Self care means indulging every once in awhile, and for me that means enjoying ice cream during the warmer summer months!
I LOVE ice cream. In the summertime, there’s nothing better than experimenting with fun flavors in a cup or a cone while watching the sunset over a lake, walking around a cute downtown area with a dear one, or hanging out with friends on a porch or deck. Here are a few of my favorite ice cream stops around the world so that you can enjoy ice cream (or gelato) wherever you are!
(1) Ice Cream Joy Cafe in Lakewood, OH: Ice Cream Joy Cafe is a cute ice cream shop near Cleveland, Ohio serving vegan ice cream with other natural ingredients. Oh, and they also serve coffee, teas, and espresso — bonus!
(2) Furniture Creamery in Grand Rapids, MI: Located between downtown and east Grand Rapids, Michigan, Furniture City Creamery offers its customers a wide variety of ever-changing flavors made with vegan and other natural ingredients; however, chocolate always seems to be at the top of the list! True to its name, the ice cream is always super creamy. Don’t miss the private patio at the back of this shop to enjoy your special treat. And, it’s pet friendly!
(3) Di Angelo Gelateria in Madrid, Spain: This is my favorite gelato stop in Spain. The gelato is thick and full of flavor, and the gelateria uses natural ingredients such as whole fruits in their batches. Ask for “energético,” which is a combination of citrus flavors plus carrot.
(4) Tasty Treat in Lake City, MI: This place boasts “the largest cones in the North!” — and they’re not kidding! They offer such generous portions that even a “kid” size does not disappoint, and the variety of their sizes makes this place an easy one to visit while watching your portions. Their list of flavors is pretty extensive too; I love the variety of flurries they offer (plenty of fruit!).
So there you have it — my top four picks for ice cream stops around the world. Here’s to enjoying ice cream wherever you are this summer!
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