The Ice Cream Social Scene
Celebrate July 17th–it’s National Ice Cream Day! And this year, the ice cream social is a whole new scene in Edmond. New businesses around every corner are serving up delightful varieties and bringing back a sense of community along with it.
419 S Littler Avenue
Guests gathered around picnic tables on the lawn and front porch while children played yard games and adorned the sidewalk with chalk masterpieces. The atmosphere, the staff, and, of course, the ice cream, make this charming cottage-based business simply perfection. My 6-year-old couldn’t get enough of his in-house made Andes Mint Chocolate Chip (or his color-changing spoon)!
Rolling Ice Cream and Crepes
309 S Bryant Ave
My kiddos were mesmerized by the creation of the sweet treat as it transformed right in front of their eyes from liquid to rolled ice cream. Go for the Mrs. Reese’s with chocolate wafers and you will not be disappointed.
Andy’s Frozen Custard
150th and Penn
Can’t beat the “Jitterbug Concrete.” Anything that combines vanilla frozen custard and espresso is a winner in my book. If you haven’t tried frozen custard, you are missing out. It has a thicker consistency than ice cream, thanks to its added ingredient of pasteurized egg yolk, and it is egg-cellent (pun intended). Don’t take my word for it, you can create your own custom combination!!
130 N. Broadway
This is one island my family would love to be stranded on. This combination wine bar and coffee shop has something for everyone and on the evening we visited there was also live music. Gelato is an Italian creation similar to ice cream and custard but with a denser taste experience. The peanut butter cup flavor was a family favorite.
Roxy’s Ice Cream Social
Oak Grove (122nd & N. MacArthur) and Plaza District
Some men bring home flowers, some men write love notes…my husband brings home Roxy’s. Most, if not all, wrongs are made right with a pint of their salted caramel! Husbands take note–Roxy’s is opening an Edmond location in Covell Village.
So, what will it be: ice cream, custard, gelato? Decisions, decisions!
Luckily, you live in Edmond where you have all the resources you need to make this important life choice! I wish you all the best in your research and a Happy National Ice Cream Day in advance.
An Edmond resident of 5 years, Bethany Schwarz is the mother of 3 active children (6, 5, and 18m). She is in pursuit of building community while getting to know her neighbors through story and shared experience.