St. Louis Eats: Ice cream and frozen yogurt provide year-round summer flavor

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Nothing brings back the taste of summer like ice cream and frozen yogurt do. Fortunately, the St. Louis area caters to ice cream lovers on a year-round basis. Here are just a few of many options around town, including two within walking distance of campus.

The Flying Cow

3331 Locust St.

Price: 42 cents per ounce

With a clean shop, 30 diverse toppings and 12 different flavors, there is no cooler ice cream parlor so close to Saint Louis University than The Flying Cow. Located on Locust Street, The Flying Cow is a five-minute walk from campus. In addition, it is a relatively new place that opened this past summer. “Though we are new here with business, we promise at Flying Cow you can enjoy a healthy snack that you can customize yourself,” Manager Zack Smith said. That’s right, The Flying Cow is a unique self-serve frozen yogurt destination where the possibilities for tasty treats are endless. Currently, The Flying Cow is offering coupons for 10 percent off purchases for SLU students, and with every nine cups of their frozen yogurt, one cup can be purchased for free.

FroYo: Premium Frozen Yogurt

4663 Maryland Ave., within walking distance of campuS

6329 Delmar Blvd., in the Delmar Loop

Price: 40 cents per ounce

FroYo’s frozen yogurt is loaded with vitamins, minerals and active cultured probiotics. There are 10 different flavors of low-fat frozen yogurt, offering a strong defense for those who are not yet ready to say goodbye to summer. Armed with a bowl of colorful frozen yogurt, customers should pay attention to FroYo’s toppings bar. Customers can choose from freshly cut fruit, nuts, cookie dough, real brownies, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and sprinkles to decorate the “base.”

Lancia

14844 Clayton Rd.

Price: 40 cents per ounce

Lancia is an ice cream shop famous not only for its frozen yogurt, but also for its cold drinks.The shop offers approximately 40 different types of frozen yogurt, including Amaretto, Tutti Frutti, butter pecan, Dutch apple pie and many fresh fruit flavors. Lancia also boasts a team of extremely friendly employees.
Customers are welcome to try sample after sample before they settle on a certain one.

The Fountain on Locust

3037 Locust St., within walking distance of campus

Price: Approximately $7 per desert

The Fountain is said to be one of the most handsome ice cream spots in St. Louis City. The restaurant’s interior decoration is particularly “cool,” not just because of its signature ice cream, but also because of the beautiful, hand-painted Art Deco interior. Home of the ice cream martini, every desert at the Fountain is handcrafted to look exactly like the pictures on the menu. With homemade ice cream sauces, chocolates, ice cream martinis, champaign floats and a variety of signature cocktails, everything asserts The Fountain’s sincerity for food.

Crown Candy Kitchen

1401 St. Louis Ave.

Price: $2.50 for a one-scoop cone/cup, $3.85 for a two-scoop cone/cup

Crown Candy has been owned by the Karandzieff family since 1913, and is now living in a charming relic.Upon stepping in the restaurant, the first thing that may surprise a customer might be the old-fashioned and comfortable, retro atmosphere, complete with the hand-painted wooden structure and vintage Coca-Cola trays.Taking a sip of the inch-thick Lover’s Delight, or a strawberry-pineapple-marshmallow-sauced French sundae, layered with toasted cashews and chocolate sprinkles, is an adventure for your taste buds. The Crown Candy Kitchen’s turtle sundae may be the most remarkable, cloaked in silken vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, and covered with caramel sauce and buttered, toasted pecans.Everything is served in a soda fountain glass, soaking your heart into the sweet, old-fashioned atmosphere.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard

6726 Chippewa Ave.

Price: $5 for a concrete, $4 for a sundae

Ted Drewes offers customers a different way to indulge a sweet tooth, escaping the common sticky, melting ice cream. Since 1930, Ted Drewes has served St. Louisans with its signature concrete, served upside down. Every evening, the store will gather lines growing to the edge of Chippewa Street, but that does not mean customers cannot get custard as soon as possible. The staff operates seven windows so that the lines move quickly.