The Alexis Show – Green Tea Ice Cream at The Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia (VIDEO)


note that this video was previously shared on July 30th, 2014

Welcome to The Alexis Show!  This week’s episode features a  behind-the-scenes look at how The Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia makes their green tea ice cream and what inspired them to add the flavor the menu.

There are few places that can take you back in time while also sending your senses into a moment of delicious delight. The Franklin Fountain, an old fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain in Philadelphia, is a “time machine of authentic flavors and ambiance,” according to co-owner and confectioner imagineer, Eric Berley.

Originally an 1890’s bar, the historic building that houses the sweet treats  had been lovingly restored and enhanced by the Berley brothers almost 10 years ago with 100-year old marble counters and original soda fountains (just to name a few). While their menu boasts endless tastes of the past, a tea lover’s favorite would be their green tea ice cream handcrafted with culinary grade matcha green tea powder.

Proudly named after Benjamin Franklin (who happened to live within steps of the ice cream parlor), The Franklin Fountain looks back to his past to inspire their menu, like with their green tea ice cream that is rooted in Franklin’s interest in the “exotic east.”

The Franklin Fountain
116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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About Author

Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and writer living in Philadelphia. She is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the USA. As a tea enthusiast, she writes about her steeped adventures on her website and blog, teaspoons & petals, teaches a series of culinary tea classes, and develops tea-infused recipes for restaurants. She also consults with tea companies, developing tea programs and creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been published in Anthology Magazine, Grid Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Remedy Quarterly, Women's Health Magazine and Design*Sponge.

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