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What Are Your Favorite Florida Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt/ Soft Serve/ Italian Ices/ Gelato Joints?

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 · American Desserts Fast Food Music/Events/Other

Posted on September 1, 2017

* What Are Your Favorite Florida Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Soft Serve/Italian Ices/Gelato Joints?

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By the way, a drop of color about your favorites wouldn’t hurt!

23 Comments to “What Are Your Favorite Florida Ice Cream/ Frozen Yogurt/ Soft Serve/ Italian Ices/ Gelato Joints?”

  1. Ellen G says...

    Best ice cream hands down Jaxson’s in Dania Beach.

  2. You can’t beat McDonald’s $1 soft serve cone.

  3. Larry says...


  4. Carl Furillo says...

    I love the vanilla soft serve at Doc’s.

    Doc’s All American Restaurant (Delray Beach)
    Posted on June 27th, 2008 · American Delray Beach Desserts Fast Food
    ***** Doc’s All American Restaurant, 10 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33444, (561) 278-3627.

    Doc’s has been around since the 1950s…As a matter of fact, a few years ago, the City of Delray Beach actually gave Doc’s building landmark status, which means that the building can’t be torn-down etc.

    Doc’s is a fast food joint. There is no indoor seating, but there is a nice-sized out-door patio with tables/chairs and umbrellas.

    Doc’s is a place that you go to for burgers, fries, onion rings, soft-serve ice cream and milkshakes. There is no wait-staff…you order/pickup at the same counter.

    I think that if you do some checking, you will find that in the 1950s every small town in America had its version of Doc’s…a neighborhood meeting/hangout place.

    Doc’s is a throwback to another era. Just so you know, the burgers, fries etc are not gourmet stuff…this is a fast food joint.

    Give this joint a try. It is real easy-going place and is a nice change from today’s modern fast-food burger joints.

    Doc’s is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm & Friday-Saturday 11am-1am.

  5. Vic D says...

    Bo’s Ice Cream (Tampa)
    Posted on March 29th, 2014 · American Desserts Fast Food Tampa
    ***** Bo’s Ice Cream, 7101 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33604, (813) 234-3870.

    Bo’s Ice Cream…free standing/soft serve ice cream joint—walkup window/drive thru/seating-2 outdoor picnic tables.

    Think Dairy Queen or Carvel and you’ll be on the right page.

    What makes Bo’s “special”? –well for starters-the joint has been around since 1954…the vanilla soft serve covered in butterscotch–the upside banana split in a cup–the chocolate soft serve with Heath Bar (like DQ’s Blizzard–but it’s called Thick N Chunky)–that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats gobbled down.

    Call me sentimental, but while sitting at one of the picnic benches–Jeff Eats just imagined what terrific times/memories–this 60 year old joint had generated.

    I don’t know about you guys…but I remember “my” Sam’s Candy Store—Brooklyn circa 1950s-1960s as if it was just yesterday.

    The way I see it, it’s the Bo’s of the world that help put things in proper perspective–but that’s just me!

    Bo’s Ice Cream is open 7 days a week 11am-11pm.

  6. Zed says...

    Cecilie’s which has a store in Coral Springs and a store in Boca Raton makes incredibly delicious Italian Ices.

  7. Gary Goldberg says...

    If you like Italian Ices, this joint is an absolute must try.

    Richie’s Gourmet Italian Ices (Fort Lauderdale)
    Posted on July 17th, 2012 · American Breakfast Desserts Fast Food Fort Lauderdale · [edit]
    ***** Richie’s Gourmet Italian Ices, 898 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334 (954) 772-1183.

    Let me make this “one” real-simple…if you like “Italian Ices” (and who doesn’t?) you are gonna love Richie’s Gourmet Italian Ices in Fort Lauderale.

