Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Philadelphia: Home of Ice Cream?

Someone heard that Philadelphia is the "home of ice cream." And asks, what are some of the LAC's favorites for ice cream? Is Capogiro Gelateria really as good as they say? I turned to the collective expertise of the LAC and this is what I found out:

History of ice cream in Philadelphia:
http://www.chillyphilly.com/icehist4.html

Best of list
http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/bestof/icecream/philadelphia.html

Website that talks about "Philadelphia style" ice cream:
http://www.slate.com/id/2121378/

For the true ice cream aficionados, a recipe for Philadelphia-style ice cream
http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/RECIPES/RECIPES/Desserts/ice_desserts/ice_cream_philadelphia.html

Comments on specific ice creams and locations:
Bassetts-- the ice cream most associate with Philly (a long-timer - founded in 1861)
right next door in the Reading Terminal Market
http://www.bassettsicecream.com/news.html
great French Vanilla, great Butterscotch

Capogiro Gelateria, yes it is as good as they say -- 20th and Sansom.

Scoop de Ville at Maron Chocolates, the oldest, independent retail candy
business in America (91 years), has great ice cream. (1724 Chestnut)
http://www.maronchocolates.com/cream.html

Also wonderful is More than Just Ice Cream -- wonderful ice cream and really good food as well. between 11th and 12th on Locust.

1 comment:

Nancy Calabretta said...

Franklin Fountain is another gem in Old City -- lots of atmosphere and great, old-fashioned ice cream treats!http://www.franklinfountain.com/