01. GRAB A CONE WITH SOME HISTORY
Opened in 1950, Bo’s Ice Cream (above) is Tampa’s oldest ice cream shop and now in its fourth generation of ownership. When it’s warm outside, it’s impossible to drive up Florida Avenue without seeing Bo’s picnic tables full of families, couples and Tampanians of all kinds digging into ice cream sundaes, dip-top cones and upside-down banana splits to fend off the evening heat.
Bo’s Ice Cream > 813 302 9644 7101 N. Florida Ave. | Tampa, FL 33604
02. TRY A TAMPA-INSPIRED FLAVOR
Ybor City’s Chill Bros. makes its own flavors in its Seventh Avenue scoop shop every weekday, resulting in new and unique variations from week to week. But a number of its signature flavors pay homage to local history with ingredients and flavors that are distinctly Tampa. Try the guava pastele, cafe con leche chunk or Sicilian pastelito for a taste of the
Cigar City. Chill Bros. > 813 247 2767 1910 E. 7th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 | chillbros.com
03. PICK A UNIQUE ICE CREAM VESSEL
The waffle cone has gotten an upgrade. Chill Bar Ice Cream near the University of South Florida whips up these Instagram-friendly, Hong Kong-style bubble waffles to envelop what is essentially an entire ice cream sundae. The Very Berry “puffle cone” combines strawberry ice cream, strawberry topping, whipped cream and Fruity Pebbles, while the Cappuccino Kahlua “puffle” gives a cool jolt with Kahlua fudge ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and sprinkles.
Chill Bar Ice Cream > 813 899 1616 11506 N. 56th St. | Temple Terrace, FL 33617 chillbaricecream.com