Frozen Fridays: Rhubarb Sorbet

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blogger: Basia

I’m going to tell you a story.

Once upon a time, I was a frazzled college senior working feverishly on her senior creative thesis. It consumed most of my life until the end of April, when I finally turned it into the Creative Writing department, heaved a huge sigh of relief, and had some tea to celebrate. My thesis advisor, an awesome lady who was really supportive of my left-of-center idea (we won’t get into it here, but think Twin Peaks meets Night Vale), said she wanted to take me out to lunch to celebrate my thesis finally being complete! Because I had class on the day she scheduled our lunch, we ate locally, near the English building, so I could dash off to class as soon as we were finished. So we hit up the White Dog, because that’s where you go on Sansom Street when you want good food and want to feel classy.

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Frozen Fridays: Mouse’s Chocolates & Coffee

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blogger: Connor

My family went on a nice, breathe-the-mountain air vacation the other week. This involved seventeen hours of travel as we moved from our Philadelphia twin (that’s like a two or three-story duplex to y’all who aren’t from these parts) to our friend’s house in Ouray, Colorado (elevation: 7,792 ft). The twists and turns of what made that trip seventeen hours are another story entirely. The point here, though, is that Mouse’s has the best cookie dough ice cream I’ve ever had.

And if there’s one flavor for which I could be named connoisseur, it’s cookie dough.

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Frozen Fridays: Scoop DeVille

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blogger: Basia

I literally just finished reading an article on the best ice cream places in Philly, and I was completely appalled not to find this place on there. This is an ice cream experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before. You know how at Cold Stone Creamery they literally slap your ice cream onto, well, a cold stone and mix your extras in? (I’m not calling them toppings because they’re not on top.) Scoop DeVille, located at Walnut and 13th Streets, takes that to the next level.

They blend them in.

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Frozen Fridays: Bubble Tea

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blogger: Connor

It is a truth universally acknowledged that bubble tea is, in fact, amazing. When Basia and I were hanging out and plotting the next steps of this website the other week (as we are wont to do), we picked up some bubble tea to finish our afternoon. Being avid tea drinkers, bubble tea is one of our favorite summer treats (or, if you’re me, year round. Probably.). You can imagine her excitement when I asked her if I could write about frozen bubble tea for this week’s Frozen Friday. THAT EXISTS?!?!! she texted me, frantic. To which I responded with a smirking emoji and a “Yes. Yes, it does.”

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Frozen Fridays: Mochi in University City

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blogger: Basia

On Tuesday, I ventured down to University City to meet up with Connor. The plan was to make use of $5.50 movie day (we saw Trainwreck, which wasn’t nearly as funny as Spy, which made both of us need our inhalers, but still funny) and then go out for margaritas and tacos. Unfortunately, margaritas didn’t happen, because the place where we’d planned to go get them didn’t open until 5pm. Normally, we’d just walk to somewhere else in the city, but we’ve been under a heat advisory all week and didn’t feel like passing out. Luckily, we’d had sushi for lunch, which meant one of my favorite desserts: mochi.

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Frozen Fridays: Big Gay Ice Cream

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blogger: Connor

Shortly after Basia and I started this Frozen Fridays venture, my friend Mae messaged me. Connor! she said. I saw your new blog post! You have to try Big Gay Ice Cream! I quickly responded in the affirmative. Well, I thought. Any excuse for ice cream. And so it came to pass that, on Monday last, Mae, her youngest (a delightfully spunky one year old), and I trickled into an ice cream shop tucked into the block just past the northeast corner of Broad and South.

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