If Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off of summer, and summer memories include ice cream, sundaes, shakes and other icy treats we thought it was time to round up our annual list of our favorite sweet ways to cool down. Get ready for jawdropping treats- smiles and tons of 'gram worthy photos.
Melon Bingsu: Delicious shaved ice with flavor from top to bottom. Topped with melon slices, a melon ice pop, and a side of condensed milk to drizzle on top. There's tons of other flavors as well making it the perfect icy summer treat to share with friends or family. (Cafe Leah, 225 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ, (201) 585-0020)
Lemon & Yuzu Cotton Candy Iced Tea: Another pretty treat from Cafe Leah. This refreshing iced tea comes with a cloud of cotton candy on top! (Cafe Leah, 225 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ, (201) 585-0020)
Chocolate Nut Party Crepe: A great dessert to grab and go. This crepe is a chocolate lover's dream with chocolate almonds, chocolate truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate Pocky Sticks, and a bunch of other "bonus" ingredients that will have you coming back for more. (T-swirl Crepe, 244 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ, (201) 363-8838)
Black Milk & Green Tea Bubble Tea: What do we love more than Boba Tea? Boba Tea in Mason Jars! This charming cafe is the perfect sitdown spot to cool down on a hot afternoon.(The Tea Bar, 1636 Palisade Ave, Fort Lee, NJ, (201) 944-0858)
"Crazy Shakes": Over-the-top mega shakes for when you are hungry to chow down. Rich and creamy shakes with tons of topping for you to munch on, plus so many other flavors. Wear leggings and bring your sweet tooth. (Benny's Bakery & Ice Cream Shoppe, 11-8 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ, (201) 773-9599)
"Kudoccino": Try one of these and you'll never go back to your regular Starbucks Frappacino again. (Kudo Society, 138 W Central Blvd, Palisades Park, NJ, (201) 242-0001)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overload Milkshake: Cookie Monsters here's where to go: Think one shake dressed with chocolate chip cookies, a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, and even a cookies and cream Hershey bar. And they keep it exciting with new weekly flavors so check back. (Brownstone Pancake Factory, 860 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ, (201) 945-4800)