May ’17

May 2, 2017

In Memory of Ralph Archibald Having the job of recounting the life at Ben Franklin’s gravesite prior to opening The Franklin Fountain, you’d think I would have been prepared for the death of Dr. Franklin. I wasn’t; however, keeping his memory alive continues my work here… I fondly recall the tingle down my spine the […]

April ’17

April 14, 2017

We’re so HOPPY this EGGcellent flavor is back in the shop! Commemorate the centennial of WWI Saturday, April 8th at the Lansdowne theater, with screenings of “Memories of the Great War”, costumed historians, and enjoy The Franklin Fountain fresh doughnuts and coffee, a la the Salvation Army efforts. If you are in Philadelphia, there’s nothing […]

March ’17

March 21, 2017

Put a Spring in Your Step! Whiskey Ice Cream At The Franklin Fountain, we are celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick with our Whiskey Ice Cream. This year we’ve partnered with New Liberty Distillery and are using Brothership Irish-American Whiskey. Let Us Put a Spring In Your Step With Our St. Patrick’s Day Offerings! At […]

January ’17

January 6, 2017

Parmesan Cheesecake Ice Cream In honor of Ben Franklin’s birthday on January 17th, we’ve adapted local Chef Walter Staib’s recipe for Parmesan Cheesecake into our latest ice cream flavor! A ribbon of crunchy Candied Walnuts in Brown Sugar offsets the rich tangy Cheesecake. If you haven’t seen A Taste of History with The City Tavern […]

December ’16

December 9, 2016

Shop Now for the Holidays Looking for a perfect holiday gift? Shop online, visit Shane Confectionery or Christmas Village at City Hall to peruse our selection of unique and delicious treats. Then reward yourself with a trip to The Franklin Fountain, the Shane Chocolate Café, or our Confectionery Cabin at Winterfest! Gift Certificates for both […]

November ’16

November 4, 2016

Confectionery Cabin, Opening November 25th The Franklin Fountain returns to the RiverRink on the Delaware. With piping hot cups of decadent and delicious Drinking Chocolates and Hot Cocoas, the ever popular House-Made Some’mores and Marshmallows for roasting over the fire pits, and seasonal Ice Creams, our Confectionery Cabin is worth a visit! Come enjoy ice-skating and […]

October ’16

October 7, 2016

Autumnal Ice Cream Cinnamon and Sea Salt Caramel have returned. Warm up with our Cinnamon Ice Cream made with Cinnamon from Red Ape; it’s non-GMO, organic, and 5% of the profits go towards helping orangutans. The Cinnamon is packed by Pearl Buck Center, an organization that provides work for those with developmental disabilities. Our Sea […]

September ’16

September 9, 2016

Sour Apple Fancy Ice Tart local “Crabbies” mixed with Granny Smith Apples pack a puckering punch, now available at Spruce Harbor locations. This Real Fruit Fancy Ice pairs well with our Vanilla Bean Custard as an end of season Layered Luau. Back To School Milkshake Try Concord Grape and Peanut Butter Ice Creams mixed into […]

August ’16

August 5, 2016

Paw Paw Ice Cream A fruit native to North America, Paw Paw is part of our Forgotten Flavors series at The Franklin Fountain. A cross between a floral banana and a sweet mango, the pulpy flesh matures sweetly in late summer. It’s hard to believe these exotic beauties grow naturally nearby. Look for it late […]

July ’16

July 1, 2016

The Patriot Layered RED Raspberry Ice, BLUEberry Ice Cream (also available in dairy-free), mixed Berry Compote, topped with Whipped Cream, and sprinkled with WHITE chocolate shavings.  The perfect patriotic parfait! RED Raspberry Ice Berry season is upon us and we are diving in!  Ring in the summer with ripe Red Raspberry Ice!  The flavor of […]

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