Thrifty Ice Cream

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What's better than Thrifty Ice Cream on a humid Rocky Point Day? It's hard to come up with an answer to that question because Thrifty has long established themselves as the go-to ice cream parlor. In Rocky Point, however, they do meet their competition with La Michoacana.

Ice Cream Flavors at Thrifty

So what makes Thrifty stand out? Their iconic cylinder-shape scoop for one. It's easily recognizable throughout the United States and Mexico. They carry classic flavors and offer your choice of cup, sugar cone, waffle cone, or even a waffle bowl. There's something special about the way that Thrifty manufactures their ice cream - the texture is thick and creamy while the flavors stay strong!

Here are some of the most beloved flavors you should try:

  • Chocolate Malted Crunch
  • Cookies n' Cream (Galletas y Crema)
  • Cotton Candy
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Bubble Gum (Chicle)
  • Butter Pecan (Nuez Mantequilla)
  • Strawberry Cheesecake

Sizes & Cost

The cost of this sweet treat is very affordable! With single scoop cups and cones coming in at 52-57.00 pesos (about $3 USD). For a larger, specialty dessert, try ordering a sundae or a waffle bowl.

Can't get enough? Order a half gallon and take some back for later! You can even mix flavors in the half gallon. Or, if you're low on time, grab a pre-filled half gallon in the freezers towards the back of the shop.


There are numerous locations throughout Peñasco, with the main and largest location on Calle 13. Calle 13 is a very populous area because of the concentration of restaurants, shops, and ATV rentals on the block. Additionally, this is where the main Casago office is found - you may have to go here at some point if you need help with your vacation rental!

Another convenient location is found in the Malecon Area, next to the popular Moo Steakhouse & Grille.

Local Tips

  • There are various locations throughout Rocky Point.


5/5 (13)
Daniel Soto
The best part of this business is that they have locations all over town, Birthday Cake and Three Musketeers are my favorite flavors.
Ariana Cornejo
Thrifty is the place to go for a delicious and affordable ice cream! Their "3 mosqueteros" flavor is my personal favorite, it's made with three different types of chocolate and it's so rich and creamy. My boyfriend loves the pistachio flavor, he says it's the best he's ever had. I highly recommend visiting Thrifty with the entire family for some delicious ice cream!
Ana Lilia Moreno
These ice creams are really good, they are my favorite. I love that there is a wide variety of flavors and presentations. They are excellent quality ice creams and their flavor is very particular. I recommend you to try the brownie flavor, you will love it!
Cristian Oros
My favorite place! They have so many flavors and options, I can always enjoy an ice cream anywhere I go, cause there are so many of them.
The best ice cream in the port, the richest is that of chocobrawnie.
Juan Martinez
Thrifty pistachio ice cream is the best in town. What’s best is that you can find many Thrifty's in town!
Nidia Renteria
I recommend that you go buy ice cream at Thrifty. It's the best ice cream in Rocky Point!
William Pierce
Thrifty Ice Cream is a fantastic spot for a sweet and creamy treat. The menu features a wide variety of ice cream flavors, including classic favorites and unique twists, this ice cream shop is a great choice for a sweet and satisfying dessert, with plenty of flavors and toppings to choose from. Loved the frappes.
Clarissa ML
Its ice cream is very delicious.
Guadalupe Rosas
My favorite snows, the best in Rocky Point, you cannot miss visiting this place.
Manuel Fernandez
I have tried multiple flavors and they are all delicious, but my favorite is the black cherry. It's the perfect amount of sweetness. There are multiple locations. My favorite is the one in el malecon because you can have your ice cream while enjoying the beach view.
Ana Karen Villa
I love that it has a great variety of flavors and is reasonably priced for the size of the cone, you can also order milkshakes in your favorite flavors and they have different cone sizes for our little ones, they have several locations around town.
Barbara Warren
I love Thrifty's ice cream! Period.

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