Ice (Cream) Ice (Cream) Baby

by Nicole C. Maloy

I’m sure there are many things to talk about other than the oppressive heat wave that is smothering Philadelphia. But, right now, those things are all merging into one, foggy, humid mass in my brain, and oozing out of my pores in the form of schvitz. The heat index yesterday in some places was 108, and today is expected to be worse. So, today, I am going to talk about ice cream.

Ah, ice cream. My favorite source of calcium. See? Fat schmat. When it comes to ingredients and nutritional value, I like to focus on the positive. Be “half-full,” as they say. And, on a day like this, I’d like to be half-full of ice cream.

In Philadelphia, there is no shortage of locations where one might cool off via tasty treats  (hello, Rita’s Water Ice!). But you might not know about Little Baby’s Ice Cream. With flavors like Earl Grey Sriracha, Chipotle Chocolate, and Sweet Potato Burnt Marshmallow, this is a stop that everyone should make at least once.

That said, here in University City, you can take it one step up from ice cream to gelato (mmm, mmm!) at Capogiro on 39th & Walnut (choose “CapoPenn” in the location dropdown). They’ve got Mojito, Thai Coconut Milk, and one I haven’t seen before called “Dark and Stormy,” with lemon, ginger, and rum. They also have sorbetto, so you really can’t go wrong.  If I don’t pass out on the way, I look forward to seeing you there.

Mmm... gelato. Made fresh each morning. Sadly, not in time for me to have some on the way to work... but it will be there, waiting for me.

Mmm… gelato. Made fresh each morning. Sadly, not in time for me to have some on the way to work… but it will be there, waiting for me.

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