Honestly, I didn’t know that affogato had a season. But when it comes to matters of ice cream and its manifold applications, I’ll trust in the wisdom of the professional weirdoes at Little Baby’s Ice Cream.
So here’s the deal: According to the LBIC crew, it’s affogato season. And they’re celebrating by wheeling out their official ice cream tricycle and sending it over to Hub Bub Coffee at 3736 Spruce Street where, tomorrow, Thursday, April 3, from 3pm-6pm, they’ll be selling scoops to all and sundry and giving away free single scoops (in a cone or cup) to anyone who orders an affogato from Hub Bub.
So why Hub Bub? Because Hub Bub will now be stocking Little Baby’s Ice Cream, for the express purpose of making even more affogatos.
Little Baby’s Pop-Up At Hub Bub Coffee [Little Baby's]
Hub Bub Coffee [Official]
So just how much do you love Little Baby’s Ice Cream? Enough to show up tonight for their first-ever ice cream auction?
Yeah, that’s right. An ice cream auction. See, it appears that the guys from Little Baby’s were going through the coolers and found a bunch of “rare, one-off, seasonal and out-of-print” flavors which they are planning on auctioning off tonight at 8pm at their Frankford Avenue shop.
If there’s a long-gone flavor that you’re just dying to try again, check out the list below. Who knows? You might just have one last chance to try that burnt sugar absinthe flavor that blew your mind and then disappeared from the menu forever…
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Photo by Mike Persico
This Thursday, February 20th, Cheu Noodle Bar, Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be collaborating to make a Cheu inspired pizza and ice cream. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pizza Brain.
The collaborations include:
- Pizza: pork belly, miso truffle aioli, black garlic glaze, pickled mustard green and katsuobushi flake
- Ice Cream: ramen-inspired ice cream with candied ramen noodle sprinkles on top
Interesting combinations to say the least and they’ll only be available for one night only.
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The “Cedar Park Embassy” location of Little Baby Ice Cream is now serving ReAnimator Coffee. In addition to single origin and blended hot coffees from ReAnimator they are also offering black and green teas plus a selection of pastries. All of this happens in conjunction with the West Philadelphia location’s new split-day hours.
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Under normal circumstances, just putting two of the above names together would be enough to make certain segments of the Foobooz readership completely melt down with joy. But for FedNuts, Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s to all throw in together on a First Friday collaboration? That’s just crazy-pants. In their own words: “It’s just a regular ol’ First Friday Frankford Avenue Food Freakout & Funtacular…”
Do you really need to know any more? Okay, so for those of you who aren’t sold yet, at Pizza Brain, they’ll be slinging chili garlic chicken honey donut pies made with Federal Donuts’ fried chicken and plain honey donuts. Next door at Little Baby’s, they’ll be scooping pumpkin spice latte donut ice cream, which is basically a deconstructed FedNuts pumpkin spice latte donut, served in ice cream form, made with Federal Donuts’ donuts plus vanilla glaze plus pumpkin spice glaze plus coffee streusel, all set into a Little Baby’s Coffee Ice Cream with additional spicings.
Yeah, I’d leave work early, too, if I were you.
Federal Friday on Franklin Avenue [Official]
We announced the first one, we sipped one of each at the second one, and now that we’ve heard that Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Elixr Coffee are teaming up for a third and final Affogato Day for 2013, we’re strongly temped to do it again. Despite the terrible caffeine shakes, it would be difficult for anybody to choose between the two delicious options. Foobooz got the inside scoop (see what we did there?) after the pairings were decided upon last night.
Option one will be a non-dairy Speculoos ice cream with Elixr House Espresso Blend, and the second will be Rose Pistachio ice cream with the same Single Origin Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Espresso that they paired with Lime and Toasted Coconut last time around.
So make your plans now for this Saturday, the 21st, 7am until 8pm, at Elixr: 207 South Sydenham Street.
It’s fitting that a rainy day like this–when it’s impossible to go anywhere in Center City and not arrive feeling like a drowned rat–just happens to be the second (and final) Affogato Day at Elixr Coffee.
Elixr and Little Baby’s Ice Cream have teamed up to put forth this ideal mid-afternoon treat: a healthy scoop of ice cream affogato’d (“drowned” in Italian) in a perfectly pulled shot of espresso.
The folks at Elixr chose two espressos first, and then picked Little Baby’s ice creams to suit them, for a choice of two flavor combinations. The first is the crowd pleaser– Little Baby’s top selling Birch Beer and Vanilla Bean ice cream with Elixir’s house blended espresso. It’s big, round, and rich. Option two, Lime and Toasted Coconut ice cream (which also happens to be vegan) with a single origin Yirgacheffe coffee is a little more exotic. The espresso itself is light with pronounced citrus and floral notes further accentuated by the citrus in the ice cream, and balanced out by its richness.
The caffeinated confection will run you $4.50 and they’ll be pulling shots and drowning scoops at Elixr until 8:00 tonight.
Elixr Coffee [Official]
Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Official]
Elixr Coffee and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are coming together to bring us Affogato Days. Affogato is the divine combination of ice cream and espresso and the combination will be on sale at Elixr tomorrow, August 14th as well as Wednesday, August 28th.
The affogato is available all day and is $4.50 a glass.
Affogato Day(s) at Elixr featuring Little Baby’s Ice Cream [Little Baby's Ice Cream]
ReAnimator’s coffee shop at 1523 E Susquehanna Avenue has been softly opened for more than a week now. But tomorrow, Saturday, August 10th will be the official grand opening party. Their calling it their Forks Crawl and nearby spots like Cedar Point and Loco Pez are doing drink specials. At ReAnimator’s cafe, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Pizza Brain will be serving up bites. They’ll also be giving out drinks of their Yards ReAnimator Espresso Love Stout while it lasts.
The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. and lasts till your caffeine buzz wears off.
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