Is there anything more refreshing than a delicious ice cream cone on a hot summer day? Our Delaware County personal injury lawyers love visiting the numerous ice cream shops around Swarthmore when we’re looking for a tasty, refreshing treat during the summer. A trip to the ice cream shop is a great bonding experience that the whole family can enjoy. Some of our favorite places to go for ice cream in this area include:

Crave Creamery

Crave Creamery is without a doubt our favorite ice cream shop in the Swarthmore area. We find ourselves returning here again and again. They offer more than just ice cream, including a wide array of flavors of gelato and milkshakes. The interior is decked out in a cute cow theme, and one scoop is known as a “calf” while two scoops are the “cow” size. Everything here is homemade and actually more affordable than nearby Cold Stone Creamery.

Some of our favorite flavors at Crave Creamery include:

  • Blueberry Pie
  • Party Cake
  • Cappuccino Crunch
  • Cotton Candy
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery is a chain which offers a huge selection of ice cream flavors and toppings, along with frozen yogurt, sorbet, cakes, cupcakes, and more. Toppings are mixed in with your ice cream, which means you have the freedom to come up with your own flavors as well. They also offer a wide range of signature creations.

We’re big fans of the following flavors at Cold Stone Creamery:

  • Banana Caramel Crunch
  • Strawberry Short And Sweet
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Cookie Doughn’t You Want Some
  • Apple Pie A La Cold Stone


Baskin-Robbins is another excellent chain offering a large selection of delicious ice creams, sundaes, cakes, milkshakes, smoothies, and other beverages. This location is housed adjacently to a Dunkin’ Donuts, so you can grab an ice cream and coffee all in the same trip. We love visiting Baskin-Robbins for a refreshing dessert during our lunch breaks during the summer.

We recommend trying the following flavors here:

  • Caramel Turtle Truffle
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Mousse Royal
  • Caramel Chocolate Crunch

Ridley Water Ice

If you’re looking to mix it up and have some water ice instead of ice cream, Ridley Water Ice is always a great choice. They also offer soft-serve ice cream here. We find that the water ice here is just the right amount of sweetness and the perfect consistency – not too watery but just watery enough.

Some of our favorite flavors here include:

  • Cherry
  • Mango
  • Lemon
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Raiderade (combination of lemon, lime, and margarita flavors)

Rita’s Italian Ice

Rita’s Italian Ice has been a local staple in southeastern PA for decades. We love stopping in here for the variety of Italian ice, cream ice, frozen custard, sundaes, gelati, milkshakes, and other frozen treats they have to offer. The flavor choices you have here are simply unmatched.

You’re sure to find several flavors that you love at Rita’s, but some of our favorites include:

  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Sour Patch Kids Red
  • Wild Black Cherry
  • Raspberry Lemonade