August ’16


Paw Paw Ice Cream

A fruit native to North America, Paw Paw is part of our Forgotten Flavors series at The Franklin Fountain. A cross between a floral banana and a sweet mango, the pulpy flesh matures sweetly in late summer. It’s hard to believe these exotic beauties grow naturally nearby. Look for it late in August, and again in September on our Featured Flavors board!

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August Franklin Freeze

What’s tart and sweet and pink all over? Why it’s our August Freeze! A signature smash of our Cherry Fancy Ice, Peach Ice Cream (made with local fruit), and our bracingly tart Lemonade. Our Franklin Freeze is thinner than a true Philly Milkshake, easier to digest in the Summer, and more thirst-quenching. Pick your own!

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Key Lime Marshmallows

Try a new take on an old favorite; our Key Lime Marshmallows dipped in Dark Chocolate. Bright, summery, and oh so delicious!

Lovely Licorice

We have 20 different varieties of Black Licorice! From sweet to salty and imported from Amsterdam to Australia, we have something for everyone, from the confident connoisseur to the tentative taster. Don’t be shy, ask for a sample! Our clerks love introducing new flavors to our customers and are happy to guide you through our selection.


Askinosie Chocolate Bars

We are always working to bring you a wide selection of new and delicious Bean-to-Bar chocolate bars. This month we’ve added two new bars from Askinosie: White Chocolate & Pistachio, and Dark Milk Chocolate & Black Licorice.


Single-Origin Nicaraguan Chocolate Milkshakes

Certified organic Cocoa Beans from Nicaragua lend an intense dark Chocolate character, with light hints of Medjool Dates and Licorice. Available now in the Chocolate Café.

Garden Mint Chip

Freshly picked sweet mint from our rooftop garden, steeped in local cream from grass fed cows, churned with a flurry of house roasted chocolate flakes. Available Eclusively The Chocolate Café in half pints.
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Channel 6 News Ice Cream Roundup

Watch the Berley Brothers make and chat over Ice Cream Floats with Alicia Vitarelli.

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Presidents & Penn

When WHYY and Billy Penn caught wind that we were cooking up some unseasonal July Clear Toy, they chomped at the chance to interview us! Listen to Ryan and Pavia speak with Lari Robling on WHYY about Clear Toy, and why we have busts of Taft, Roosevelt, and McKinley. Then head over to Billy Penn to watch some Clear Toy making action, as Pavia speaks with Danya Henninger about our rare William Penn mold.

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Centennial National Parks Ice Cream

The Friends of Independence National Park are celebrating the centennial of the National Parks Department with a picnic serenaded by bluegrass music, August 25th from 5pm to 8pm on Independence Mall. Free and open to the public. Bring your own supper or purchase a picnic basket from the Independence Mall Cafe – but make sure to save room for dessert! Scoops of our Centennial Cake Ice Cream will be given out while supplies last, then sold throughout the event.

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Cool Off

As summer drifts on, indulge in a tranquil respite at the Chocolate Café. Sip a refreshing iced cocoa brew, while you explore the visual of the retail experience with our mini-exhibit of turn-of-the-century trade cards, such as this one from local florist and confectioner Odiner Edwards.


The Franklin Fountain on The Today Show

The Philly Phanatic served Franklin Fountain milkshakes to the cast of the today show earlier this month.

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