There’s something perfectly refreshing about sitting down with a cool treat on a hot day. It’s practically a summer requirement – spending the day having extra fun in the sun before cooling down with a grin and a chilled refreshment. No matter where your Hermann summer adventure takes you, relax with a cool treat from these local favorites for the ultimate summertime memories.
Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe
A Hermann tradition since 1996, this local favorite serves some of the best hard dipped cream and vanilla custard treats. With dozens of flavors and toppings to choose from, there are hundreds of potential ice cream combinations for a special treat just for you. With classics like shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits, and ice cream sandwiches, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Insider tip: take your treat to the cool shade at Riverfront Park for water views.
You don’t need to go all the way to St. Louis for world-famous Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, you can find it right in Hermann at Sugar Momma’s! Ted Drewes has been in the ice cream business for more than 90 years. Choose from signature flavors including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, Heath, Oreo, and chocolate chip in 9oz tubs. Don’t miss Sugar Momma’s signature Jazz Berry Chocolatta Boom! Honey Ice Cream. Created with local Jazz Berry wine from Adam Puchta Winery, it’s the perfect combination of Jazz Berry wine, dark chocolate shavings, and vanilla honey ice cream for a sweet explosion of flavor.
Best known for coastal-inspired food and trendy, made-from-scratch frozen cocktails, cooling off at Doxie Slush is an easy decision. You’ll love sipping and savoring delicious drinks and food on the patio with views of historic downtown Hermann just a block from the river. Don’t miss new flavors to the frozen cocktail menu including brûléed bcc, with brûléed banana and house coconut cream, or the honey lavender lemonade, with fresh squeezed lemon, wildflower honey, and local lavender. We don’t blame you if you have trouble choosing just one. Turn it into a flight with your choice of three frozen cocktails to unwind and chill out this summer.
More than gourmet coffee, Espresso Laine is an excellent spot to delight in an ice cold smoothie and retreat from the summer heat. With a variety of options, it’s your choice if you’d like a caffeine pick-me-up in your smoothie. Favorite caffeine-free sweet sips include fruit smoothies with strawberry, mango, pineapple, and apple flavors, as well as the Funky Monkey, with peanut butter, chocolate, and banana. Add a little pep to your step with one of these Espresso Laine specialities: Muddy Water, Sandy Water, or Frosty Water. Each made with Espresso, milk and a different Ghirardelli flavor, they’re the ideal blend of sweet and crisp on a hot summer day.
Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer
What started as a dream turned into a delicious, frothy beverage that’s perfectly refreshing on a warm day. Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer is the classic root beer of your youth, old fashioned and barrel-style for a sweet, rich, and creamy flavor. Created by Calvin’s Distributing, a local, third generation family business in Hermann, this sweet soda’s name shows their love for their hometown by honoring the founding of the town in 1836. You can find this fizzy, tasty drink on the menu at various locations around town or available as a 6-pack to take home!
No matter what you’re looking to enjoy this summer, Hermann has a treat for you! Plan your taste travels today using our directory.