Here in South Florida, where temperatures often settle in the high 80’s ten months of the year, we have adopted a tasty technique for cooling down, Ice Cream! The refreshingly delicious delicacy holds a special place in our hearts and the variety of unique options offered by vendors old and new has made these frozen treats a necessity.
To pay tribute this National Ice Cream Day we are highlighting our favorite spots to quench your Ice Cream itch.
The beloved Portland-based ice cream brand, Salt & Straw, will be offering free nationwide shipping of their curiously delicious ice cream on National Ice Cream Day — July 18, 2021. Available online through www.saltandstraw.com, ice cream lovers can choose from a variety of offerings including a Hello Miami Pint Pack featuring the specialty Miami flavors; Cold Ones Pack comprised of flavors made with brewers around the country; Best-Sellers Pint Pack which includes Salt & Straw’s cult classics; and specialty gift and celebration packs for special occasions including Oh, Baby!; Cue The Confetti; and Party Pack, which includes 12 single-serve cups. Customers also have the ability to create their own pack with five flavors of their choice.
Orders can be placed online HERE. In addition to the shipping promotion, local Salt & Straw shops in Wynwood and Coconut Grove will be converted into an Ice Cream Believers Jamboree. Guests can expect free swag and handouts, activities and the launch of a specialty 3-pack of enamel pins ($12) with 100% of proceeds benefiting Ice Cream for Change’s fight to dismantle structural and systemic racism.Locations: Wynwood; 246 NW 25th Street.; Coconut Grove 3015 Grand Avenue, Unit 145 in CocoWalk
A creative concept by Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone, Frohzen will be popping up in front of the Fendi store in the Miami Design District and handing out complimentary ice cream samples from 1PM until 5PM on July 18, 2021 in celebration of National Ice Cream Day. Guests are invited to visit the store afterward to indulge in other Frohzen signature desserts including ice cream cupcakes, ice cream donuts, macaron sandwiches, cookie ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes and “cakesicles.”
In addition to the National Ice Cream Day activation, Le Jardinier’s Beverage Director, J.C. Santana, has worked with Martone to create three festive Ice Cream Cocktails which will be available at Le Jardinier through the month of July (National Ice Cream Month). Priced at $17 each, the cocktails include Bramblino di Bosco with gin, Amaro Montenegro, lemon and a Frutti di Bosco sorbet; My Neighbor's Tree with Carribean Rums, mint, lime, Mango Passionfruit sorbet and bitters; and Horchata de Coco with tequila blanco, amaretto, Fernet Vallet, rice, cinnamon and Coconut sorbet
Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, Vicky’s House is a 12-seat milkshake bar and tasting room named after KUSH Hospitality Group (KHG) mastermind, Matt “Kush” Kuscher’s mother. Vicky's House is a complete recreation of his mother's house circa 1986 - since Vicky never threw anything away, he was able to duplicate it using the same cabinets, chandeliers, yellow flower wallpaper and custom-made floor inspired by the retro pattern of the linoleum. An original 1980’s oven serves as storage for the bar’s glassware.
A blast from the past and design marvel, an original Galaga arcade cabinet sits in the wood-paneled family room, while an adjacent washing machine stocks frosty cans of beer. In the bathroom, guests will find Kush’s original bedroom dresser and the toys he played with as a child. Aside from milkshakes, the shop also offers floats, scoops of locally-made ice cream by Sweet Melody, two versions of red and white wine— “cheap” and “better”—as well as cans of PBR and local craft beers.Location: 3190 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove, FL
Love ice cream and booze? Then Aubi & Ramsa is the spot to go to. It serves around 20 flavors of pre-mixed ice creams, with flavors like the bourbon-infused Kentucky creme brulee, made with Four Roses single barrel, and Del Maguey Vida mezcal-spiked chocolate Azteca. All the ice creams come in 3.7-ounce sizes and pints. All available for takeaway and delivery. Make your way to Aubi & Ramsa to celebrate Ice Cream Day, after all- Adults deserve Ice Cream too!Location: 172 NE 41st St #3516, Miami, FL 33137
Owned and operated by a “couple of chubby DJs” (their words, not ours) it features a variety of different ice cream combos all named after rappers, along with items like a beer float, Ricky Rozay mimosa popsicles, sundaes, flavored coffees, all offered to-go. Mr. Kream is an absolute treasure and a venue that should not be skipped this Ice Cream day.Location: 2322 N. Miami Ave. Miami Fl. 33127
This millennial pink ice cream shop offers creative frozen flavors like smoked almond, banana pudding, strawberry cream cheese and guava jelly, and even a vegan-friendly matcha ice cream, making for some of the most unusual ice cream offerings in town and all available for takeout.Location: 1626 Michigan AveMiami Beach, FL 33139
Graduating in January 2020 from Penn State University’s Ice Cream School, Fireman Derek Kaplan brought his newfound talents back to Miami. Fireman Derek’s serves a variety of handmade ice cream flavors inspired by bake shop favorites like White Chocolate Guava Cookie Dough, Oreo Cheesecake, Birthday Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Brownie with Caramel Swirl and more.Ice cream is served in 5 oz. cups (one scoop) for $4.50 and a 10 oz. cups (two scoops) for $8. Furthering his commitment to no-nonsense ingredients, Fireman Derek’s ice cream flavors are free of artificial flavoring, high fructose corn syrup and made with milk from rBST-free cows.Location: 3435 Main Highway Coconut Grove, FL
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