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Treat Yo’ Self: It’s National Ice Cream Month!

This July, don’t skimp out on dessert

Sundae with Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Market at EDITION

I scream, you scream, we al(ways) scream for ice cream! This July, celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a scoop of everyone’s favorite childhood dessert at Miami’s best area restaurants. We’ve helped you out by telling you where to go and what to order. (You can thank us later.)

Market at EDITION
How to get your ice cream fix: Get the decadent Sundae with Salted Caramel Ice Cream—it’s topped with candied peanuts, popcorn whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and all your ice-cream-sundae dreams.

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
How to get your ice cream fix: When it comes time for dessert, order the Semifreddo Al Gianduja. “Semifreddo” is an Italian dessert with a frozen mousse-like consistency, and this one is chocolate-hazelnut flavored and topped with caramelized bananas and (you guessed it!) torrone gelato.

How to get your ice cream fix: Restaurateur Mark Soyka has long been known for creating longstanding restaurants, in uniquely beautiful settings, that give you that luxe “Welcome Home” kind of feel. Order the Blueberry Bourbon Cobbler and you’ll see what we mean. It’s not an ice cream dessert per say, but to balance out its hearty pecan streusel, it comes with a refreshing scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

How to get your ice cream fix: This upscale Italian haunt makes its own Sorbets of the Day worth raving about—think: mandarin, lemon, and peach-tiramisu flavors, to name a few.

Fontana at The Biltmore
How to get your ice cream fix: It doesn’t get much more indulgent than The Biltmore, and at Fontana, even the ice cream selection proves that to be true. After dinner, order from its Assorted Sorbet & Gelato menu. They all come with homemade biscotti and berries, and there’s everything from mango, strawberry, lemon, coconut, passion fruit, and raspberry sorbet, to chocolate, pistachio, coffee, and vanilla gelato.

Ortanique on the Mile
How to get your ice cream fix: For something light, choose from the restaurant’s daily Sorbet and Ice Cream Selections (they always come with an almond tulle!), but for something a little more filling, get the Sticky Toffee Pudding. It’s topped with a toffee butter sauce and a sweet scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor