Where To Find All The Frozen Coffee Treats In And Around Dallas.
Welcome to Unfiltered, our weekly feature that explores the Dallas coffee scene — and how it often manages to thrive in the most unusual places. Given that we live in a time when Starbucks locations are about as prevalent as the golden McDonald's arches, when new coffee shops seem to open every other week and when almost everyone uses a ChemEx to brew their coffee, we're here to show you some alternatives — for when your coffee shop routine becomes monotonous or when you're just looking for something different in your caffeine endeavors.
Experts have determined that the perfect temperature for a cup of coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees. Though we're not arguing the joys of a hot cup of fresh coffee, a near-boiling liquid isn't the most refreshing option for the dog-days of Texas summer. And while there are plenty of iced coffee options in the area, something even colder is sometimes needed to soothe that caffeine urge.
Fortunately, DFW also boasts an array of frozen coffee treats, from coffee-flavored ice creams, popsicles, milkshakes and everything in between to choose from.
As the heat index ushers in the beginning of summer, your friends here at Central Track have compiled a list of where you can get your frozen coffee fix.
Just try to avoid getting brain freeze with your caffeine buzz.
This Fort Worth-based creamery uses fresh ground coffee from resident roasters at Avoca, so there's no doubt that the coffee flavoring in its ice cream is pure.
Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream.
Anyone who's spent any considerable amount of time in Denton can tell you that this old-fashioned ice cream shop is one of the best reasons to hang around The Square. Flavors like cafe latte and cappuccino chip are just two out of almost four dozen ice creams made in house. Double down on your coffee odds by ordering a coffee float.
This trendy architecture-inspired ice cream truck serves a number of seasonal and core flavors like coffee at Klyde Warren Park most weekends, and more recently, at The Dallas Farmers Market as well. Catch them on a good day, and you'll find the upgraded coffee Oreo ice cream.
Steel City Pops.
With five locations in the Metroplex, it's not too hard to get ahold of one of Steel City's creamy coffee popsicles. Even the most miniscule effort is worth it, though.
We first got our hands on Popstar's Noble Coyote popsicle when we discovered the joys of the White Rock Local Market. Now you can find the pops at various DFW markets and grocers and at various area festivals. Plus, you can even book them for private events.
This classic hole-in-the-wall is a great place to escape to for a latte popsicle, which is made here with shots of espresso in either vanilla or mocha.
Motor Sisters Ice Cream.
The Sandberg is the perfect treat for the caffeine-fueled individual. Inspired by one of the top bosses of Facebook, it's made with a double punch of cold brew and coffee syrup.
Cow Tipping Creamery.
This Austin-import features coffee syrup, powder and a nutty concoction called “coffee soil” in its appropriately-named Up All Night shake, which comes complete with vanilla soft serve and whipped cream.
If you're looking to balance out of Liberty's auspiciously healthy burgers, an adult milkshake is the way to go. The Big Lebowski features coffee sprinkles to balance out its White Russian-inspired flavor.
You've heard us wax poetic about the magic behind the Irish coffee, but Alamo Drafthouse makes a milkshake version that you can enjoy during your favorite cult classic screening.
Featuring sprinkles of fresh coffee grounds and a nice helping of Irish cream, Twilite's take on the frozen Irish coffee is a decadent, more socially acceptable version of a speedball. Pro tip: Ask for a Jameson floater to really up the ante.
West Oak Coffee.
If you need a late-night pick-me-up, some your sweet-tooth satisfaction or both, West Oak serves a cold brew float made with Beth Marie's classic vanilla ice cream and a chocolatey toddy from the tap.
Motor Sisters Ice Cream.
You'll forget your Frosty craving after trying Motor Sister's cold brew float, which made with your choice of vanilla or chocolate soft serve. Alas, this version doesn't come with chicken nuggets that you can dunk into it.