It may be called the “sweet summertime” but it is also one hot place in Houston when it comes to frozen drinks. Chill out this summer with these top five frozen drinks in Houston, Texas.
Under the Volcano
2349 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

(713) 526-5282

There’s no hotter place in Houston for cold, frozen drinks than Under the Volcano. There are no high heels or dressing up needed to beat the heat in this air-conditioned bar or on the outdoor covered patio. Frozen and fresh is the way that they do things at Under the Volcano with two of the bar’s most popular frozen beverages being the Frozen Screwdriver and the Frozen Cuban Libre. Drink feature fresh fruit, cut and squeezed to get the best possible flavor for any beverage. Don’t drink the Frozen Screwdriver too fast, as you may get more than brain freeze. Personalize your Screwdriver with flavorings, whipped cream and even a cherry. While you are there, don’t miss out on the fun and funky atmosphere or the deliciously prepared specialty steak night or ribs.

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239

There’s nothing “backstreet” about the Backstreet Cafe with elegant dining for every meal from brunch to dinner. It also has one of the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen beverages in Houston, Texas. Frozen milkshakes infused with wine or beer are among the most popular frozen drinks in Houston and Backstreet Cafe won’t disappoint. Select from the Stout Shake created with the restaurant’s very own homemade ice creams (chicory and chocolate), Nutella, coffee and Conroe-based Southern Star Brewery’s Buried Hatchet Stout. The 40-Year-Old Milkshake is created for the wine lovers using sherry (1979 Toro Albala Pedro Ximenez), restaurant-created mascarpone ice cream, Texas honey and vanilla bean, and topped with bruleed fig. Frozen, fruity and available in both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, the Pineapple Express is made with pineapple caramelized in rum with pink peppercorn ice cream and coconut milk.  

El Pueblito Patio
1423 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 520-6635

You don’t need to be on a cruise ship or in another country to enjoy a frozen, fruity beverage out of a pineapple or even a watermelon. Indoor and outdoor seating, cabanas and fajitas are just a few of the extras you get when you head to El Pueblito Patio for the Limerita. Other frozen favorites include frozen daiquiris in a variety of flavors and the Pinaritas. 

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Shri Balaji Bhavan
5655 Hillcroft St. 
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 783-1126

Family owned and operated, Shri Balaji Bhavan has been named one of Houston’s best Indian and best vegetarian restaurants more than once by Houston Press. Authentic and delicious are two words most often used to describe this South Indian specialty restaurant. But the food is not all it is known for; cool off that spicy dosa with a creamy, cold lassi, particularly the mango lassi. 

307 Fairview St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1099

Made fresh every day, Boheme serves up one of the best frozen drinks in Houston, the Frozen Mojito. Think fresh mint and lime, perfectly muddled. Of course, there are a number of other speciality items from hummus to pizza. Look for daily happy hour specials and the fun-filled atmosphere on the patio. 

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at