Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach
South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered.
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But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real deal, there are plenty of places to turn.
Icy treats can be traced all the way back to the Persians who would save snow in cold underground chambers until it was hot out and then pour grape juice on it. The Arabs are thought to be the first culture to incorporate cream instead of just frozen water. And the Chinese are credited with the first device that churned the frozen goods into what we would recognize as sorbet or ice cream. It wasn't until the 1500s that ice cream made its way to Europe and the rest of the Western world.
From crazy flavors and adult-only scoops, to design-your-own ice cream cookie sandwiches and a sundae that has everything but the kitchen sink; here's our list of Broward and Palm Beach County's favorite spots to get summer's most essential treat, ice cream.
279 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL