7 Frozen Vegan Treats in Philly to Cross Off Your Bucket List This Summer


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It is hot out there, people. And if you are dreaming of dumping your face in a bucket of ice, only to come up for air and find an ice cream cone in front of your face, ready for the taking, you are not alone. The problem: If you steer clear of dairy, tracking down a sweet frozen treat to satisfy your ice-cream cravings can be a little tricky.

So, to help you figure out where to head to snag a frozen vegan treat to cool you down, we’ve rounded up seven (that’s one for every day of the week—we won’t judge if you knock ’em all out in one week, either) of our favorite frozen vegan sweet treats around town — from ice cream to banana whips to smoothies — to have on your bucket list. We say you start crossing ’em off the list today.

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The Checkup: 3 Foolproof Ways to Beat This Heat Wave

• If you have walked outside — even for a mere second — in the past few days, you have felt the presence of the monster that is this July heat wave. Besides locking myself indoors, stripping down to my sports bra and lying next to the closet fan for hours, the only other thing I really have any interest in doing is drowning myself in ice cream. That’s where these three oh-so-simple vegan ice cream recipes (all made with less than five ingredients!) come in. [Well + Good] Read more »

The Best Ice Cream Shops at the Jersey Shore

This week, we’re highlighting the best restaurants, quick bites and tasty treats from LBI to Cape May as we give you a taste of our Best Shore Eats package in Philly Mag’s June issue, on newsstands this week. We’ve already told you about the best takeout and delivery options. And yesterday, we spilled the beans on our eight favorite doughnut shops up and down the Shore.

Now it’s time for what is sure to be one of the most hotly debated topics in our Shore Eats series: the best ice cream shops in your favorite Shore towns. From custard and soft-serve to hard-scoops and milkshakes, our top picks for ice cream shops at the Jersey shore are below. Feel free to tell us your favorites in the comments.

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Big Gay Ice Cream Celebrates Birthday with FedNuts

fednuts big gay ice cream 400Big Gay Ice Cream is celebrating its first birthday in Philadelphia with a special collaboration sundae with Federal Donuts. The sundae includes horchata soft-serve ice cream with cinnamon donuts. The sundae will be available Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th at the Broad and South location of Big Gay Ice Cream.

If you’re going to take on this Big Gay behemoth, share it with a friend, or at least skip the box of lard.

Big Gay Ice Cream [Foobooz]


This Sunday: Nitro Ice Cream Floats at Rival Bros.

rival-weckerly-nitro-float-400This Sunday, September 6th, Rival Bros. Coffee is teaming up with Weckerly’s Ice Cream to create a Nitro Float, a coffee-infused take on the ice cream float.

The Nitro Float takes Weckerly’s Caramel Corn, Honey Plum or classic vanilla bean ice cream and pours Rival Bros’ nitro coffee overtop.

The floats are $5 each and available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rival’s nitro coffee is a cold brew of their Whistle & Cuss blend that is treated with nitrogen under high pressure, then chilled in a keg and served on draught with a cascading head and body, much like a stout beer.

Rival Bros. Coffee [Foobooz]

Six Best Frozen Sweets to Eat Right Now

MO-Big-Gay-Ice-Cream-Courtney-AppleBest 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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Where Is the Best Vegan Ice Cream in Philly?



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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Kermit’s Bake Shoppe Starts Serving Soft-Serve

kermits-soft-serve-graphic-940Kermit’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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