Living in the state of Texas, in the South period, you have to deal with one major factor…the smoldering heat, OMG!  It can get so hot sometimes, that you don’t even want to do anything, let alone leave the house and that’s being so real!

This past weekend, while cruising the streets of Dallas with my brother , I remembered our cousin mentioning this shaved ice place called Bahama Buck’s.  Now, I had heard of it before, but I always forgot about it when the weekend came or when I was dying of heat exhaustion.  This time, we remembered and we were on a mission.

We pulled up and the first thing that I noticed is a lot of people sitting outside under the patio umbrellas, they even had games for the kids to play while the grown-ups talked and mingled.  When we walked inside, it kind of resembled a tropical hut; wood everywhere, bright colors, it just had that island feel, like a “paradise” getaway, atmosphere, not really though, because I mean, we were still in Hell hot Dallas, Texas.

Bahama Buck’s menu…AND where the magic happens…

Of all things in Bahama Buck’s, the one thing that you can’t miss is the menu.  It’s huge!  There’s a yummy assortment of flavors and combinations for every choice on the menu.  Such a serious decision to make, especially to a foodie like myself.  Bahama Buck’s offers all these tasty options like their famous shaved ice, smoothies, specialty drinks, seasonal paradise fruit and even coffee, Island House Coffee that is, made from the most flavorful coffee beans in the world, Hawaii’s Kona Coffee.

After looking over the menu for a good 10 minutes, we both decided to get what they’re famous for…their shaved ice.  I forgot what flavor my brother got, I know it was half pina colada and he added sweet cream and I got half pomegranate and half margarita, which really tasted like lemon-lime.  While waiting, we watched how the shaved ice cups were made and I kid you not, when the blocks of ice went through that blade, it fell into each cup like pretty, white, fluffy snowflakes. I was mesmerized.  Don’t judge me.

Next, came the best part…time to eat up & enjoy!  That first cold bite, it was like ice Heaven.  The ice was so soft, not a hard chunk of ice in sight.  I’ll tell you what else put a smile on my face…they did not skimp on the juice.  Talk about Flavor Town! While eating, I also noticed that the spoons changed color with temperature.  As you can see below, if the spoon is cold, it turns purple and once it warms back up to room temperature, it changes back to the original color of blue.  Pretty cool huh?

The "Magic" Spoon

The “Magic” Spoon

So, one thing I do know, I’ll probably be frequenting Bahama Buck’s every weekend I’m sure; trying out all of the flavor combos and recipes.  Follow me on Instagram @MsChay84 to experience the delicious, cool “eye candy”!