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ICE CREAM

" I scream for ice cream, we all scream for ice cream."

Christopher Columbus and others before him never tasted ice cream, but he may have tasted flavored iced desserts.The idea of iced desserts, began sometime after explorer Marco Plo brought back descriptions of juices made from fruit upon return from travels in China. Recipes for making fruit flavored milk and water based ices were developed by Italian cooks. In 1670 Fransico Propcopio, a Sicilian, began selling ices and sherberts in a cafe in Paris. So popular was the concept that within 6 years over 200 ice shoppes could be found in the city.

Cream ices are thought to have been developed by a Parisian cafe owner named Tortoni in the late 1700s. In the new world, wealthy landowners including American patriots George Washington. Thomas Jefferson, and Dolly Madison served ice cream. The edible ice cream cone got its start at the 1904 World's Fair held in the City of St. Louis. The ice cream soda was invented in 1874 in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was the center for icre cream manufacturing at that time.

 

 Islands D'Lites Ice Cream Shoppe - Gulfside Village Bayside across from K-Mart Shopping Center- Marathon

Fresh ice cream and sorbet, open weekly 11:30 AM to 9 PM, flavors iclude Bermuda Triangle Chocolate, cherry cheesecake, cronchy cokies 'n ice cream and key lime pie, most ice cream products provided by Key West Ice Cream Factory

Jamonji Juice Company and Smoothies - 10692 Overseas Highway, Marathon Shores, MM 53 next to the Subway - over 20 flavors of smoothies made with real fruit plus Edy's Grand Ice Cream

Tiki Beach Snowballs - 1910 N. Roosevelt Blvd. - Key West

So what's a snow ball? A snow ball is made with shaved ice as opposed to a snow cone which uses crushed ice.

Tiki Beach Snowballs sells 32 flavors of snowballs for just $1 each (10 ounce size). Tiki Beach Snowballs specializes in cream flavors. Adding cream, actually half and half, gives the snowball a different yet great flavor for the taste buds. Flavors having Keysy names include Purple Porpoise, Sunset Celebration, Kold Kiss, Tan Fanny, Caribbean Snow, Beach Bum, Snorkleberry, Scub-anelo, and of course Miami Ice. The adult snowball fan also has a choice of old-fashioned Egg Custard and Whiskey Sour among the many flavors. Tiki Beach Snowballs is open 2: 30 to 7 PM Monday through Friday. Saturdays hours are 11 AM to 7 PM. Closed on Sundays. This is a fun place for the kids and family.

TCBY Frozen Yogurt- Key Largo - MM 101.4

TCBY is located in the Tradewinds Plaza at 101491 Overseas Highway. Choice of 16 ice cream flavors and 9 yogurts. 305-453-0950

Baskin-Robbins - Key Largo - MM 99.6

Located on the Bayside, 31 ice cream flavors, plus Miami Subs Grill fast foods, and Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, 305-451-3100

Mr. C's Ice Cream - Key Largo at Mile Marker 98.9, store hours currently 10 AM to 2 PM. Mr. C, also known as Bob Cangelosi, has thirty years of ice cream making experience with his knowledge starting as a child working in his parent Staten Island ice cream shop. There you'll find creamy home made ice cream with loads of flavor. Mr C's Capuccino ice cream is part expresso and part vanilla-cinnimon. Sorbets are soft, thick and fruity. Depending on what seasonal fruits are available, Mr. C may feature pineapple, lemon, apricot or watermelon sorbet.

 Dairy Queen - Tavernier - MM 92.5

Dairy Queen has a drive in window and also offers flame broiled food. 305-852-2219

Fish Bowl - Islamorada - Bayside MM 83.2

An Ice cream parlor with family fun and entertainment, Ice cream for the kids and family plus 12 lanes of kids bumpers, glow bowling, snack bar lounge- Call for seasonal hours 305-664-9357

Holiday Isle Ice Cream Trolley - Islamorada - MM 84 305-664-2896

Holiday Isle catered to the college crowd, but if your in the area it may serve your purpose.

 

Dip N' Deli - Big Pine - MM 31

Ice cream and frozen yogurt. Dip N' Deli is known for it's home cooked meals more than for its ice-cream. Very popular with locals and the meal prices are right. Also has take out if the family chooses. Specials for breakfast and lunch each day. 305-872-3030

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream - 625 Duval Street - Key West - 305-294-3378

 

A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES     

 

A -

ACCOMMODATIONS - FAMILY ORIENTED RESORTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FAMILY - OTHER

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
AIRPLANE RIDES
ANIMALS
ART AND CRAFTS

ACTIVITIES, BOOKS, GAMES, IDEAS FOR TRAVEL

B -

BABY FOOD, ACCESSORIES, BABY SITTING
BASEBALL AND BASEBALL DIAMONDS
BARBERS AND BEAUTY SALONS
BATHROOMS

BEACHES AND BEACH ADVISORIES
BEACH PHOTOGRAPHERS

BICYCLES

BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - BALLOONS, COSTUMES, ENTERTAINMENT, MAGICIANS
BOATS - CANOES, RENTALS, SAILING, TOURS AND SCENIC RIDES
BOWLING

C -

CAMPING
CAR SEATS
CHILDREN'S CAMPS
CHILD CARE CENTERS
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
CHRISTMAS
COMPUTER GAMES

D -

DANCE LESSONS
DENTISTS
DEPARTMENT STORES
DOCTORS - FOR CHILDREN
DOLPHINS PROGRAMS AND ENCOUNTERS

E -

ENVIRONMENT

F -

FISH FEEDING, FISHING - DOCKS - MARINAS - PARTY BOATS

FOOD - CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS , BURGERS , PIZZA

FESTIVALS

G -

GAMES - COMPACT FOR TRAVEL

GOLF
GYMNASTICS

H -

HOCKEY
HOSPITALS

I -

ICE CREAM

J -

JOURNALS, TRAVEL DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOKS FOR KIDS

K -

KARATE
KAYAKING

L -

LACROSSE
LESSONS (See
tennis, wind surfing, wakeboarding, piano,sailing, swimming, recreation programs, arts and crafts )
LIBRARIES

M -

MAGICIANS
MOVIES
MUSEUMS

N -

NATURE WALKS
NURSERY SCHOOLS (See CHILD CARE CENTERS )

P -

PARASAILING
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CHILDREN / FAMILIES
PIANOS LESSONS
PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS (see also SCHOOLS)

 

Q -

QUARRY

R -

RAILROADS
RECREATION
READING
RESCUE SQUADS

 S -  

SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SCHOOLS (private),
SKATING
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SOCCER
SPAS
SUMMER RECREATION
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
SWIMMING

T -

TACOS
TENNIS COURTS AND LESSONS,
TOURS
TOYS
TRANSPORTATION
TUTORING

V -

VIDEO MOVIE AND GAME RENTALS,

W -

WAKEBOARDING,
WALKING,
WINDSURFING SUPPLIES AND LESSONS,
WEDDINGS

Y-

YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),

Z -

ZOOS (see ANIMALS )

 

 

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