Patch Picks: Sweet Frozen Treats to Help You Cool Off

If the pool’s not an option, and you need a little cooling off, how about a sweet summer treat from one of these six Los Altos businesses?

Nothing says summer like a cold and delicious ice cream cone, or a luscious, fruit-covered dish of frozen yogurt.

When you need a little cooling off, sometimes the right treat is the perfect answer. Here are five great places to find a sweet summer treat that will infuse your body with a shot of cold, for those days when the temperature outside is getting just a little too hot to handle.

Stay cool, and enjoy!

THE SWEET SHOP - 994 Los Altos Avenue, Los Altos

Housemade frozen yogurt, Dippin' Dots ice cream Ben and Jerry's cups, Juice Pops, and cold drinks like Boylans natural sodas. Gosh, what else can you like about this place while you blow your diet? Ah, this kid-magnet of a neighborhood hangout plows back the proceeds into Los Altos schools. In a brutal budget year like we have, you can hardly feel guilty about ordering double of everything, then.


– 2310 Homestead Road, Los Altos

Ice cream flavors as far as the eye can see—that’s what you’ll find at Carvel. And, if you’re sweet tooth needs a little extra coddling, we suggest getting that ice cream cone dipped in sweet, sweet chocolate. Carvel also offers soft-serve ice cream, smothered sundaes, ice cream cakes, and other novelty treats.


– 656 Fremont Ave. #A, Los Altos

The Los Altos Creamery is a true local treasure. The place is always packed—particularly in the summertime—because the staff is famous for its friendly service and never-fading smiles. Whatever your fancy, the Creamery has something that will satisfy it, with its varied menu of ice cream, gelato, candy and frozen yogurt. You should note—the Creamery does not accept credit cards, so be sure to visit an ATM before you come, since you surely won’t be able to resist ordering something yummy.


– 270 Main St., Los Altos

Who needs PinkBerry when you have a local gem like Miyo located right in the heart of downtown? Miyo serves up tasty frozen yogurt with a wealth of fresh and delicious toppings to choose from. Best part is, it’s located right next door to a bevy of other fun, local businesses you can visit while enjoying your treat, such as art galleries, clothing and accessory boutiques, and much more.


– 295 Main St., Los Altos

If you’re looking for something a little healthier, but just as cool and refreshing, there’s always Jamba Juice, with its thick and delicious fruit smoothies, and other tasty snacks. A Berry Fulfilling or Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up on a hot summer day can fill you up and keep you going for hours, through all the summer activities like swimming, hiking, or whatever else might be on your agenda.


– 264 State St., Los Altos

You can’t go wrong with a trip to good ol’ Baskin Robbins for a cone or dish, piled high with frosty scoops of ice cream. And, a little known fact about the Los Altos Baskin Robbins—it’s locally owned and operated, so you can still feel good about giving the local economy a little boost!


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