Today we checked out yet another spot in Austin that I had never been to before. We drive up and down South Lamar enough, so I figured it was only a matter of time before we pulled over and tried the Frigid Frog Shaved Ice truck that always caught my eye.
So here’s something about me. I hang out almost exclusively with boys (my boyfriend Scott and my brother Tom run my world, especially in summer) and I like to torture them with my girly self. I talk to them about the differences between Urban Decay’s Naked palette and Naked 2 palette. I point out outfits that I like on other girls and we talk about why. One thing that they get tired of are my games- like, if you could have any fro yo flavor right now what would it be? Give me a top 5!
They don’t like those games.
But I love them! So on the way over to Frigid Frog, I ask the boys what flavors they are going to get. They roll their eyes and humor me, just barely.
“I want wedding cake or cotton candy,” I say. “What about you?”
“Tiger’s blood,” Tom says.
I steam roll past this sarcasm. Fine, Charlie Sheen of the backseat.
We arrive and park behind the Frigid Frog and Taco Baby trucks in the 99 degree heat, perfect ice and syrup weather. The Frigid Frog doesn’t use high fructose corn syrup in their shaved ices, which is the only reason that we went there. I love supporting places that align with my food morals.
Well. We check out the menu board, and Tom and Scott proceed to order two cups of THEIR MOST POPULAR FLAVOR: Tiger’s Blood.
I got a Barbie, which was a MIX of Cotton Candy and Wedding Cake. Our little buddy Hayden, the one giving us bunny ears in the pic below, and along for the ride today, got Bevo, which was the burnt orange concoction of Orange Creamsicle and Vanilla. I couldn’t believe that they had the two flavors I wanted in one premade flavor, and hot pink to boot.
More than that, I can’t believe they had Tiger’s Blood. This city really is weird. Apparently it was a mix of watermelon, strawberry, and cherry. Still. This is the problem with hanging out with boys. Who would want to eat something Tiger’s Blood flavored?
The shaved ice was perfect- “Everything I always wished snow cones were,” said Scott. They even had enough syrup for me, and that was always my big complaint with shave ice in Hawaii. I LOVED this place and can’t wait to go back and try the 20 other flavors that looked good today!
The only thing I didn’t like was the extreme sugar high we all- especially Hayden- experienced after shooting back 8 ounces of pure delicious syrup. ZZZZZZZZZT!