On hot summer days in Kent, there’s no better way to cool off than with an ice cold ice cream cone or other frozen treat. Fortunately, there are a few spots just a short drive from LATITUDE at Kent. Here are our three favorite spots to chill.
Frozen Custard Worth Shouting For
A true Kent original, Stoddard’s Homemade Custard Style Ice Cream on West Main Street has been handing out treats since 1948. Made fresh daily, their ice cream is extra creamy and smooth, and available in a wide variety of flavors, depending on the season and the day. There’s also a daily special flavor, and they also do homemade frozen yogurt, a low-fat sorbet, dairy-free sherbet, a fat-free option, and a no-sugar-added variety, so there is literally an option for everybody. Definitely worth the eight-minute drive.
Someone in Your Korner
When all you need is a good cold cone in a hurry, you can’t go wrong with Katie’s Korner Homemade Ice Cream, just a four-minute drive from your door. This no-frills franchise off South Water Street carries an extensive list of flavors, featuring all your favorites and few outliers – like Cherry Cordial, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, and even Grape! They also serve sherbets as well as no-sugar-added options including sweet-sounding picks like Fudge Ripple, Milky Way, and Peanut Butter Fudge. When there’s no time to waste, Katie’s is your go-to place!
Ice Cream, Meet Cookie
Not strictly an ice cream parlor, Insomnia Cookies on South Water Street gets its name for staying open till 1 AM and baking delicious cookies. They get on our list by also serving scoops of ice cream, pints and quarts, Monster Cookie Sundaes, something called a Cookie Butter Bomb, which combines ice cream, cookie butter, and your choice of toppings, aaaaand – last, but not least – amazing ice cream sandwiches. You seriously have to see these things to believe them. Imagine it: two full-size cookies, each in your choice of flavor, from chocolate chunk to M&M’s to snickerdoodle, with a huge scoop of ice cream squeezed into their center. Diabolical.
For more great places near LATITUDE at Kent to eat, chill, or hang out, check out our Neighborhood page.