Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Philly

It’s summer in the city! Locals looking to escape the scorching temps—but who don’t want to deal with the gridlock traffic heading to the shore—may be turning to fruity drinks and air conditioning to cool off. If you want to escape the heat and reward your taste buds in the process—all while taking in the sights and sounds of the city—venture out to one of the local ice cream shops near your 1500 Locust apartment. Center City is brimming with confectionary creativity, and a stroll to the ice cream shop is a great way to enjoy a summer night in Philly with friends, or to put a unique spin on date night.

Luckily, there are lots of sweet spots within walking distance of your 1500 Locust apartment, including Scoop DeVille. The shop is celebrating 20 years in operation in 2019—so you know it knows what it’s doing when it comes to ice cream! Scoop DeVille is the only shop in the city that lets you create your very own soft-serve flavor on the spot—so if it’s choice and variety you’re after, this is your spot.

Choose your base from 15 different flavors, ranging from chocolate to cookies and cream to butter pecan. There are sugar-free options, sorbets, fat-free selections and even dairy-free—so no matter your diet or dietary needs, you can find a flavor that suits you. From there, get mixing! Scoop DeVille offers an eye-popping 85 different mix-in options. There are the standard options like chocolate chips, marshmallows, peanut butter and cookie dough—or you can really kick it up a notch in creativity! Add in everything from cream cheese to maple syrup, and potato chips to Nutella. The possibilities are, quite literally, endless! Each create-your-own ice cream comes with three toppings, or you can add on even more for an additional cost. You can even extend your creativity to how your ice cream is served—cone or cup, or spice it up with a create-your-own chipwich or milkshake.

Scoop DeVille is just five blocks from your 1500 Locust apartment, so if you’re looking for a fun outing with a sweet ending all without breaking too much of a sweat this summer, pack your appetite and check it out!

Scoop DeVille

1109 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107