Ultimate Philly Frozen Treats Bracket: What’s the best summer refresher in town?

From 150-year-old mainstays to fancy new upstarts, and hand-dipped cones to slush-filled cups, we’ve listed 32 of the best places in Philly. Vote now!

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Danya Henninger / Billy Penn
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On a hot summer day, few things are better than a cool, sweet snack. It’s refreshing, it’s delicious, it’s a quick and easy way to feel like a kid again. Sure, most times you’re out in the hot sun and looking for a pick-me-up, you just hit up whatever’s nearby. But there are several parlors, creameries and shops that deserve destination status — worth a special trip just to bask in their restorative delight.

From 150-year-old mainstays to fancy new upstarts, and hand-dipped cones to slush-filled cups, we’ve listed 32 of the best places to get frozen treats in Philly. (Note: We limited the field to walk-up counters, not sit-down restaurants.)

Vote for your favorites below, then check back next week to find out who made it to Round 2 in the Ultimate Philly Frozen Treats Bracket.

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