Once summer settles in and the heat becomes unbearable, chilling out is the only way to survive. A frozen drink morning, noon and night is the way to go. Frozen drinks are not just cocktails made for adults or syrupy sweet concoctions for kids. There’s a wide variety of frozen drinks in Cleveland, enough for everyone.
1793 Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
Want the caffeine buzz without the coffee steam and heat? Try a Phoenix Phreeze from the Phoenix Café in Coventry. It is a coffee blended with ice, cream and sugar to kick your morning up a notch. Frankly the icy cold creaminess of a Phoenix Phreeze might wake you up better than a black coffee. Try it in a variety of flavors like mocha, caramel, vanilla, coconut and more. What’s best is the frozen coffee holds up to a dollop of whipped cream too.
The Flaming Ice Cube
140 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44114
The Flaming Ice Cube, a vegan café in Cleveland and Boardman, is a hidden gem more people need to discover. More than just soy milk with your fair-trade coffee, The Flaming Ice Cube serves breakfast, dessert and caters your favorite vegan events; at home or in office. To beat the heat, try the Chiller Chai – Chai tea blended with soy milk and ice. It’s the perfect morning drink; naturally sweet, light and bright. Enjoy your Chai with a Berries ‘n Cream Panini and a hand-knitted scarf. That’s right, The Flaming Ice Cube has gifts too!
Si Senor Authentic Mexican Restaurant
27155 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH 44145
If you’re headed out to dinner this summer, stop by Si Senor Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Westlake for a frozen margarita. When the sun and heat have stressed you out, a traditional, flavored or Texana margarita (the restaurant’s specialty) will make you forget your troubles. The selection of flavors like peach, mango, raspberry and more are offered in frozen or iced varieties so there’s one to suit any palate. Pick your own tequila to make the flavor even more authentic and don’t forget to try one with chips and guacamole on the patio.
20 Main St.
Westlake, OH 44145
Michael Symon’s B Spot has been a “Best Burger in America” winner from the Sobe Burger Bash for four years now. His menu is refreshing; just burgers, brats and great big sandwiches. Pickles and all things pickled are served on the side along with a variety of awesome sauces to choose from and “grown-up” frozen milkshakes. A “grown-up” milkshake meaning alcohol is involved. Take the traditional B Spot creamy milkshake, like the chocolate espresso milkshake, and add a shot of the suggested Frangelico or Bailey’s and you have a dessert worth savoring. B Spot burgers might heat you up but the frozen milkshakes with caramelized marshmallows will definitely cool you down.
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7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103A
Cleveland, OH 44104
Kid friendly and adult friendly, the frozen fruit smoothies at Bridgeport Café in Cleveland are pure summer. Made with natural fruit and ice, these smoothies are great as a breakfast side dish or, if you add ice cream, a sweet after-dinner treat. The menu at the Bridgeport café is easy to pick from with breakfast-ready muffins, sandwiches or omelets and lunch items like panini or wraps.
Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.