Just about every time I answered the call of the summer ding-a-ling and ran to the ice cream truck, I bought—OK, Mom purchased—an ice cream bar dipped in a dark and flavorful coating. Cold and refreshing ice cream covered in chocolate—a double treat that in the summer sun you hurried to eat before it ran down the stick onto your knuckles.
I’ve seen a lot of jokes on social media about how people are using ice cream as a coping mechanism during the coronavirus pandemic. So for this month’s restaurant review, we decided to try out a couple of our local ice cream shops because SAME.
Some of our favorite seasonal ice cream stands finally have reopened, and we couldn’t be more excited. Looking for a new place to try? We’re here to help: We’ve rounded up some of the best ice cream stands in Stark County. Sorry, ice cream stores—we’re skipping you this month in favor of places where we can order and eat outside. Here are some of our picks.
These fun breakfast pops are essentially a frozen smoothie on a stick. Creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, with a subtle sweetness that comes mostly from the fruit itself, they are a playfully cool way to start the day.
Who says you can’t have a gigantic sundae for supper some summer night? The timeless turtle sundae and old-fashioned banana split are understandably popular at Taggarts. “Our scoops are very big,” said manager Jimmy Kemp. “We don’t mess around with ice cream.” Open since 1926, Taggarts is an old-fashioned Canton landmark.
Now that it is October, I feel that it is finally appropriate to eat and drink everything pumpkin. I admit that I didn’t wait till October to try some delicious pumpkin treats. I’m not sure when the pumpkin trend became popular, but it’s still going strong.
By the time you’re reading this, hopefully summer will be hitting on all cylinders, and you will be seeking some fun places to cool off. Here are our five recommendations for some of the best places to swim