When the sun is high and the Midwest temps go up, up, up, these Kansas City, KS delectables will help cool you down.

You may have noticed Paleterias Tropicana shops popping up around the Kansas City metro the last several years. The Kansas City community has embraced this family-owned establishment in a big way since the business moved from Chicago to KC in 2004. The Kansas City, KS location just outside of downtown, is constantly buzzing with locals and visitors looking to get their hands on the fresh Michoacán-style ice pops whose flavors range from as simple as strawberry to as out-of-the-ordinary as sweet potato. Along with this you’ll find a larger-than-life dessert menu, along with more savory options like Mexican street corn and pineapple topped hamburgers.

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Would you like fries with that shake? Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant is known for its train-themed décor and timeless diner grub, but it’s classic, thick strawberry, vanilla, chocolate or cherry milkshakes make a sweet addition to any stop at the Kansas City favorite. Local tip: Order a side of hot, crinkle cut fries to dip in your shake in for a savory/sweet mix that could very well change your life (or at least your milkshake habits from now on).


Speaking of shakes, you can find those, sundaes, freezes and more at Kaleidoscoops KCK. With more than 80 flavors available, and 36 served daily, you'll have the option of trying something new every time you stop in! 


When you’re on the hunt for chocolate and you’re craving something tried-and-true, there is probably only one name that comes to mind – Russell Stover. Russell Stovers Candies in the Village West area not only offers its classic boxed candies, but ice cream, cookies and all the chocolate-covered confectionaries you can imagine.

Or stop by and chill at the Legends Outlets Kansas City's Yogurtini, Here you'll find anywhere between 10-16 featured frozen yogurt flavors, edible cookie dough and over 65 toppings to mix and match any way you like. So go ahead, try a little of everything, or find your own favorite flavor combo!


Find more sweet spots in Kansas City, KS here.

**NOTE** Many businesses are following guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas announced effective at 5 PM on Tuesday, June 30: Individuals are required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth when in a public, indoor space (including a workplace, business, or place of worship). Exceptions include those who are deaf or hard of hearing, children younger than five years old, persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering.  Read the entire guidelines here.

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