First opened in 2010, Booty Treats --- playing off Nags Head’s pirate history ---offers a unique hot weather sweet that has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. A combination of shaved ice and flash-frozen “mini-melts,” the booty freeze, a creation of the owners of this locally-owned business, inspires imaginative pairings of flavors. Shaved ice, also known as Southern snow, has the consistency of snow and absorbs the flavoring (try the “tiger’s blood”!) Mini-melts are little bits of extra-creamy, super-cold ice-cream. By using liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream, it cuts the ice content down to 10 percent, versus 60 percent in regular ice-cream. When mini-melts, also available in numerous flavors, are sprinkled over shaved ice, the result is a super-cold tongue-number perfect for a steamy-hot Outer Banks night. The shop also offers high-quality traditional ice cream and non-fat frozen yoghurt, available in cones, shakes or sundaes. Customers can eat inside at one of the hand-made bars and stools, or outside on one of the four picnic tables. Booty Treats T-shirts and local photography can also be purchased at this Beach Road shop.
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