If you’re a true-blue vegan who still wanders over to the ice cream aisle at Whole Foods and stares longingly into the Ben & Jerry’s freezer, pining over pints of the company’s drool-worthy ice creams, you are not alone. Case in point: A couple in Charlottesville has started a petition on Change.org asking Ben & Jerry’s to please, please, pretty please, begin offering some sort of dairy-free ice cream option, and, as of right now, the petition has nearly 6,000 signatures.
Celebrate The Franklin Fountain’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6 p.m. at 116 Market Street.
The old timey American soda fountain with the well-informed staff dressed in period attire and house-made ice cream has been in business for ten years and it is celebrating with a street fair.
The celebration will include live music throughout the day. A children’s booth with face-painting, arts and crafts, ice cream and candy will serve the kids, and a Brown Swiss dairy cow named “Bessie Ross” will be on hand and udderly fantastic.
This afternoon we spotted that the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at 1726 Sansom Street is now opened. The ice cream shop will be marking the brand’s return to Rittenhouse Square with three days of free cones. On Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17 between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and again between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.
New from the last time Center City had a Ben & Jerry’s, the storefront will offer handmade Core Sundaes featuring a core of hot fudge or caramel between two flavors of ice cream.
Looks like Ben & Jerry’s is returning to Rittenhouse Square. Ben & Jerry’s used to have a scoop shop around on 18th Street but that made way for a.kitchen. The new shop, which recently added a sign and banner is around the corner at 1728 Sansom Street.
Ben & Jerry’s has local locations at 218 S 40th Street and 30th Street Station.
Ben & Jerry’s [Official]
And on the 8th day, there were affogatos.
What is an affogato you ask? It’s basically the divine marriage of hot, caffeinated espresso with frosty, creamy ice cream. When translated, the Italian drink literally means “drowned” referring to the dollop ice cream swimming in espresso. Yum- said every caffeine junkie and ice cream enthusiast everywhere.
The good people at Elixr Coffee want all of Philadelphia to experience this mouth-watering treat featuring Little Baby’s Ice Cream. The collaborators will choose two seasonal ice creams skillfully paired with two unique espressos for the affogato days special. Other great news? There will be both a dairy and vegan option available so everyone can bask in affogato greatness.
Elixr Coffee [Foobooz]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream has debuted a new commercial, “Eyes Scream.” In it, mouths replace the eyes in three models as a voiceover extols the virtues of Little Baby’s Philadelphia style ice cream. The new commercial attempts to one-up the original Little Baby’s ads, which the Huffington Post called “terrifying.”
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]
More ways to enjoy national ice cream month just keep on coming. And Uber car service wants to make your celebration a little bit easier, a little more whimsical and a little more spontaneous. If you find yourself with a hankering for a frozen treat on Friday July 18th between 11 a.m and 5 p.m, just open the uber app on your phone for instant access to on-demand ice cream. Wherever you are (in Philadelphia). I know what you’re thinking.
Are we being punk’d right now?
Nope. On-demand ice cream delivery is real and that makes us really happy.
If you’re a loyal observer of National Ice Cream Month (seriously, it’s a real thing, the Internet says so) or you’re just looking for another excuse to indulge, you can’t miss the return of Reading Terminal Market’s Sidewalk Sizzle & Ice Cream Freeze. The festivities take place along Filbert street Saturday July 19th at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 13 of the terminal’s merchants will be set up selling basically everything you could possibly be craving and the Blackbird Society Orchestra will be playing for your listening pleasure. But back to the food. You can expect; ribs, turkey legs, chicken and lamb kabobs (will there be mint ice cream on the side?), cajun burgers, grilled bratwurst, and grilled bologna sandwiches (woah, isn’t January national meat month?) as well as shrimp tacos and shrimp kabobs. Since this is a celebration of all things frozen there will be plenty of ice cream. On the menu are classic ice creams, grilled fruit sundaes and grilled gelato sandwiches. There’s also an ice cream eating contest and ice cream shuffle board if you’re in the mood to add a little friendly competition to your celebration. Chances are there’s more ice cream involved so really everyone’s a winner.
Sidewalk Sizzle & Ice Cream Freeze [Reading Terminal Market]
On a hot and humid day like this one, when stepping outside feels more like stepping into a sauna, there is absolutely nothing better than a big, heaping scoop of fresh-from-the-freezer ice cream. But if you’re not down with dairy, finding a shop that offers a vegan cup of ice cream can be tough. Lucky for you, we’ve already done the legwork: We tracked down eight local shops that offer delicious vegan ice cream. Now, all you’ve got to do is brave the heat and head to one of these spots for a scoop.