July 17, 2022 — We’ve got the scoop on how to make the most of National Ice Cream Month here in Philadelphia courtesy of The Dutchess, Scoop DeVille at The Bourse Food Hall, Art in the Age, Forsythia, and more! These stellar locales are serving up a bevy of boozy concoctions, fanciful sundaes, traditional house-made cones, and so on for food-enthusiasts to indulge in during the sweetest month of the year.
The Dutchess, Chef Lee Styer’s new fast-casual BYOB nestled in the Pennsport neighborhood of South Philadelphia, recently launched Saturday Night Social, a weekly pop-up held from 4 – 8pm every Saturday in July, featuring two unique, icy cocktail creations including Spiked Birch Beer Float ($13) with a vanilla rum ice cream, and Spicy Watermelon Margarita ($13) with lime sorbet. Additionally, folks can enjoy house-made Malted Milk Chocolate and Vanilla Salted Caramel Ice Cream, served semifreddo-style, featured as a staple on the all-day menu.
Hours of operation: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 8pm
Scoop Deville at The Bourse Food Hall, Old City’s historic landmark turned food hall on Independence Mall, is everyone’s favorite spot for a frozen sweet treat. This National Ice Cream Month the beloved ice cream shop is whipping up additional creative and creamy libations— fit for the big kid at heart, with Boozy Milkshakes and Soda Floats ($13), crafted with the delightfully delicious Scoop DeVille house-made ice cream. Ice cream-lovers can select from an assortment of flavors including S’mores and Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshakes, in addition to Orange Creamsicle and Root Beer Floats.
Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday, 12pm-10pm and Sunday, 12pm-6pm.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, boasts many of Philadelphia’s most beloved ice cream shops sure to please any ice cream-enthusiast, including D’Emilios Old World Ice Treats, Favors & Flavors, and Arctic Scoop. In addition, the new kid on the block, Milk Jawn, hosts occasional pop-ups at their soon-to-launch storefront and appearances at the weekly Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays. To see these businesses’ opening hours and for the full list of shops on EPA visit their website here.
Art in the Age, Philadelphia’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop, is serving up an indulgent Boozy Ice Cream, available now through the end of the summer, in collaboration with local Philly favorite Milk Jawn. Lovers of boozy treats can visit Art in the Age during open hours to indulge in Milk Jawn’s creamy Double Fold Vanilla flavor, as well as a weekly recurring flavor topped with the buyer’s choice of a top-tier spirit from Art in the Age and sister distillery Tamworth Distilling, with fruity cordials including Sierra Fig, Mountain Berry, Black Trumpet Blueberry (the only cordial made with mushrooms and reminiscent of blueberry pie), Apple Crisp, and notably, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root, the zero proof elixir that’s been turning the spirits industry on its end.
Hours of operation: Tuesday – Thursday, 12 – 7pm, Friday – Saturday, 12 – 8pm, and Sunday, 12 – 6pm
Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, is the perfect destination for ice cream aficionados who may possess a more refined palate. The acclaimed French restaurant will be hosting its La Fête du La Côte d’Azur dinner on Wednesday, July 13, featuring a refreshing fifth and final course: Madeline Ice Cream Sundae composed of sweet corn ice cream, raspberry, peach, and nougat, stunningly presented in a coupe glass. The Madeline Ice Cream Sundae will only be available during the La Fête du La Côte d’Azur dinner, so reservations are a must. Fortunately for those who cannot attend on July 13, the ever-evolving, elevated dinner offerings currently include the newly-added Brown Butter Almond Financier, crafted with roasted peach compote, basil ice cream, and olive oil powder – sure to impress even the most passionate ice cream connoisseur.
Hours of operation: Wednesday – Sunday, 5 – 10pm for dinner service, and Saturday – Sunday, 10:30am – 2pm for brunch service
233 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | www.forsythiaphilly.com | 215.644.9395