We love ice cream and Philly has great ice cream.  From the traditional scoops at Basset’s in Reading Terminal and the retro soda-fountain vibe of Franklin Fountain (if available, try the Honeycomb flavor, made with honey from Philadelphia bees):

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Fresh Peach & Honeycomb

To the inventive ice cream sandwiches from Weckerly’s (available in their shop or various grocery stores in Philly, including Di Bruno’s):

Sweet cream with peach butter on soft & crunchy cobbler cookies

To the unusual soft-serve at Big Gay Ice Cream (1521 Broad St.):

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The Salty Pimp – home-made vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche, sea salt and chocolate.

But, if you want something more adventurous try:

The pie milkshake at Magpie (1622 South St.).  A whole piece of pie (we got bourban peach) blended with vanilla ice cream.  Better than pie a la mode!


Thai Rolled Ice Cream – an ice cream dessert made with milk poured on an iced grill, mixed with various ingredients on the ice-pan, then rolled and served in a cup with toppings. We go to Frozen in Chinatown (938 Arch St.), where our favorite flavors include Key Lime and S’Mores.


Ice Cream Mochi (Whole Foods, various locations including: 2101 Pennsylvania Ave.) – a small, round dessert ball consisting of a soft, pounded sticky rice cake (mochi) formed around an ice cream filling.  They have about 10 flavors, including our favorites: coffee, vanilla and strawberry.


Affagato (espresso & gelato) from Capogiro– which we discussed in a previous post: “A Farmer’s Market And The Best Dessert Ever”


Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream from Happily Ever After Dessert Cafe.  Super creamy.  We got lychee flavor – but you could be more adventurous and try tomato basil or potato chip.