Keep Cool

in Rogers

Summer heat in NWA is no joke and aside from Beaver Lake keeping locals cool there are some lovely locally owned shops that are sure to quench your needs and bring the heat down. Don’t play flavorites!


Vargas Fruteria
Explore all things cold, fresh, and fruity at Vargas Fruteria starting with hand rolled ice cream, fruit smoothies, mangonadas, aguas frescas which can be made spicy, freakshakes in unicorn, smores, cheesecake, red velvet, M&M, and so many more options available.

Cool down with Boba drinks, smoothies, milk foam drinks, coffee, milk tea, and flavored tea. Choose a base of Oolong, Black, Green, and Thai tea brewed fresh with tea leaves every day and over 14 types of toppings including regular and white boba which are also made fresh daily.


Tropical Sno Pinnacle
“Forecasting sno all summer long” in Rogers! Create your own Hawaiian-shaved ice concoction from 42 yummy flavors, 4 sugar-free flavors and 7 sugar-free concoctions, 8 toppings, and 5 Java over ice sno coffee concoctions.

The Happy Wagon
Cold, smooth, and tasty gelati is a soft serve vanilla custard alternating with layers of scooped Italian ice of your choice. Flavors are subject to change periodically and you definitely want to try them all.

Happy Wagon

La Michoacana Ice Cream Shop
If you love Mexican food, you will love their artisanal ice cream filled with fresh fruit and natural flavors. The ice cream and paletas (ice cream bars) have water and dairy based options, many containing actual fruit in them. Mangonadas (typically a spicy and icy mango drink but can sometimes be substituted with other fruits) and aguas frescas (fruit flavored waters) are their most refreshing drinks made with fresh fruits.

Susie Q. Malt Shop
Opened in 1960 and going strong as the second oldest business in Rogers serving handspun shakes, malts, sundaes, and fresh squeezed limeades. They are all made with your choice of fruit and add-ins and are a must have during hot summer months. They are open the 2nd week of February until late October.

Anime Cafe
This family owned bubble tea cafe has been serving locals since 2017. They have a great selection of iced and frozen bubble tea with fruity flavors like honeydew, coconut, and green apple to horchata, lavender, and cookies & cream with your choice of boba. They have a twisted Cherry Blossom Float that is unlike anything you have ever had. Let it be noted they also serve hot bubble tea for when you are trying to keep warm.

Anime Cafe

Bolder Coffee
Frozen coffee drinks, tea frosts, cold brews, smoothies made with real fruit, Kombucha, Italian sodas and many other favorites can be made iced. Live bold and drink Bolder!

Shave the Planet
Located in the parking lot of the Frisco Station Mall in Rogers and the parking lot of Golf Mountain Mini Golf at Fastlane Entertainment in Lowell. Check out the full menu of Shaved Ice and endless flavor options and try some of the one-of-a-kind premium Shaved Ice.

Shave the Planet

Alexander Baking Company
Alexander Baking Co. can keep you cool with their chocolate chip and oatmeal chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwiches. Other options may be available as they like to switch it up.

El Esquimal
Mouth-watering aguas frescas (fruit flavored waters), ice cream and ice cream sundaes, paletas (ice cream bars) and many other Mexican drinks and snacks.

Pineapple Bliss NWA
Delicious, refreshing, and low-calorie soft serve with a mission to cater to a variety of dietary needs including lactose-free or vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free options. The menu features their signature pineapple flavor and other rotating flavors like pistachio, cherry, raspberry, cotton candy, lime,  KETO Columbian coffee, and many others.

Pineapple Bliss

PaleterĂ­a Standard de Penjamo
Chill out with some artisanal ice cream, snow cones, shakes, and fruity drinks from this ice cream shop.

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