It is full-time hot here in Lubbock and this new cool food truck is icing things over.

We all know about shaved ice but have you ever tried Italian Ice? Apparently, it is very different and good.

Now you can try it here in Lubbock with the new food truck called Matteos's Italian Ice. They opened up back on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 and people are going crazy for it.

The owner, Andrew Espinoza, says a few years ago he went to New York City for vacation and he stumbled across a place called Water Ice. Water Ice serves up Italian Ice and he said: "it was amazing and nothing like I have tasted before it was like ice cream, shaved ice and sherbert had a baby."

Italian ice is known to be really fruitful and have a creamy texture. So Andrew did some research and wanted to bring it here to Texas.

"I realized man what if we had this treat in Texas. It's amazingly full of flavor in every bite but not only that it is healthy being mostly fruit-based, lactose-free and gluten-free," said Andrew.

They can make any of their treats lactose-free, gluten-free and sugar-free. You can choose from flavors like birthday cake, pina colada, vanilla chip, strawberry cheesecake, and pistachio. Then you can top it off with a soft-serve lactose-free gelato ice cream mix and their best seller the Tour of Italy, which is 4 flavors of your choosing. Below is a list of their flavor menu.

Matteos's Italian Ice
Matteos's Italian Ice

Now they are a food truck so they are changing locations daily but you can follow them on Facebook to see where they will be at.

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