A Break from Shake Shack

We don’t have a new Shake Shack custard review for last week because Julianna might have over indulged in desserts a bit that weekend.  She went to visit a friend in Philadelphia and discovered the delight that is the Franklin Fountain!

For her review of the Franklin Fountain she had two helpers, Jenny and Leslie.

The server was very nice and let us try a few flavors before we made our selections. We ended up with a cherry bomb (chocolate ice cream in cherry soda), a scoop of peach, and a scoop of ginger. We also tried teaberry, cotton candy, chocolate mint, and banana.

Julianna enjoyed her cherry bomb, although the cherry soda tasted pretty medicine-y at first.  It was better after the ice cream melted more.  The teaberry also had a taste that brought back childhood memories of that pink penicillin.   The cotton candy was VERY sweet. The fruit flavors (banana, peach, and ginger) were strong, but in an awesome way. And the chocolate mint was more mint than chocolate.  All and all we gave the Franklin Fountain high marks. But it isn’t subject to the regular scale since it’s not someplace we can return to often to try new flavors.

Leslie returned to New York with us. On Sunday, after she and Julianna took and ill advised NOON walk over the Williamsburg Bridge, Julianna’s iPhone led them to Lulu and Mooky’s Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop.

This place was exciting for two reasons. The first, SCIENCE! they use liquid nitrogen to cool your ice cream or fruit puree. The second, they have an incredible selection of flavors, which you can select from to basically make anything you want. Julianna went with Peach and Honey Ice Cream and Leslie selected Passion Fruit and Pomegranate puree.  Both were delicious, but they do inflate the price a bit for the novelty of it. We think it’s worth the occasional visit, but nothing to go out of your way for.


June 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Guest Reviewers.


  1. kristen replied:

    pink mixers and liquid nitrogen. yeah, that is awesome.

  2. kat replied:

    I think they’re white mixers and the pink tone is the lighting. Still, SCIENCE!

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