We all scream for ice cream

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Looking to beat the Fort Lauderdale heat? Is the AC just not enough anymore? Stop by some of these unique shops in SoFlo.

Wilton Creamery

Just one of the varieties of delicious whipped cream offered at Wilton Creamery. Printed with permission from M. Rinka
Just one of the varieties of delicious whipped cream offered at Wilton Creamery.
Printed with permission from M. Rinka

The bouncy music and disco lights at Wilton Creamery are hardly the most exciting things found at this spot. With a variety of flavors and base options, from dairy-free to no sugar added to “dog friendly,” you know you’re in for something special the minute you walk through the door.

“It’s not corporate ice cream,” said owner D.J. Colby, with a new batch forming behind him. “I come up with every recipe myself, this is the only place you can get it.”

In addition to their deliciously creamy house-made ice cream, they also offer a variety of equally creative toppings. You can add boba to your confection, as well as balsamic roasted strawberries, citron-infused Maldon salt or chipotle cocoa powder for more adventurous folk. Oh, and did I mention they have nine different flavors of whipped cream?

2301 Wilton Drive C-4

Wilton Manors, FL 33305

Price range: $5-$10

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Like to be in control of your froyo? If you’re also looking for a classic frozen yogurt shop experience, head on over to Menchie’s. Menchie’s lets you have what you want, the way you want it. You can choose from sorbets and self-serve yogurts which change with the seasons such as the “apple of my pie” and “harvest pumpkin”. There are also buffet-style toppings allowing you to pick from a variety of fruits, candies and sauces. Menchie’s also offers seasonal flavors like salted maple pecan, as well as the unique opportunity to collect specialty spoons. There’s sure to be an option for everyone with low-fat, non-fat, kosher, low-carb and no sugar added yogurts.

4900 S University Dr #103

Davie, FL 33328

Price range: $2-$10

FuZen Rolled Ice Cream

The trip to the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is worth the drive for this mango and strawberry rolled ice cream. Print with permission from M. Rinka
The trip to the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is worth the drive for this mango and strawberry rolled ice cream. Print with permission from M. Rinka

To find this hidden SoFlo gem, you’ll have to head to Yellow Green Farmer’s Market. Don’t let that discourage you, though – this place is far beyond just a market stall. When you go to FuZen Rolled Ice Cream, you’re not just getting a treat, you’re getting entertainment as well. Watching them chop up fruits, candies and sauces into your coconut or whole milk ice cream is exciting enough, and the Insta-worthy rolls meticulously topped by their ice cream engineers are out of this world. You can even get it sweetened with dates if you’re looking for a healthy option. Be sure to check out the farmer’s market while you’re eating your ice cream, and maybe catch another bite to eat or scoop up some fresh fruit.

                                           1940 N 30th Rd #261

                                           Hollywood, FL 33021

Price range: $5-$10

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