365 Things to Do in Memphis #127: Make it Supreme

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 6th 2012 2629 50

The second the temperature in Memphis creeps over 75 degrees, it's officially warm out, which means that it's officially time for snow cones, specifically those from Jerry's.

Jerry's Snow Cones, Memphis, Tenn.

Jerry's snow cones are more than ice flavored with sticky syrup in a cup – they're magic. The ice is thinly shaved and the list of flavors is extensive. All of the usual favorites are listed, along with more obscure, nonsensical options – the Napoleon Dynamite, the Hurricane Elvis (a red snow cone named after a local weather event), and the famous, bright green Legit (which tastes like…legitimacy?).

When you order, ask for your snow cone "supreme" and you'll get it layered with vanilla soft serve ice cream. It sounds kind of weird, but trust me – the soft serve takes the basic snow cone and transforms it into a local delicacy.

Jerry's Snow Cone, Memphis, Tenn.

Before you go, stop by an ATM – Jerry's is cash only. Also, if you're going during peak times (weekends, summer, after school), put on some sunscreen – you'll be in line for a little bit, and there's not really any shade.

Go there:

Jerry's Snow Cone

1657 Wells Station Road
Memphis, TN 38108

(901) 767-2659


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. chris says:

    Great suggestion… consider yourself warned though, they used to close at 9 on the weekends but they crossed off the sign and it now says 8 – classic as I arrive at 8:45 this past Saturday. The good news is that la michoacana stays open later and isn't far off and it happened to be Cinco de Mayo – double score! I must confess that I took your foursquare recommendation on the chili pinnaple and it was good, but the cinnamon and rice is still my favorite!

  2. Victoria says:

    Love seeing this I hope to visit one day in Memphis.

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