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From Our Editors
Contrary to its name, Rita’s is more than just Italian ice – it’s creamy frozen custard, mouth-watering milkshakes, custom sundaes with endless topping combinations, and the signature gelati. This cool treat consists of a layer of creamy frozen custard, topped with freshly made Italian ice, and then topped with a dollop of even creamier frozen custard. The gelati, along with a construction team that demands to be paid in sprinkles, has helped Rita's expand to more than 600 Italian ice stores in the United States over nearly three decades. The franchise has become so popular that it even made the top of Zagat's list of Best Quick Refreshment chains in 2012.
But the expansion would mean nothing if the desserts themselves weren't delicious. Thankfully, Rita's carries a variety of flavors, which are made fresh daily and run the gamut from mango, to mint chocolate chip, to cotton candy. The shops also serve frozen custard, cream ice, milkshakes, sundaes, and other tasty frozen concoctions—each waiting to be piled with limitless toppings. To keep taste buds tempted, Rita's consistently adds inventive and seasonal flavors to their menu. Among these are chocolate covered strawberry cream ice, strawberry watermelon Italian ice, and sugar free dragonfruit.