With winter out of the way and Savannah’s scorching spring and summer weather coming, there’s no time like now to check out Savannah’s Ice Cream Shops.
Below Zero Rolled Ice Cream on Ellis Square
Below Zero started on Broughton Street in a tiny space shared with Savannah Seafood Shack. Their ice cream uses a unique process native to Thailand for its production . Ice cream connoisseurs pour cream onto a metal plate set to below freezing temperatures. They add the decided flavors, and then chop and mix everything together. The cream is spread very thin over and over until it is the right consistency and rolled into ice cream. Toppings of the customers choice—nuts, chocolate, fruit or candies—are then added and voila! One rolled up and ravishing ice cream cup made at below zero temperatures.
With unique flavors that have a Southern flare, it’s no surprise that this shop has some great reviews and people lining up at the door.
Its popularity prompted owners David and Christine Cutlip to open a second location, which focused on the ice cream, but also offers small bites and provides guests a fun place to relax.
“This is truly more of a place to hang out and rest your feet, because we are offering more of a dessert bar, café type of atmosphere,” said Timmy Tsoi, who owns the business with his daughter, Christine. “We want to create a more trendy, upbeat type of place to hang out.”
In addition, Below Zero’s “City Market” location at 10 Barnard St. also offers Bubble Tea and their new Popping Pearl Tea, which is similar to Bubble Tea but with fruit juice-filled spheres that burst instead of chewy tapioca balls.
Tsoi says, “When you think about dessert, it’s all about having fun”.
Ben & Jerry’s Finds a Home on Broughton Street
On the other side of the Historic District, all the way from Vermont, Ben & Jerry’s has made its way to Georgia’s First City. They are serving up long-time favorites and well-known flavors.
The ice cream comes in cups and small or large waffle cones, with or without dips. Try them in the form of a scoop, cake, smoothie, milkshake, sundae, a pint or pint slice. Now anyone downtown can enjoy a national favorite and doesn’t have to venture to the grocery store to find it!
These are just a few recent additions to the cool cuisine that’s keeping everyone’s temperature down on hot days. Savannah Square Pops, has hit Savannah and specializes in organic popsicles. Made from natural ingredients, their assortment expands the dessert scene. Flavors range from Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle to Strawberry Balsamic and Georgia Peach.
Scooped, rolled or in popsicle form, ice-cream is being served all around Savannah, and the people are eating it up. Cool off this spring and enjoy Savannah’s ice cream shops!