A guide to ice cream, gelato and all things frozen in the Capital City

When those Louisiana temps go up, there’s only one thing to do: Ice ice, baby.

Baton Rouge has always had a snoball culture, with a slurry of colorful stands lining parking lots and street corners. But its frozen dessert collection has been on the rise in recent years, too, with new spots slinging small-batch ice cream, popsicles, soft serve, custard and more.

Here’s a tour.

Sno storm

The Meltdown Snoballs, one of Baton Rouge’s newest snoball spots, is heating up

Ice spice

Exploring Asian frozen treats like bingsu and taiyaki at Sweet Society

The inside scoop

The LSU Dairy Store’s new campus location is introducing a fresh generation of students to this best-kept secret

What’s your flavor?

Local sweet shops keep their cases stocked with small-batch ice creams and gelatos

Fresh fiesta

Get a taste of Mexico with authentic paletas at Popaletas Michoacan

Local spoonful

City Gelato’s dairy-free sorbets are crafted with Louisiana fruit

Iced out

On those balmy summer afternoons, spiked slushies are essentials on Capital City restaurant and bar menus


12 more cool-down treats

This article was originally published in the June 2024 issue of 225 Magazine.