Summers in Austin can be comically hot. Actually, the springs can, too. And the fall. Basically, there's a pretty wide swath of the year here when a refreshing frozen treat does wonders for your body temperature and general sanity, and no frozen treat packs the dual threat of nostalgia and deliciousness quite like the snow cone. Here are eight Austin stands that have your back when that craving hits.
At the corner of 45th and Burnet, this humble snow cone stand waits to serve your every shaved ice whim. Need some cookie toppings to assist that Guava flavor? Done. Feeling Sour Patch Kids? You got it. Chocolate? Definitely. Pickles? But of course! If indecision is insurmountable, spring for a house special instead. There’s the Apple Pie à la Mode, the Dirty Blonde, the Hippy Hollow, and more.