Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness
Frozen Treat Alert: Gelati
Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness was started way back in 1984 by a firefighter in the Philadelphia area, and the product was marketed as “Water Ice,” a term that Rita’s still uses on their website when citing the historical significance of flavored ice.
Evidently, Water Ice is a regional term for Italian Ice. That’s what I’m assuming. The website didn’t really seem to clear it up. Have you heard of the term “Water Ice?” Where does it come from?
Flavored ice is always good, by any name. I don’t have a gripe, per se, I just would like someone to clear it up for me. Maybe it’s an attempt to set people at ease, and let all customers know that it is in fact water that is being frozen and flavored, and nothing else.
This particular concoction is what Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness calls a “Gelati.”
Layered custard and ice. The photo is a lemon ice and vanilla custard gelati. It’s a large. $4.49.
What’s your favorite version of flavored ice?
- Italian Ice
- Ice Kachang
Is there a flavored ice treat from your neck of the woods that’s not on the list?
Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness won’t please anyone seeking authentic Italian Ice. Although home made every day, like the custard, and very fresh, the ice has a mainstream kind of flavor.
It’s trying to please every palate, but it’s tasty and will definitely keep you cool.
My kids sure loved it.
With the summer we’re having right now, anyone trying to keep me cool is worth a shout out.
I also happen to be a stone-cold sucker for frozen treats. They’re my weakness in the summertime.
The Nielsen’s post was with my family. We had fun.
Check out Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness if you’re in the area and need a cool down. You’ll be glad you did. lvfrankg
693 N Stephanie St
Henderson, NV 89014