Best Soft-Serve in Philly
Big Gay Ice Cream
It’s all delicious, though the Salty Pimp, with dulce de leche and sea salt, is the one people talk about — as they should. 521 South Broad Street, Bella Vista, 267-886-8024.
Best Ice Cream Sundae in Philadelphia
Franklin Fountain’s Mt. Vesuvius
Chocolate or vanilla ice cream studded with brownie “boulders,” hot fudge, malt powder and whipped cream. Michelle Obama can wait only so long before declaring war on this caloric eruption. 116 Market Street, Old City, 215-627-1899.
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On a very, very hot week last summer, we provided you guys with a rundown of eight places to get your hands on a scoop of vegan ice cream around Philly, and you guys went bananas. And a few of you chimed in with your favorite picks around town, too! So this year, on this muggy, perfect-for-ice-cream day, we figured we’d ask you, trusty Be Well Philly readers: Where can a gal or guy grab the hands-down best scoop of vegan ice cream in the Philly area?
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Each Sunday in July, Honeygrow is inviting Little Baby’s Ice Cream into one of its stores for a honeybar collaboration. Choose Little (honey) Baby’s from the touchscreen menu and then add your favorite honeybar toppings.
Little Baby’s will be providing Cherry Hibiscus ice cream and for the dairy free, coconut-milk based Lychee Lemonade.
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Kermit’s Bake Shoppe has a new summer options for you sweet tooths. The bakery at 22nd and Washington is now serving soft serve ice cream. The vanilla and chocolate ice cream is available by cone or cup and can be jazzed up in a number of ways. Add “cakey stuff” made right at Kermit’s, or go with sticky things like hot fudge or salted caramel “goo.” Other choices include crunchies like fruity pebbles and granola, plus fresh fruit or a berry blend “Cooli-o.”
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Back in October, we told you guys about a petition urging Ben & Jerry’s to please, please, pretty please add vegan ice cream to their very long list of offerings. And it looks like they listened!
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• There is no sweeter sound than the ringing of an ice cream truck, right? But just how sweet some of the sweet treats on those trucks really are will make you gag: A simple ice cream sandwich can run you a whopping 500 calories and 40 grams of sugar. Here, what to steer clear of and what to get the next time the ice cream truck makes its way to your block. [Eat Clean] Read more »
Weckerly’s is debuting a new ice cream flavor this week and you may just want to add it to your morning routine. The flavor, called “Sunday Morning,” is coffee ice cream with baguette toast caramel. According to their Facebook page, you can grab it by the pint later this week.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream is available at local stores and farmers’ markets including the Collingswood market this Saturday.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream [Official]
Ventuno, the new Victor Fellus restaurant (Victors Bar and Mix Pizza) has just opened at 21st and Chestnut. As promised, the menu features quick salad, soup, and sandwich options, with nothing above $9. Perhaps even more important is that you can finish off your meal with a scoop of ice cream ($3.50) from Penn State Creamery.
In addition to some standard salad choices (think Greek Salad, Chicken Caesar, Cobb Salad), the menu boasts a spinach salad with pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, dried cranberries and avocado in a curry vinaigrette, as well as a roasted beet salad with goat cheese, avocado and walnuts in a balsamic vinaigrette. If none of those options strike your fancy, though, you can design your own salad with four toppings for $6.50 (additional toppings are $0.50 each).
The menu offers 13 soup options (French onion, turkey chili and butternut squash bisque to name a few), and seven sandwiches, any of which can pressed into a panini.
Ventuno is open for lunch and dinner.
Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint, founders of Big Gay Ice Cream, recently released the book Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats. To celebrate the release, Juniper Commons (the next door neighbor of the Philadelphia location of Big Gay Ice Cream) is hosting them at the restaurant for a book signing on Thursday, April 30th.
From 6 pm to 8 pm, join the authors for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a signed copy of the new book. At 6:30, a Q&A will commence with Petroff and Quint, followed by a meet and greet.
The price is $50 per person, including food, drinks and the signed cookbook. The cookbook is a yearbook of ice cream recipes, starting from freshman year with simple toppings and shoppings lists and concluding with senior year, where you can create your own sorbets and ice creams. It also includes some strange stories from the authors.
You can purchase your tickets online at Juniper Commons website.
Big Gay Ice Cream [Foobooz]
Juniper Commons [Foobooz]
Residents of Graduate Hospital have two new spots to get some Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Kermit’s Bake Shop has a collaboration with Little Baby’s and Peddler Coffee. The Coffee Coffee Cake Ice Cream features the strong flavor of coffee and bits of coffee cake. You can get it by the single-serve cup at Kermit’s at 22nd and Washington.
And over at Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat at 21st and South, they’re serving Honey’s Blueberry Buttermilk Biscuit ice cream.
Get them both soon, these collaborations have a way of vanishing.
Kermit’s Bake Shop [Foobooz]
Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat – South Street [Foobooz]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]