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Six treats that taste like summer

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      Ice cream cookie sandwiches at Sweet Addiction

      Chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream is only the beginning. Create your own custom combo using dense, rich Thrifty brand ice cream and house-baked cookies, both available in myriad flavors at the aptly named Sweet Addiction, a friendly neighborhood dessert shop with the smarts to put two great tastes together. 5165 S. Fort Apache Road #160, 570-6993.

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      Sasapops

      These all-natural fruit pops will wow you with sweet flavor, probably because they’re carefully hand-crafted in Las Vegas in small batches without weird chemical additives. We love pink guava, mango and the decadent blueberry cheesecake dessert pop. Las Vegas Premium Outlets, 874 Grand Central Parkway, 900-7873.

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      The Western at Luv-It Frozen Custard

      Have you not stepped into the shadow of the Stratosphere to experience creamy frozen custard drenched in hot fudge, caramel and pecans? Not yet? Well then … you are no Las Vegan. Rectify this situation immediately. 505 E. Oakey Blvd., 384-6452.

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      Italian ice at Rita’s

      Philadelphia’s favorite frozen treat—“water ice” back east—has invaded the desert. Scoot over to the Green Valley store and get icy cool with sweet and sour flavors of cherry, lemonade, mango-orange, pineapple and more. 693 N. Stephanie St., 405-8192.

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      Blue daiquiri sorbet at I Love Yogurt

      This locally operated fro-yo shop tends to have more interesting and better-tasting flavors than the big-chain stuff, not to mention an enchanting ’80s theme and this neon-colored, island vibe-inducing flavor. 11700 W. Charleston Blvd., 243-5683.

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      Caramel coconut macadamia nut at Lappert’s Ice Cream

      Sometimes you just want old-fashioned ice cream. Lappert’s is a small premium brand that skews toward Hawaiian flavors. Sweet, crunchy and luxurious, it’s tough to beat a spoonful, or many, of this Downtown treat. California Hotel, 12 Ogden Ave, 385-1222.

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