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Summer Delectables — Cool Treats in Santa Clara

Summer is usually a time of adventure, why not extend that notion to your taste buds? Santa Clara has delectable options to keep you cool and, hopefully, you find something new to love.

Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos started out as a food truck but recently put down roots in Santa Clara. They have a wide variety of ice cream flavors — some vegan — that can be ordered by the scoop or piled into a waffle taco shell and hardened with liquid nitrogen. Spice things up with a dip and toppings for a new experience every time. They’re located at their new location at 2905 Park Ave., Santa Clara.

Need something with an energy kick? The iced coffee options at City Lights Expresso in Franklin Mall are go-tos. They have some summer flavors like Horchatta Latte that are delicious iced or hot. Their cozy location is also ideal for meeting friends for lunch or bring your laptop or a book for some me time. Stop by their café at 1171 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara.

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Boba drinks are the star of summer. The Moo Bar at 1080 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara is both Instagramable and tasty. Keep an eye on their seasonal choices and new items — they’re always bringing Santa Clarans the newest drink trends. They also sell other sweet things like ice cream and rain drop cake.

Yumi Yogurt is an oldie but a goodie. Who doesn’t want a tall tower of yogurt to devour on a hot day? Flavors change on the daily and are often fun and can fit different diet restrictions. They’re also open at 3787 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara till 10 p.m. every day to satisfy those late-night cravings.

For something new, SpyRolls is the most recent rolled ice cream spot to open in the area. They have heat-beating options based off of Zodiac signs or you can create your own concoction. The whole experience is like dessert and a show as you watch your treat being made before your eyes. They’re located at 2215 The Alameda, Santa Clara.

Mochi is the star at California Mochi located at 3030 E El Camino Real, Santa Clara. They offer fresh fruit mochi, ice cream mochi and even waffles made with mochi. They also serve a wide range of refreshing drinks customizable with flavors and toppings.

Want something for a night in? Halo Top and other “healthier” ice cream brands give you delicious flavor options — you won’t feel guilty for finishing the whole container. Find them at your local grocery store.

Whatever your summer plans, there is always room for dessert.

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