Slushie Saturdays at Mother's Brewing Company
215 S. Grant Ave., Springfield; 417-862-0423
Every Saturday during the hot summer months, Mother's Brewing Company offers up an ever changing slushie concoction. If you're familiar with the rotating beer selection at the tap room and monthly First Firkin Friday experiments, you know that Mother's doesn't shy away from creating interesting and often unique flavor combinations. While the main attraction includes alcohol, they usually have a non-alcoholic slushie option as well. Kick back and relax in a lawn chair or at one of the many picnic tables in their giant backyard.
Frozen Irish Coffee at Sweet Boy's
310 South Ave., Springfield; 417-719-4224
If you're feeling a little mischievous, stop into Sweet Boy's Neighborhood Bar, downtown's newest watering hole that's located in the former Scotch & Soda space. Order the frozen Irish Coffee by itself, or upgrade it to include one of two options: a shot of Fernet Menta or, our personal favorite, a Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich plopped right on top. That's right, an entire ice cream sandwich will be placed on top of your drink. Stick around and test your skills at a nostalgic game of pinball.
Fruity Smoothies and Frozen Coffee at MudHouse Coffee
323 South Ave., Springfield; 417-832-1720
For something light and refreshing, the MudHouse offers a full menu of smoothie options that will leave your body feeling happy and well nourished. Honestly, just visiting this downtown staple leaves us feeling that way. We suggest the Happy Hippy, made with blueberries, banana, honey and soy milk, or the Nanna Berry which is a blend of pineapple juice, strawberries and bananas. If you're in need of more of a jolt, try one of their many frozen coffee drinks. The Mudpuddle, a frozen milk chocolate mocha, has been a local favorite for years!