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Bassetts Ice Cream
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Today 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Reading Terminal Market 45 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
45 North 12th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19107
$Ice Cream ShopToday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMMonday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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More than 40 flavors of ice cream are sold by the cone, cup & container at this neighborhood spot.- Google
"I've used a dab of vanilla, butterscotch, coffee and others and always superb."
"I had the Guatemalan Ripple on a sugar cone and my cuz had Peanut Butter Swirl."
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Justin Hagen
a month ago
I usually am a custard fan but this ice cream was as smooth as butter. I was so surprised, easily the best ice cream I have eaten. It is not about the gourmet toppings or mix-ins(they are average here) as it is more about the wonderful traditional underlying ice cream recipe.
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Max Bialystock
9 months ago
Bassett's is the "BEST" ice cream you'll ever eat. Flavor, smooth but not "over the top" creamy consistency and always true to the "Philadelphia ice cream recipe" helps make it the best. Unlike the "french recipe" of over the top use of cream, Bassett's uses milk and doesn't have that heavy cream consistency. Just a perfect delicious experience. Made in Philly region and uses their recipe [milk] and every flavor is great. From vanilla to chocolate and the rainbow of flavors in between. Forget Ben & Jerry and Hagn Das[sic] which are too heavy with cream and are pre-occupied putting chocolate in most of their selection. (Cherry Garcia would be better without the chocolate{although it's good hard dark chocolate). Breyer's was similar before Kraft bought it and altered it's excellent taste and consistency. Remember, those flecks of vanilla beans and pieces of Strawberry? Well Kraft denies altering recipe but it's not as good as it was. "Since 18?? and still primo. Try a dab in your coffee or ice cream soda. I've used a dab of vanilla, butterscotch, coffee and others and always superb. Bassett's reins as the best. Bassett's should be more widely available in more outlets around country but this five star product is fairly priced and worth blowing out a pint in a sitting with no remorse. Ps. I'm told that Bassett's will make a custom flavor. PPs. God bless America & Bassett's.
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Aaron Victor
a year ago
Terrific flavors and served at the perfect temperature. I had the Guatemalan Ripple on a sugar cone and my cuz had Peanut Butter Swirl. Both were top notch. I also learned that Bassett is the first company to sell ice cream in the USA. Don't leave Reading Terminal Market without a double scoop.
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Bruce Segal
a year ago
I love the chocolate marshmallow and the peach ice cream (it has chunks of peaches in it). It's a favorite stop on my BESegal Ice Cream Tour of Philly. I believe Bassett's is made by Pott's Ice Cream according to e Bassett's family recipes. So be on the look out for shops that sell Pott's Ice Cream b/c it's great too.
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Andrew Brown
a week ago
My favorite ice cream in the area. It's usually busy, though so it does have a bit of a wait.
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Daniel Parks
4 months ago
This is hands down my favorite place to get ice cream in Philly. The butterscotch vanilla and macadamia nut are to die for and I like the bar-style seating. You might have to wait in line for a few minutes but it is definitely worth it.
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Lou Kohn
a week ago
Every time I am in the area I make it my effort to get myself some of this ice cream!
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Ping Fu
2 months ago
Very creamy, not too sugary traditional ice cream.