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Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston

July 2, 2019Written by: Hannah Delgado

The perfect way to beat Louisiana heat is to cool down with a frozen treat! We’ve compiled a list that highlights a few cool down locales in Ruston that’ll help curb your sweet tooth. We highly encourage you to check them out and share your sweets using #RustonEats! 

Eskamoe's -- Eskamoe's Frozen Custard & More features over 34 flavors to choose from that can be served in scoops, sundaes, milkshakes, and more! Eskamoe’s serves up concretes, thick, frozen custard treats blended with a topping of your choice. Grab your treats to enjoy at the picnic tables located outside or swing through their drive-thru for a quick stop! Don’t forget to bring your furry friend along to enjoy a scoopie snack. Visit Eskamoe’s Ruston website to learn more about weekly specials and take advantage of online coupons!


Mitcham Farms -- Located just northwest of Ruston, Mitcham Farms has been a staple of the community since 1946. Around springtime, Mitcham Farms begins selling its famous peach ice cream in The Peach Store. Peach ice cream hits the spot with real home-grown peaches and there are plenty of other local peach products located inside the store. Grab a friend to enjoy the peachy goodness while overlooking the peach orchard or get your ice cream to-go and store it in your freezer at home to enjoy later!


Social Bites -- This downtown bakery offers not only specialty cupcakes, cookies, brownies, but also ice cream treats during the summer months! Social Bites is in the perfect location for all to indulge in their ice cream selection and topping bar. For the month of June, they’ll have peach ice cream as a special treat for all peach fans. Follow Social Bites on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on their new menu items!


Yolo Nitro -- Heard Freighthouse Food Park’s, Yolo Nitro, is an ice cream truck located in Downtown Ruston. Yolo Nitro puts a special twist on a classic by making all ice cream treats with liquid nitrogen and locally sourced ingredients. Try out their specialty flavors with house-made marshmallows or create your own combo! Follow along and don’t miss all their new creations on Instagram or Facebook!

Looking for a familiar favorite or a quick stop? Try out Dairy Queen! With a full menu selection, soft-serve ice cream, and more DQ has all the classic items everyone is sure to love. 

There’s no shortage of options to satisfy those sweet cravings or cool down this summer. Be sure to follow all the above locations on social media to stay in the know on limited time flavors, specials, and new menu items. Don’t forget to share your “treat yourself” moments using #RustonEats! 

About the Author

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Hannah Delgado

Originally from Alexandria, LA, Hannah proudly considers Ruston her home for a little over 4 years now. She adores podcasts of any kind, conspiracy theories, and browsing the aisles of Target. Hannah helps to manage the visitor’s center and assists with those seeking information about Ruston and Lincoln Parish.

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