3 Sweet Bolivar Peninsula Ice Cream Spots

Indulge Your Sweet Tooth with Our Favorite Bolivar Peninsula Ice Cream Experiences

When you’re visiting Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, amidst the sun, sea, and sand, there’s no better way to beat the heat and satisfy your sweet tooth than with a delicious scoop of ice cream. Bolivar Peninsula may be known for its pristine beaches and charming coastal communities, but it also boasts some hidden gems, including our favorite ice cream spots.

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In this blog post, we’ll explore the best places to get a scoop of Bolivar Peninsula ice cream.

1. Frio Loco

1354 Hwy 87

Bolivar Peninsula, TX 

Frio Loco has been a Crystal Beach tradition for shaved ice since 2014… and it a must visit! This charming little shop is a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth. While they offer a wide range of treats, from ice cream to shaved ice and frappes.

Step right up to the food trailer, and you’ll be greeted by a full selection of tropical flavors. Local and vacationers alike rave about the quality of the Frio Loco shaved ice experience and the customer service. Enjoy your treat (or one of the sandwiches and kettle chips) at one of the outdoor picnic tables or take it to go.

2. Rita’s & Cream

1945 Hwy 87

Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Where else are you going to be able to order a margarita and ice cream? This unique Bolivar Peninsula ice cream institution also offers a wide array of daiquiris, sandwiches, and sno cones. Get a waffle cone filled with your favorite hand-dipped flavors or order the perfect milkshake. For anyone 21 and over, you can order from a wide selection of sweet and sour adult frozen beverages.

Feel free to pull up a chair at one of their indoor tables or at their limited outdoor seating.

3. Cordray Drug Store – Rolled Ice Cream

3827 Avenue L

Galveston, TX

If you happen to be spending the day sightseeing or recreating in Galveston, be sure to check out Cordray Drug Store for the ultimate in ice cream. It is a choose your own adventure, ice cream edition. Select which kind of ice cream you want and choose all your toppings. They also serve sundaes and floats!

There is shaded outdoor seating and several family-friendly outdoor games. Don’t forget to snap a vacation selfie in front of their mural or their neon sign!


When it comes to finding the best Bolivar Peninsula ice cream, you have several delightful options to choose from. Whether you’re in Crystal Beach or beyond, there’s an ice cream spot waiting to satisfy your cravings just minutes away from your vacation rental. So, as you soak up the sun and enjoy the coastal beauty of Bolivar Peninsula, don’t forget to treat yourself to a scoop or a slurp of your favorite ice cream, milkshake, shaved ice, or adult beverage flavor. It’s the sweetest way to make your beach vacation even more memorable.

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