors to choose form and five vegan options, there's literally something for everyone! Another fun fact: everything at Boom Town is made in-house. Choosing one flavor can be hard, but Boom Town makes it easy by offering flights! 


Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store

While Braum’s Ice Cream Shop & Burger Restaurant is a chain, we are proud to boast that it originated and thrives in Oklahoma, and there will be one very close to where you are in every neighborhood.  With over 100 flavors to choose from, you can visit any of their locations and find premium and light ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen delights. Personal favorites include Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate!