Local Summer Treats to Keep You Cool
Oodles’ tasty yogurt varieties are made with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and are as nutritious as they are delicious, helping you get your daily dose of active probiotic cultures. Oodles’ fantastic array of fresh yogurts are low in calories and fat and high in protein. Just add some fresh fruit on top and enjoy your dessert, guilt-free.
3430 Tully Rd., Ste. #42, Modesto
If you haven’t tried Italian Ice, you haven’t lived. It’s a smooth, icy treat made with real fruit and served fresh. Rita’s also has an array of other delights, like their Custard Cookie Sandwiches, featuring frozen custard sandwiched between OREO® Cookie Wafers or chocolate chip cookies; Frozen Custard Cakes like the Mango Gelati Cake, Cookies n Cream Blendini Cake, or a completely custom creation; Frozen Drinks; Milk Shakes; Blendinis, a creamy, crunchy gift to yourself on a hot day; Misto, a blend of your favorite Italian Ice and custard; Gelati, a layering of Italian Ice and custard; Sundaes; Frozen Custard; and Cream Ice.
2001 Mchenry Ave., Modesto
Some of the best mangonada finds its home in Paletalandia. Mangonadas are prepared with mango sorbet, chunks of fresh mango, chamoy–a Mexican savory sauce made from pickled fruit that’s salty, sweet, and spicy–lime, salt, chile powder, and a tamarindo stick–a straw wrapped in tamarind candy. But it’s not just the mangonada that’s to die for: try their 28 flavors of homemade Mexican ice cream, their waffles, or their “Adriana’s Cup,” which features strawberries, bananas, Grandma’s Secret Recipe cream, raisins, granola, and Mexican Maria Cookies.
537 N Golden State Blvd., Turlock
Oak Barrel Ice & Creamery
At Oak Barrel Ice & Creamery, it’s about more than just the delicious, gourmet ice cream and sorbet made from locally-sourced fresh ingredients. They make it about the experience of walking into the cozy shop and taking in the original artwork on the wall. Or about sampling their delicious flavors. Indulge in their creamy Caramel Crunch, rich Dark Chocolate, or their luscious Browning Chocolate Chunk. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget to try their hand-crafted ice cream this summer.
197 S Golden State Blvd., Turlock
When it comes to frozen yogurt, Yogolicious is a premium self-serve shop that boasts 14 quality flavors and over 70 toppings. No matter what your taste, you can probably mix it up in a brightly-colored cup at Yogolicious. They have a whole section of the wall dedicated to tipping varieties of all kinds–fruits, nuts, cereals, candies, and more. Jonesing a custom cup of creamy goodness? Stop in today and “Create Your Masterpiece!”
Pura Vida aims to “bring the islands a whole lot closer.” True Hawaiian Shave Ice, better known as Shaved Ice around here, is a fat-free, gluten-free treat with endless possibility and over 50 flavors to choose from. You can even add ice cream to the center—it just may change your whole summer. Pura Vida is also a full-service espresso bar and includes Real Fruit Smoothies, blended “Puraccino”s, Espresso Javalances, Red Bull Infusions, Old Fashioned Root Beer Floats, Organic Loose Leaf Tea, and fresh Homemade Kettle Corn.
Ste. A1, Modesto
“Crazy” isn’t an exaggeration–stop in for some of the boldest, freshest, and most unique flavors in town. You can play it safe with the smoothies, sorbet, and fresh fruit cups, or go bold with the Tostilokos, a customer favorite. And how could you turn down a bag of Tostitos topped with cucumber, pork rinds, jicama, crunchy peanuts, and tamarind candy topped with lime juice, hot sauce, and salt? Let’s not forget the dash of Clamato. And while you’re venturing outside the box, you might try the cold, sweet, and spicy specialty of the house: the mangonada.
3020 Floyd Ave #203, Modesto
The Ice Cream Company
Modesto got a whole lot more creamy and delicious when The Ice Cream Company first opening its doors in 1979. For over 30 years, they’ve been making the creamiest handcrafted ice cream with fresh, quality ingredients. Every creation from their fountain is prepared with generous portions of the homemade treat. They stock decadent flavors like Butter Brickle, Strawberry, and Swiss Chip Orange, and use them in sundaes like their Candy Bar Crazy and Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge.
2401 E. Orangeburg Ave. #250, Modesto
Best described as “swirlicously nutritious,” Yogurt Mill has been swirling yogurt since 1984, using only the best and freshest ingredients. And for added convenience, your favorite mixes can usually be blended up into a shake. Yogurt Mill gladly takes requests at [email protected], but they make sure to offer as much as they can. They have Heavenly Vanilla, Chocolate Vanilla Swirl, Chocolate Obsession, Double Cheesecake, Cherry Cheesecake, Cherry Amaretto, Cookies N Cream, Red Velvet Cookie Crunch, Red Velvet Cake, Salted Caramel Pretzel, Peanut Butter Pretzel, Peanut Butter Dream, Vanilla Custard, Lemon Pudding, Guava Pear Tart, and Berry Pear Tart. They keep their Facebook page updated with potential shortages or changes in the menu. Need all the flavor, but none of the sugar? They happen to carry Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Wild Strawberry, all in sugar free. Not to mention, their Berry Berry and Lemon Squeeze are dairy-free.
2509 Oakdale Rd., Modesto
2591 Geer Rd., Turlock