We know: It’s hot. If you’re willing to do the real work to cool down, fill up the gas tank, take some cash out of the ATM, and make the death merge onto your highway of choice to find the coldest, iciest treats Houston has to offer—it’s true, an epic sugar rush awaits. There will be trials and tribulations: Again that death merge, the blazing leather car seats, and that one pesky brain freeze (there’s even a must-visit gem in Pasadena named for it), but your efforts will pay off. How do we know? We tried it—46 times to be exact. And let us tell you that first saccharine slurp or bite, the one that instantly drops your body temp a cool 20 degrees, is indeed worth it. We did this for summer. We did this to beat the heat. We did this—for you. Now go forth before it all melts away.