Corpus Christi Houses – NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH!

Designated as an American observance by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, July is National Ice Cream Month! Ice cream lovers across the nation get excited every year to celebrate their favorite frozen confection in fun and creative ways. Finding ice cream deals, freebies, and giveaways is a great way to enjoy more ice cream in July, but there are other ways to celebrate, too! Maybe you and your family or friends can visit a dairy or factory where ice cream is made for a tour and to learn more about how ice cream is made. Or perhaps you would like to try your hand at making your own ice cream. And then there’s the opportunity to attend or host your own ice cream social, complete with activities and experiences such as making your own creamy custom creation, eating at a banana split bar, having a sundae showdown with other guests, or simply enjoying a delicious ice cream flight tasting!

However you choose to celebrate National Ice Cream Month, it is bound to be a tasty time to remember each summer. Whether you choose to enjoy your ice cream straight from the frozen zone of your local grocery store, or you opt to take some time throughout the month to explore the local area in search of the best ice cream parlors, it is a great time to rediscover old favorites and unveil new surprises in the flavor department. You might even come across other sweet treats featuring ice cream to add to your frozen dessert repertoire.

In Texas, the sweltering summer days make ice cream a very desirable treat in general, but especially if spending time in the great outdoors on vacation. If you plan to be in the Corpus Christi area of the Texas Gulf Coast during National Ice Cream Month this year, why not check out some cool local spots where you can get the scoop while you’re there! Here is a list of five ice cream shops to visit in and around Corpus Christi…


You can find La Paletera Ice Cream & Fruit Cups in the Central City area of Corpus Christi, about a 10-minute drive from the beach at Corpus Christi Bay. The menu at La Paletera includes a wide variety of tasty things to eat and drink, including ice cream cups and waffle cones (with regular or sugar-free options), paletas (an ice pop packed with natural, fresh ingredients including real fruit juice and chunks of fruit), ice cream sundaes, raspas (also known as snow cones), and more!


Rock and Rollin Ice Cream Shop arrived on the ice cream scene in Corpus Christi in 2018 offering the very first rolled ice cream experience in the area. They make their ice cream base in-house, then spread and roll it into your order as you watch!  A variety of flavors, mix-ins, and toppings are available for you to customize your ice cream order or choose from 15 signature creations. Just 15 to 20 minutes or so from Oso Bay and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, the very popular Rock and Rollin Ice Cream Shop will satisfy your ice cream cravings right in the heart of the city.


Located at Snoopy’s Pier (a well-known restaurant serving seafood and other savory delights) and overlooking the Laguna Madre between the city and Padre Island, Scoopy’s Veranda is a cute little ice cream shop with a variety of ice cream treats on offer. From cones to cups and sundaes to signature sweet treats, you and your family can have a seat to enjoy the cold stuff or take a walk along the Padre National Seashore with your ice cream in hand.


A La Mode Gelateria is another local spot for ice cream. This dessert and snack bar located on North Padre Island is owned and operated by a duo of classically trained chefs and has been featured on the Food Network for their outstanding hand-crafted treats. Stop in for a gelato cup, waffle cone, or a sundae from the award-winning ice cream experts.


Sweet Swirl is a popular fro-yo shop located on North Padre Island. Though primarily a purveyor of frozen yogurt (and your choice of up to 45 different toppings to pile on top), Sweet Swirl also offers sorbet, ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes, and shaved ice.
As you explore your local ice cream options, you might find yourself drawn to the area so much that you also want to explore properties in the local real estate market as well. If you are interested in learning more about properties for sale in the Texas Gulf Coast area, don’t hesitate to reach out to the real estate professionals at WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is the perfect real estate agency to contact. The dedicated real estate specialists are committed to offering quality service to all their clients; they take the time to answer their questions and offer as much insight into the local market as possible. The licensed team of realtors at WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is ready and waiting to assist you as you navigate the local real estate market, whether you are interested in buying a property in Corpus Christi or the surrounding area, and whether your interest is in a new full-time residence or a vacation home. The talented and experienced team of real estate agents can help you look in Corpus Christi and beyond, throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region. If you are seeking competent real estate guidance in the Coastal Bend area of Texas, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is the real estate group for you! Visit WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses online or call them at 361-882-5588 any time, to discuss all your real estate needs.