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Jun 18

Manhattan's Coolest Sweet Treats

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 1:52 PM by Tarra Rotstein

Would it be summer if you didn’t want a refreshing sweet treat for dinner at least once a week? Manhattan is full of cool treats from ice cream to shaved ice to boba tea. Find out where you can grab summer-time sweet treat favorites below.


Tad’s Shaved Ice in the Dillions West Loop Parking lot. This small trailer packs a punch with a never-ending list of flavor combinations that boast vibrant flavors. The trailer is open 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. most weekdays and 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. Go for something sweet or go for something sour, you can’t go wrong.

 pandora rolled icecream

Pandora Rolled Ice Cream – The popular Instagram trend of rolled ice cream made its way to Manhattan and it does not disappoint. Find Pandora Rolled Ice Cream in the Aggieville district. It’s a choose your own adventure ice cream experience, from choosing add in items to toppings to what base type combinations are endless. If you get overwhelmed with too many options, they have flavor ideas for you to choose from. Open Sunday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 8 pm. and Friday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Joanna Jane Sweet Treats located at 900 N. 3rd Street has a variety of sweet treats, something to please everyone. The small store front brings lots of unique desserts from “raw” cookie dough to shaved ice to ice cream tacos they have options for you and the family. Who knew Manhattan was the home of epic ice cream tacos and the peanut butter taco – learn more about that here. Their hours are Sunday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays closed and Friday – Saturday 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.


T’Licious – located in the Manhattan Marketplace in the same plaza as Hy-Vee. They serve up fun drink options like teas, refreshers boba tea, milk tea, smoothies, slushes and more. They have a large variety of drink options and you can create custom drinks to satisfy your thirst. They are open Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Find your favorite classic places to enjoy sweet treats, like Baskin Robbins right near the Manhattan Town Center, or venture to the “ville for Cold Stone Creamery or enjoy fro-yo at Orange Leaf.


Did we miss any of your favorite places to grab a sweet treat in Manhattan? Comment below to let us know.


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