Mike’s Italian Ice (Orlando)
***** Mike’s Italian Ice, 4546 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 658-4453.
Just between you guys and Jeff Eats I’ve been eating Italian Ices since 1949…when I started, the neighborhood Brooklyn pizza joint “had” something like 4-flavors…Lemon, Cherry, Rainbow and Chocolate-and a scoop in a squeeze cup was 10 cents! Now, just in case we ever find ourselves together on the ‘Newlywed Game Show”- back in ’49- Jeff Eats absolutely loved Cherry, then came Lemon, next up Chocolate and then Rainbow!
Some 65 years later, I’m still a huge Italian Ice Fan…
Jeff Eats recently came across Mike’s Italian Ice in Orlando…and as “expected” the joint was located in a bombed out shopping center and had the “expected” handful of tables.
Mike’s makes its “own” ices and has 25 daily flavors! Mike’s also has vanilla and chocolate soft serve ice cream…
Real simple story- delicious cherry, lemon, rainbow and chocolate ices…now, if you’re still with me- if you take Mike’s cherry ice and “fold in” some of Mike’s vanilla soft serve-you have what is called a gelati…and you will know why Jeff Eats has been an Italian Ice Fan literally forever-and why I didn’t want to leave Mike’s after finishing a large cup!
On pricing, you know and Jeff Eats knows that nothing, and I do mean nothing cost 10 cents-anymore…but trust me, you won’t need a second job to have one of those large gelati-cups that I just told you about!
You can check Mike’s menu/prices/info at mikesitalianice.com
Mikes Italian Ice is open Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm, closed Sunday.