Five Atlanta sweets to beat the summer heat

Cool off with gelato, ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, and more
Revolution Gelato
Nekkid Espresso at Revolution Gelato

Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore

Revolution Gelato
Nekkid Espresso
Nondairy desserts are often a poor substitute for their milk-filled contemporaries, but a new treat gives vegans the creamy taste they crave. Revolution Gelato launched at Candler Park Market last July. The company’s award-winning Nekkid Espresso and the Cardamom Kiss, Orange Dream, and Triple Vanilla flavors are now available at 26 stores and restaurants in the Atlanta area.

Rreal Tacos agua fresca
Rreal Tacos

Mango agua fresca
Fresh mango juice from this Midtown taqueria makes for a tropical poolside quencher. There’s no added sugar, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking it home and spiking it with Prosecco. $3.50

Atomic Ice Cream
Atomic Ice Cream

Peanut butter ice cream sandwich
Dawn and Thomas McCulloh bring you a scoop of Honeysuckle Gelato mixed with ground peanuts that’s wedged between two Dutch chocolate cookies. Napkins are highly recommended. Available at Savi Provisions, $3.50-$4

Pop Stars
Pop Stars
Strawberry Milkshake Popsicle
Ayesha Paul created these fresh, organic pops when she was pregnant and hungering for a better icy treat. They melt fast, so don’t dillydally. Available at select Whole Foods, $2.99

Morelli's Ice Cream
Morelli’s Ice Cream
Chocolate Chimp Milkshake

If you’re screaming for ice cream, see if you can finish this 32-ounce shake made with chunks of banana, chocolate chip ice cream, and chocolate syrup. $10.80

Illustrations by Niki Fisher/The Illustration Room

This article originally appeared in our June 2016 issue.