It was a stifling, sultry day in Houma, Louisiana, when Dave (aka "Seprock") tasted his first snoball—a New Orleans–style frozen treat of soft shaved ice drenched in sweet syrup. Dazzled by its delicate texture and rich flavor, Dave became determined to bring the treat back to his hometown. With his wife's blessing, he eventually opened his own snoball shop in a cheerful plaza in Hunter's Creek.
Today, Seprock’s Snow is a kaleidoscope of color. Bright walls surround vibrantly decorated tables, and servers adorn icy snoballs with a rainbow of fruity syrups. Dave and his staff also stuff their treats full of creamy ice cream to add an extra dimension of goodness and help patrons sneak dairy past airport security. For colder days, they supplement their frozen treats and wash customers' tongues clean of their red, blue, and green color with steaming coffee, hot cocoa, and apple cider.
Dixie Belle's early morning menu clears cobwebs from the crannies of sleepy appetites with generous portions of protein-packed morning egg combinations ($3.25–$6.99), three-egg omelettes ($4.29–$7.25), early bird egg, biscuit, and potato platters ($1.99), and home-style house specialties. Wake up your sensory makeup with a South of the Border omelette, stuffed with sausage, cheese, tomato, and onion and folded in a flour tortilla with salsa ($6.99), or sink your fork's sweet little teeth into three pieces of french toast ($3.99) or three pancakes ($3.99). When the breakfast bell starts to come down with the midday droopies, get your hands on some handheld lunch grub, such as a hamburger on a grilled bun with home fries ($6.50), a country-fried steak sandwich on a grilled bun with home fries ($5.99), or egg salad and bacon on toast ($3.50).
Ben & Jerry’s shops offer a variety of frozen concoctions, from classic triple scoops ($4–5), sundaes ($5–7), and milk shakes ($5–7) to fair-trade-certified coffee drinks. Swirl spoons around scoops of the famous original flavors at Ben & Jerry’s, such as Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Therapy, Milk & Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and New York Super Fudge Chunk. Every flavor of ice cream can also be cocooned in the crispy blanket of a waffle cone or transformed into a thick, sippable milk shake, and low-fat, fat-free, and dairy-free flavors are also available for the figure-conscious or those still suffering from butterfat-related night terrors.
12 flavors of non-fat frozen yogurt swirl in their dispensers at Swirl Frozen Yogurt Bar. Patrons layer whorls of the creamy, cold treat into cups before sprinkling on chocolate candy, crispy cereal, and dozens of other toppings. Calcium and probiotics make each bite healthy as well as delicious.
Delish New York Bakery, deemed the wellspring of Orlando’s best cupcakes by City’s Best, infuses desserts with East Coast flair and bakes them in-house daily. Touch tongues to familiar vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, fill a picnic basket with the buttermilk spice rendition, or put a red-velvet cupcake in a terra cotta pot and water it twice a week. The remaining flavors in the sampler include marble, lemon, cappuccino, New Yorker in paradise, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate coconut, raspberry-filled, and cookies and cream.
Although Pinkberry boasts more than 170 locations across four continents, every store demonstrates a similar commitment to re-creating the same highly guarded recipe. Beginning with nonfat, hormone-free milk, the frozen-yogurt artisans incorporate live and active cultures into the mixture, creating a frosty kosher treat with a pleasant yet natural tang. This original yogurt is always available, but staffers also concoct new seasonal flavors throughout the year. Additionally, they allow customers to accessorize the tightly swirled servings of yogurt by adding gourmet toppings from the selection of more than 30 possibilities, which includes natural honey-almond granola and italian caramel as well as seasonal fruits, which are cut fresh every day.