The Full Scoop
If there's one thing to love about the current weather, it's that it gives us a no-holds-barred pass to chill out with ice cream. So I went on an ice cream rampage, sampling the different options to find my favorite place to beat the heat. Here's what you'll find around town at local parlors:
Dolcezza, the delicious Argentine-style gelateria, has refreshing seasonal ice cream. White peach prosecco, yellow peach sorbetto, plum gelato, Mexican vanilla studded with Ranier cherry and my personal favorite, lip-smacking lemon basil sorbet, are among the choices. The lemon basil is garden-fresh with just the right amount of tang. It's almost guaranteed to cool you down.
Down the street, nab a cookie monster milkshake at Thomas Sweet. If you're watching your caloric intake, the ice cream shop has the best local supply of frozen yogurt, including a delicious peppermint that'll whisk you right to Christmastime.
Max's Best Ice Cream is always a good bet. Though I usually pile his homemade flavors onto a warm cookie, this trip was focused solely on ice cream. Right now, Max has a cinnamon-rich Mexican chocolate, classic mint chip, gingersnap and chocolate peanut butter (like a frozen Reese's peanut butter cup) to tempt my palate. The flavors change out pretty often, but it's honestly hard to go wrong here.
Mango, cinnamon and lemon ice creams and blood orange sorbet are among the current specials at the downtown location of Gifford's. You can have them made into an elaborate sundae, but I prefer stacking my Gifford's flavors into an old-fashioned cone.
The Dairy Godmother is magically conquering heat with coffee chocolate chip today and tomorrow. Thursday and Friday you can revel in the icy splendor of a frozen root beer float. Check out the long-range forecast here.
During dinner last night, I noticed that even Sushi Ko is getting into the ice cream groove with sake sorbet.
Down the road at Dean & Deluca, take advantage of authentic gelato or the refreshing vanilla blended coffee drink and fruit frappes.
Where have you been retreating for your icy treats?
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