UPDATED May 18, 2019
We’ve hit that time of year when it seems nothing can provide enough relief from the heat. Second to air conditioning, an excellent way to distract from the sweltering weather is by enjoying a snow cone. Charming stands churning out shaved ice pop up throughout the Oklahoma City metro every summer.
Why We Love It: They don’t have a permanent location, but you can find this mobile snow slinger at popular food truck events throughout the Oklahoma City metro. The menu features shaved ice with all the traditional syrups and a wide variety of s’mores, but our favorite is the S’more Cone, a delightful combination of shaved ice and ice cream topped with chocolate drizzle and a graham cracker. Visit them at twitter.com/snowsmore to find their truck.
Multiple locations throughout the metro
Why We Love It: These snow cone stands have created a strong following by going totally over-the-top in dressing up the traditional shaved ice. Order a classic flavor and get it topped with an assortment of candy or go big and order the strawberry cheesecake shaved ice that comes topped with a strawberry and a real piece of cheesecake.
4420 S.E. 44th St., Del City; 1501 S I-35 Service Rd, Moore in the Lowe’s parking lot; 12222 W Reno Ave, Yukon
Why We Love It: For a non-traditional shaved ice treat, City Flavors boasts they’re the only place in Oklahoma City serving authentic Philadelphia Water Ice. These refreshing treats are more like Italian ice than shaved ice. The smooth treats come in a wide assortment of flavors but one of our favorites is the Sweet Tart, a delicious combination of sweet and sour ice.
1325 N. Janeway, Moore
Why We Love It: This is a favorite spot in the metro to pick up a giant snowball dripping with flavorful syrup. It’s a great place to try out one-of-a-kind flavors if you want to get away from the traditional options. Favorites include blueberry cheesecake and spearmint. Make it a real summer celebration by ordering your shaved ice in a hollowed out pineapple!
7 NW 9th St, Oklahoma City
Why We Love It: Katiebug’s has become an Oklahoma City staple for their all natural syrups in unique, rotating flavors like vanilla bean cinnamon roll and cardamom rose. In addition to having a trailer that pops up at special events throughout the metro, they’ve got a brand new permanent location in Automobile Alley, making it easier than ever to get your shaved ice fix.
[Editor’s Note: Find our list of reader recommended snow cone stands at www.metrofamilymagazine.com/snowcones.]