The Franklin Fountain is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

1. The Franklin Fountain

9.4
116 Market St (at Letitia St), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Center City East · 243 tips and reviews

Tameika A.Tameika Allen: I had the rocky road and it was amazing!! Fresh and perfectly made!! Great ice cream!! Waffle cones were sturdy and didn't fall apart when the ice cream started to melt

Travel ChannelTravel Channel: Get the Mt. Vesuvius -- a mountain of homemade chocolate ice cream erupting with hot fudge, brownie chunks and whipped cream. --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation

Emily T.Emily Tran: A bit pricey but Franklin Fountain isn't just an ice cream shop -- it's an experience!

Custard & Cakes Creamery is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

2. Custard & Cakes Creamery

9.1
5461 Ridge Ave (btwn Righter & Hermit), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Manayunk · 20 tips and reviews

Phil K.Phil Katz: Great old-school custard shop. Outside the city but worth the trek. Open seasonally.

Jocelyn B.Jocelyn Brody: There's a long line for a reason-- it's THAT good! And well worth the wait!

James T.James Thomas: One of best ice cream jawns in the city. Milkshake sizes are freakin ridiculous. Love it!

Lil' Pop Shop is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

3. Lil' Pop Shop

9.0
265 S 44th St (btwn Locust & Spruce), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Spruce Hill · 33 tips and reviews

cyn k.cyn k: creative and unique popsicles (like mango and sriracha!). they have hot chocolate in the winter too.

Abdul-Aliy M.Abdul-Aliy Muhammad: Try Vietnamese ice coffee!

Vinayak M.Vinayak M: Chocolate caramel brownie flavor. Cannot go wrong with it

Capogiro Gelato Artisans is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

4. Capogiro Gelato Artisans

9.4
119 S 13th St (at Sansom St), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Center City East · 133 tips and reviews

CatherineCatherine: Dark chocolate is amazing. It goes well with other flavors as well.

Jessica T.Jessica T: Avocado is amazing!

LyssLyss: omg this place probably has the BEST pistachio gelato out of any ive ever had. its now my favorite. def need to try it.

Little Baby's Ice Cream Shop is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

5. Little Baby's Ice Cream Shop

8.9
2311 Frankford Ave (btw York & Dauphin), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · North Philadelphia · 44 tips and reviews

E W.E W: Best ice cream ever. Favorites? Peanut Butter Maple Tarragon & Coconut Chai

Lillia A.Lillia Andrules: Try the 6 mini scoops for $6. It's super awesome to get a taste of everything and you can definitely share it or have it to yourself. The staff is super friendly and helpful too!

Little Baby's I.Little Baby's Ice Cream: Get a real job!

Big Gay Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

6. Big Gay Ice Cream

8.7
521 S Broad St (at South St), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Avenue of the Arts South · 16 tips and reviews

Larisa G.Larisa Grollemond: Can't go wrong here, from the specialty sundaes to a classic cone with sprinkles (don't forget the sprinkles, they're made in house and they put them in the come under the ice cream!)

Allison K.Allison Kasic: Get the Salty Pimp.

Richard F.Richard Fisher: The ice cream is soft serve, made in-house with dairy from local farms. The ice cream itself is delicious, what they do to it is magical. Start with the Salty Pimp and work your way through the rest.

Bassett's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

7. Bassett's Ice Cream

8.7
45 N 12th St (at Reading Terminal Market), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Chinatown · 56 tips and reviews

Justin O.Justin Ordoveza: A wonderful ice cream shop with rich and creamy flavors. Anything with chocolate is a must.

USA TODAYUSA TODAY: Open since 1861, this is America's oldest ice cream company! Don't miss the Peanut Butter Dream shake. Read more.

Tom S.Tom Schin: Go small. The portions are huge

Lil' Pop Shop is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

8. Lil' Pop Shop

8.6
Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Center City · 3 tips and reviews

Keren V.Keren Veisblatt Toledano: Incredibly cute, uplifting shop with pastries, homemade popsicles, free wifi and Rival Bros. coffee!

Glo T.Glo T: Garden mint chocolate was SO refreshing! (small pop next to a large pop wrapper)

Tahai Michelle B.Tahai Michelle Baik: Green tea mochi is THE best 🍵🍦💚

Philly Flavors is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

9. Philly Flavors

8.5
2004 Fairmount Ave (at 20th St.), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Fairmount - Art Museum · 39 tips and reviews

Kristel B.Kristel Buschan: I had the waffle sandwich with mocha chocolate ice cream😍 it was amazing and so rich in flavor

Scott G.Scott Gross: Best ice cream in Fairmount. Also, only ice cream in fairmount.

Jennifer S.Jennifer S: The crazy vanilla is vanilla ice cream plus rainbow sprinkles mixed in (really good). This place is very responsibly priced and you get a lot for your money. The cookie dough was excellent.

Rita's Water Ice is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

10. Rita's Water Ice

8.4
5420 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Manayunk · 14 tips and reviews

Tomo H.Tomo H: mango water ice is so good!

DaveDave: Drive-thru! One of the few!

Chase P.Chase Parsons: Blendini with Heath, coffee custard, and fudge ice. Very good.

Rita's Water Ice is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

11. Rita's Water Ice

8.3
235 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Center City East · 11 tips and reviews

AjAj: Got addicted to the custard while I was in Philly, so glad there is a NY location.

LyssLyss: get the gelati, a winner HANDS down

Cali W.Cali Wilder: All you need

Bredenbeck's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

12. Bredenbeck's Ice Cream

8.2
8126 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Chestnut Hill · 7 tips and reviews

Emily F.Emily Farricker: One of Philly’s best ice cream shops. Big selection of flavours and toppings that you and the kids will enjoy.

Robert L.Robert Ledbetter: Gotta go with the guatemalan ripple if you love coffee

Jon C.Jon Chen: Gadzooks for chocolate lovers!! Also the decor is awesome in general.

More Than Just Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

13. More Than Just Ice Cream

8.4
1119 Locust St (btwn 11th & 12th), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Washington Square West · 36 tips and reviews

OliviaOlivia: Birthday cake flavored ice cream is amazing! Has chunks of cake in it too! Nom

Julie S.Julie Sawyer: Birthday cake ice cream was Amazing!!!

Phillip S.Phillip Seamon: Red Velvet cup cakes yum!

Little Baby's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

14. Little Baby's Ice Cream

8.2
4903 Catharine St (at 49th St), Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Cedar Park · 16 tips and reviews

Bob S.Bob Somerville: The best ice cream ever, so creative, ALL good. Try the tasting flight!

Andrew N.Andrew Nusca: Get a scoop of birch beer vanilla bean, sit at the window and watch passersby see you and suddenly realize that this block just got a million times better.

Nicole J.Nicole Jackson: Try the everything bagel ice cream! It sounds crazy but it's delicious!

I CE NY is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia.

15. I CE NY

8.1
1016 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
Ice Cream Shop · Chinatown · No tips or reviews