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June 27, 2013

Sweet Treats Making Sno-Balls a Summer Tradition

Snowballs in June? Yup, and plenty of other cool desserts, not to mention a complete lunch line at Memphis's newest eating establishment Sweat Treats.

The mother-daughter business located on Highway 136 on the east edge of Memphis has become known for its signature Sno-ball ice cream treats, but the lunch menu has taken off since the grand opening on May 3rd.

Open Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sweet Treats offers plenty of custom-made desserts any time of the day. The mixture of one or more of the 20-plus special toppings with vanilla, chocolate or twist soft-served ice cream has become a big draw for the restaurant.

The signature Sno-balls include such delicacies as the True Confections - a mixture of marshmallow cream, confetti cake pieces and rainbow sprinkles. Or there is the Banana Cream Pie Sno-ball, featuring graham crackers, sliced bananas and whipped cream; or the Coffee Bliss, a mixture of coffee, Heath Bar, and almonds in chocolate ice cream.

If that isn't enough to get your mouth watering, there is an ever-changing variety of desserts available as well, ranging from homemade pies to the Johnson's famous cheesecakes.

The lunch menu, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, features a number of healthy options. Featured sandwiches include the Twisted Turkey Panini with the Southwest Chicken Wrap being another top choice. The Asian Chicken Salad and the Summer Berry Salad have also been fan favorites as well, according to Anna Johnson.

Beth noted the menu will likely change with the seasons, as a variety of options become available at different times of the year. For example, the Summer Berry Salad features fresh strawberries, while supplies last.

If that's not healthy enough, Sweet Treats even offers a Gluten-Free option of basically everything on the menu.

A kid's menu is also available for lunches.

While the kitchen closes at 2 p.m. from lunch, dinner to go can be ordered, with catered meals for home available by order for pick up. The casserole entrees come with salad and bread.

Beth stressed that just like the desserts and lunch menu, everything is made from scratch for a homemade appeal for diners.

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