5 Refreshing Ice Cream Shops To Try In Philly

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5 Refreshing Ice Cream Shops To Try In Philly

Summer has hit the East coast, so you know what time it is?  Ice-cream time!

With the rising temperatures, it is very important to stay cool, a good way to do is to keep an ice cream cone in your hand at all times! With this list, you will be able to stay chilled, support a local business, and enjoy a tasty treat! And remember it’s more environmentally friendly to order ice cream in a cone than in a cup!

1. Scoop Deville

With two walk-in locations in Philly, one delivery pick-up location, and another store coming soon, this ice cream shop is a Philadelphia establishment! Since 1989, they create the most extravagant, topping-covered, huge ice cream cones, ice cream sandwiches, and shakes that they have been mastering for years! If you are looking for a dessert that will leave you feeling stuffed and cool this is the place for you.

Where: 111 S. Independence Mall E. Philadelphia, PA 19106; 1109 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107; 3300 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104


2. Somerset Splits

With daily specials announced through their Instagram page, your mouth will water when you see all flavors they serve. Order creative desserts from their menu or opt for a waffle cone and get as many scoops as you want! They specialize in toppings, so for only an extra 0.75 cents deck out your ice cream cone with all your favorite cookies, sauces, and candies and build an ultimate ice cream feast!

Where: 2600 East Somerset Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134


3. The Franklin Fountain

Even wonder what an ice cream shop from the 1900s looks like? Now you can find out! With architectural details and antiques around the parlor, you will be brought back in time. This family-run ice cream shop has the goal “to serve an experience steeped in ideals, drizzled with drollery, and sprinkled with the forgotten flavors of the American past.” They locally source their ingredients, to make quality ice cream that is one of a kind!

Where: 116 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19106


4. Frozen Rolled Ice Cream

Originally a Taiwanese dessert, rolled ice cream has become an extremely popular dessert in the past decade. Liquid ice cream is poured onto a cold surface that freezes it, it is then rolled off with a spatula, creating a very creamy cold dessert. This shop has a large creative menu of rolled ice cream varieties to choose from; such as Frozen Green, which is green tea and strawberry, Bangkok which is Thai tea, and even avocuddle, which is avocado flavor!

Where: 938 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107; 511 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19147


5. Bassett’s Ice Cream

Established in 1861 in Philly, this is America’s oldest ice cream company! Celebrating 150 in business, they have the experience that no other ice cream shop has. Indeed, their menu is dense with flavor varieties, but also has the classic flavors we all know and love. From birthday cake, cherry vanilla, coffee fudge truffle to English toffee crunch, there is a flavor for everyone! Former President Obama even visited their store, the flavor he ordered… Mint Chocolate Chip!

Where: 45 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


[Featured image: @phillyscoopdeville / Instagram]

See also: 5 Deliciously Sweet Places To Get Donuts In Philly

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