There’s not much that beats the taste of a cold treat on a hot summer’s day. You are probably wondering where one would find such delicious cold treats, and that’s where we come in. We have done all of the calorie-filled legwork for you (you’re welcome!), all you have to do now is go try what we have found to be some of the best ice cream, milkshakes, and shaved ice in Overland Park.


The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Here’s the (double) scoop…


Popculture -- This isn't your regular caramel, cinnamon, or cheddar popcorn. Popculture is your place for popcorn flavors like Dr. Pepper, Coconut, Grape, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Buffalo Wings, Confetti, and Puppy Chow. There are endless flavors to taste test before you buy! And for the little ones that can't quite chew popcorn, there is also ice cream available. 


Tad’s - Tad’s offers over 100 flavors of shaved ice at a fun, walk-up shack. Enjoy a refreshing cold treat while you soak up the hot sun. Don’t let the flavors frighten you; Tiger’s Blood is to die for. (No tigers were harmed in the making of this treat.) Shaved ice is the cherry on top of a fun summer night!


I Am Frozen Dessert Cafe – Go for the shaved ice cream and stay for the honey toast. If you haven't had honey toast before stop reading right now and head the I Am Frozen Dessert Cafe right now. There is no other description for this other than life changing.


Strang Hall -- If you're craving a milkshake, Minglewood at Strang Hall offers rotating milkshake flavors and they're served in an old-fashioned milkshake glass that are big enough for two. They're topped with whip cream and the perfect cherry on top.


The Golden Scoop -- This holds the spot for the friendliest ice cream place in town. The Golden Scoop offers homemade ice cream flavors that are dreamed up by their employees. The employees at The Golden Scoop are individuals with developmental disabilities. We promise you leave with ice cream and a smile.


Sweet Caroline's - If you are in South Overland Park, you won't want to miss stopping by this local gem for all of your sweet tooth needs including: hand dipped chocolate treats and fudge, plus lots of candy and Sylas and Maddie's ice cream.


The Paleta Bar - Paletas are Spanish for ICE POPS. Handmade daily using finest ingredients to create our fruit base from fruits and cream base using sweet cream and milk. Explore the Possibilities of DIP, HALF DIP, even drizzle, and then take a BITE, PACE yourself. Our mouthwatering Paletas are enhanced to please local Taste a and is a real Temptation.


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