Top Frozen Treats in Las Cruces | Local Ice Cream |

Ice cream is a sweet treat that can’t be beat! It cools you off when the weather’s hot and is too delicious to pass up. If you are looking for a sweet treat to satisfy your cravings, Las Cruces makes a great destination for even the most demanding tastes. Here are some great places to try for something sweet, cold, and delicious! 


Caliche’s Frozen Custard 

131 N. Roadrunner Parkway 

590 S. Valley Drive

Caliche’s is a small business that’s been in Las Cruces for over 20 years. Caliche’s is known for their plethora of frozen custards plus nostalgic drive-in fare. If you are looking for a rich and creamy sweet treat, this is the place to go. They offer a variety of frozen custard sundaes, shakes, and malts using chocolate and vanilla as the base flavors, and over 50 different toppings. Not only does Caliche’s have dessert ices, floats, and shakes, they also carry a large variety of flavored teas, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Bring your pup along for a free Poochie Cone! 


Cold Stone Creamery 

2821 N. Telshor Blvd. Ste 100 

At Cold Stone Creamery, the only limitation is your imagination. Variety is paramount with plenty of ice cream flavors and mix-ins to try. Cold Stone’s ice cream is smooth and creamy and can be combined with a variety of the finest ingredients and mix-ins, such as candy, chocolate, cakes, fruits, or nuts. The magic begins as employees use metal ice cream spades to blend your ice cream and mix-in choices together on the actual cold stone, a refrigerated slab of polished graniteThey also have cakes, smoothies, frappes, and shakes. 


The Paleta Bar 

2750 Mall Dr., Suite 240 

Paletas, those fruity Mexican ice pops filled with your favorite ingredients, are the perfect frozen delightThe Paleta Bar brings these popular frozen pops to Las Cruces. They make all of their authentic paletas in house. Paletas come in more than 20 flavors and are made from a variety of fruits such strawberry, mango, and banana. After you select your paleta, the fun begins by adding toppings and letting your imagination fly. The frozen pop can be dipped in your choice of chocolate: milk, white, or dark. Then, it can be covered with your choice of a dozen toppingsincluding candies, cereals, fruit, and nuts. The most popular combinations are Almond Joy, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Oreo. The Paleta Bar also offers agua frescas and nachos. 


Paleteria La Reyna Michoacana 

870 E. Madrid Ave.   

Another option for an authentic Mexican paleta is Paleteria La Reyna Michoacana, which brings paletas in a variety of fruity and flowery flavors. They also make fresh Mexican drinks (aguas frescas) and a variety of snacks such as chilindrina, nachos, and elotesYou can now enjoy their refreshing, original tastes from the comfort and safety of your car by using their drive-thru. 


PQ Treats 

2580 Don Roser Dr. 

4675 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

Who doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat from time to time? PQ Treats offers coffee, ice cream, and custom treats made just the way you like them. Discover frozen custard and delicious frozen yogurt in delightful combinations. What flavor do you like best? Vanilla? Chocolate? There are several offerings, like a raspberry cone with berries and mint, chocolate sundaes, and milk shakes. PQ Treats may technically be an ice cream shop, but they also have frozen cappuccino and ice teas to satisfy your sweet tooth.  


NM Vintage Market

2310 Avenida de Mesilla

NM Vintage Market has partnered up with NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences to bring fresh-made gelato and sorbets by-the-scoop. All of the gelatos and sorbets are made from scratch right here in Las Cruces by ACES students. Next time you are in Mesilla strolling around, be sure to stop in and grab a scoop of decadent and light gelato or sorbet. It is the perfect pitstop.  


Written and photography by Laiza Zaldivar for 

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