    As a kid growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s-1960s- I was literally raised on pizza slices and Italian Ices. Back then, slices were 15 cents and ices in a paper squeeze cup ran a nickel a scoop. For you purists out there, that 15-cent slice (in my neighborhood, anyway) jumped to 20 cents in 1966. Anyway…

    Back then, my modus operandi was to have 2 slices with a large Coke in the pizza joint…and then get two scoops–1 lemon and 1-cherry to go. The whole “bill” 50 cents…for you math mavens, assuming that I’m talking 1964, how much did the large Coke cost?

    For you youngsters out there, back in the 50s and 60s the pizza joints- for sure “had” cherry and lemon and just maybe chocolate and rainbow…but that’s it! Just so you know, back then and even today, it’s a toss-up between lemon and cherry as to which I like better.

    Now- let’s discuss Richie’s Gourmet Italian Ices…

    Richie’s is a walk-up/drive-thru stand…it’s been around for something like 20 years…all of its ices are homemade…it has 13 “standard” flavors every day and 3 “rotating” flavors every day…it also sells coffee–from what I understand, Richie’s does a big takeout coffee business, but Jeff Eats didn’t try a cup–because all coffee tastes the same to these tastebuds… You can check for flavors/photos/other information.

    Now you gotta trust me here…

    I know my Italian Ices. I’ve been eating the “stuff” for over 60 years. I’ve eaten it all over and have dripped it on my shirt more times than I care to remember. To this very day, lemon and cherry are still my favorites, but over the years I’ve tried-sampled every conceivable flavor and combination. AND let me tell you, Richie’s lemon and cherry are right up there with best of breed. Not to sound sacreligious or nothing, but Richie’s tangerine and vanilla chip ain’t no slouches either.

    Like I said before, if you like Italian ices you are going to love Richie’s Gourmet Italian Ices. Just so you know, Richie’s ices don’t go for 5 cents a scoop, but you knew that already.

    Richie’s is open Monday-Friday 7am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-10pm.

  8. Arnold Stang says...

    Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream
    2001 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33137

    Awesome freshly made on the spot ice cream.

    I also love Dairy Queen’s Chocolate Blizzard with Heath Bar.

  9. Janet C says...

    Brendy’s in Boca Raton on Yamato Road has terrific frozen yogurt.

  10. Gail Robinson says...

    I love Sloan’s for hard ice cream in Mizner Park in Boca Raton.

  11. Helen Rothman says...

    Big fan of the recently opened Phenomenan Nitrogen Ice Cream which in Boca Raton. In addition to delicious ice cream and toppings they make amazing cookies.

    • Luke says...

      The cookies are waaaay better than the ice cream which is just okay. The cookies alone are worth a try. They also have a story in Davie.

      • Jim Stephens says...

        Have to agree with you, good ice cream, amazing cookies.

  12. TURNER says...

    Tried and true Carvel is for me. I just love its chocolate flying saucers.

  13. Hank C says...

    If you like soft serve like I do, you can’t beat Del’s. They have topping that are simply amazing s. Ive been eating there for over 25 years.

    ***** Del’s Freez, 402 North Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32935, (321) 254-8381.
    Right! Like Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats might ever not stop- after spotting soft serve Del’s Freez which has been pumping out stuff since 1956!

    Real simple story, if you like Carvel- if you like Dairy Queen- if you like soft serve- you will absolutely love Del’s Freez!

    Just so you know, cash only! No indoor seating. Covered outdoor patio- picnic tables.

    Del’s Freez is open Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm.

  14. Enrique D says...

    I love Wall’s in Miami. Terrific scooped ice creams. Tons of flavors.

  15. Howie K says...

    For a buck a cone you can’t beat McDonald’s vanilla soft serve.

  16. Chowfather says...

    Siciliano’s in Hollywood

  17. Sammie G says...

    I love Cecilie’s Italian Ices in Coral Springs. They make everything in House.

  18. Ed Stanton says...

    Menchie’s Yogurt in the Delray Marketplace has delicious yogurt and toppings.

  19. Junior H says...

    I love Carvel and Dairy Queen.

  20. Louise T says...

    I love Brendy’s Yogurt in Boca Raton.

  21. Robert Farner says...

    You can’t beat Cecilie’s Italian Ices in Coral Springs.

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