National Ice Cream Day is July 17, 2017. Many Philadelphia restaurants are blessing diners with free ice cream cones. Diners can get the ice cream just by stopping in some area restaurants. If, however, you miss National Ice Cream Day and cannot wait another year to celebrate it again, there are many great ice cream shops in Philadelphia you will want to visit according to Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate.
Bassett’s Ice Cream Shop
People have been stepping up to the marble counter inside Bassett’s Ice Cream Shop for more than 156 years to get their ice cream. While many love the creamy vanilla ice cream served here, others love to experiment with flavors like rum raisin. The root beer floats are also outstanding at this Reading Terminal Market location.
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
The mission of Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is to return the fun to eating soft-serve ice cream cones. Many fun toppings are available, and diners can get their ice cream cones dipped in a variety of toppings. Make sure to try the key-lime pie inspired Mermaid.
Custard and Cakes Creamery
Since the 1950s, customers have been waiting with baited breath for Custard and Cakes Creamery to open. They have also cried tears when this soft-serve ice cream shop closes in the fall. In between, they flock in for the custard that is made on location using recipes that they have perfected.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop
Wonderful creative ice cream concoctions are served at Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop. This neighborhood favorite offers many unusual combinations to customers that cannot be found at other places.
While you may have missed National Ice Cream Day, do not let another day go by without fixing these ice cream shops that have been rated the best in Philadelphia.