Random Treat of the Week: Parker’s Water Ice
Imagine what would happen if ice cream and snow cones were combined, not in Jerry’s-style layers, but in one homogenous mixture. Or, maybe think about super smooth, almost creamy Italian ice. Sounds good, right?
Such a thing exists, and it’s called water ice.
You know how sometimes, there’s more flavor liquid than ice in snow cones, and they get kind of soggy and gross? Not so with water ice – my pink lemonade and coconut water ice stayed perfectly icy and creamy until the very end.
While it’s apparently super popular up north, there’s only one place to get it in Memphis – Parker’s Water Ice in Hickory Hill. The shop is small and there’s nowhere to sit, but there are about a dozen water ice flavors and plenty of soft serve ice cream options. Plus, it’s inexpensive – a small water ice (which is plenty big) comes with two flavors and costs $2.75.
Parker’s also has a bright orange food truck, so keep an eye out for it if you don’t feel like making the trek to Hickory Hill.
7050 Malco Xing # 101
Memphis, TN 38125-2023