People always ask me why Sugar Land is named that way. Sugar Land is literally named this way because of the notorious sugar company that used to be in the area not because there’s a plethora of dessert spots! When we moved here almost 4 years ago our go to treat to cool off during hot summer days was frozen yogurt and good old air conditioner. Sugar Land has grown so much and now there are more exciting dessert options and my shameless sweet tooth has tried all of them just to report back to you!
When Direct Energy asked me to talk about how I like to cool down during these 100 degree days I immediately thought of air conditioner and all the frosty, icy treats I can get my hands on in my sweet city!
It’s been interesting to hear the weather forecaster saying we should avoid the pool or going out during the day because of how dangerously hot it gets.
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Without further ado, here’s the other places where we run to cool off (besides our home) and munch on some cold treats in Sugar Land.
Do you see a favorite one on the list?
Steel City Pops
Address: 16155 City Walk, Sugar Land
The newest addition to Sugar Land is this gourmet popsicle spot with seasonal flavors and indulgent options to dredge, dust or sprinkle your popsicle and customize it as you please! Even though it’s a franchise from the Steel City of Pittsburg, they thrive on using local ingredients to create exciting flavors like my favorite one: the Cucumber Lime which I like to sprinkle with cayenne and salt.
Address: 1871 University Blvd, Ste 130, Sugar Land
This super cute and cozy acai bowl stop has quickly expanded their menu to include savory healthy options but the acai bowl is always my favorite. I choose the “Build Your Own Bowl” and add walnuts, shredded coconuts, dark chocolate, honey and granola. It’s great as a refreshing snack, healthy breakfast or to refuel after a workout.
photography by Arzu Vargas Photography
Address: 18318 University Blvd, Sugar Land
This place caught my attention because the name of the placed means “cold” in Spanish. This gourmet popsicle stop is the first one that opened around the area and has some of the most indulgent flavors around like Raspberry Cheesecake or their seasonal Strawberry Mango. They have vegan and natural selection of pops so even your healthiest friend will be able to find a guilt-free treat here.
Address: 13533 University Blvd #200 Sugar Land
This has become the go-to pace for sweet and savory crepes and coffee in Sugar Land. Even though I enjoy their crepes, gelato and hot coffee all I want to cool off on these summer days are their tropically-flavored smoothies and iced-coffees. I personally love that they have sugar-free syrups for most of the drinks or I can ask for half a pump in my iced vanilla latte if you want to cut back on the sugar. They are so close to my house I must intentionally not drive by them or I would indulge in one of their cool treats every day. We’ve been there multiple times and have consistently experienced great food and drinks but beware, you will make a line to order on the weekends because this place is pretty popular and conveniently open late.
Address: 15940 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land
Ice-cream is that one cold treat I think will never go out of style because it’s sooo good and such a nostalgic dessert, at least it is for me and I keep coming back for it! This Maggie Moo’s colorful and cozy location has been in Sugar Land for 24 years (wow!) and they serve the best homemade ice-cream. They have an endless variety of ice-cream flavors and toppings which makes it so hard to choose. Interesting fact: they only employ high-school students from the Sugar Land area to work at this location. How awesome is that?
I hope you check out any of these locations next time you’re in Sugar Land and are craving a cold treat. Don’t forget to check out Direct Energy’s summer offer for free power on the weekends too (aka all the air conditioning possible!).
Tell me, how do you cool off in the summer?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.