Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Parlor

Another visit to Philadelphia this summer landed us at The Franklin Fountain.IMG_3250

Franklin Fountain boasts an old-fashioned ice cream and soda shop interior.  There is definitely a wow factor as soon as you walk in.  It reminded me a bit of the ice cream parlor on Main Street in Disney World, so of course I was immediately put in a good mood.IMG_3155

So many flavors! And their menu features a selection of grand-sounding sundaes.  There are all sorts of other enticing sweet treats, including the many soda flavors behind the bar, however, I was there for ice cream on this occasion.

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My mom, aunt, and grandmother shared this peach melba parfait: peach ice cream, raspberry puree, whipped cream, and sliced almonds.

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As delicious as it was beautiful.

I ordered a scoop of the honeycomb ice cream in a sugar cone.  First, let me say the cone was perfect – sturdy without being too stiff, and it tasted extremely fresh.  The ice cream really hit the spot.  Extremely creamy, great honey flavor, and made even better by the honeycomb chunks.  I became a big honeycomb fan while living in the UK where I would buy chocolate covered honeycomb, and this ice cream really brought me back to those happy days.

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It was great to walk to this ice cream shop from my grandmother’s apartment, and even though the only seating was outdoor tables and chairs on the sidewalk, it really was a wonderful summer ice cream experience (especially for my tastebuds!!!).

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