August 25, 2015
archiveGet To Know Cucumber Dill
We’ll be the first ones to acknowledge that we may have occasionally Pushed the Envelope with our flavors. While we have a deep respect for the Ice Cream tradition we carry on, we consider Ice Cream to be a blank canvas, meant to be transformed by the Creamer’s Creativity. Ice Cream is our origin and […]
August 20, 2015
archiveRead Up On ReAnimator Coffee
ReAnimator Coffee is an independent business in a different industry yet they share more than a few similarities with Little Baby’s Ice Cream. Our businesses began right around the same time in the summer of 2011, in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, and may or may not have both operated “illegally” out of their founders’ […]
August 18, 2015
archiveGet To Know ReAnimator Red Eye
If there’s one thing we’re about, it’s Ice Cream. If there are two things we’re about, the second one would probably be doing weird and delicious things with Ice Cream. If we could pick a third, it would be supporting and participating in our local community. Fourth would be the Comedy Rule Of Threes. But […]
August 12, 2015
archiveA Few Words About Pizza Brain
What can be said about Pizza Braina, the World’s First and Only Pizza Memorabilia Museum, that hasn’t already been said? For one, it should be known that they are a paramount piece of the puzzle that is the origin story of Little Baby’s Ice Cream. When LBIC was barely the germ of an idea being […]
August 11, 2015
archiveGet To Know Blackberry Sage
Some things are so good-looking that the viewer may be frustrated by their inedibility. Examples such as wax fruit or paintings of meals come to mind. In the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Ice Cream Photography, other substances are often substituted out of necessity, allowing that unsatisfied feeling to persist. The difficulty of making a substance […]
August 10, 2015
archiveMeet A Baby: Emily
Emily will be a sophomore at Elon University in the fall, where she studies Communication Design and Digital Art. She is the photography intern for Little Baby’s so you will see her around the shop as well as at mobile events snapping pics of the lovers of ice cream. Photography pretty much consumes her life […]
August 5, 2015
archiveThe Reinvestment Fund: Our Totally Rad Friend
Since our formation in 2011, Little Baby’s Ice Cream has had the good fortune to grow into a fairly robust enterprise. From one Flavorblaster Ice Cream tricycle came a fleet of four (4). From there came a brick and mortar World Headquarters, and from there our Cedar Park Embassy. We’d like to call your attention […]
August 4, 2015
archiveGet To Know Coffee Toffee
Recent acquaintances of ours may not be aware of our fascination/ fixation/ fondness for alliteration. It’s a thing. Longer-term fans may not have noticed that our Fijación Oral extends to rhyme, as well. In that light, Coffee Toffee just makes Sense. Its particularly realistic flavor is a result of an infusion of real coffee blended […]
July 28, 2015
archiveGet To Know Peach Granola
To all things, there is a season, and for peaches, that season is July. So, as July draws to a close (!) we felt it appropriate to pay homage to our favorite velvet-skinned fruit by reviving our classic Peach Granola; a recurring latesummer delicacy! While innovative, Peach Granola is, at heart, a traditional peach Ice […]
July 27, 2015
archiveSuperGhost: Inspiration Information
As people who like to think of themselves as creative types, we are deeply indebted to those dreamers and doers who have come before us. Without their fuel in our Ice Cream synthesizer, we would be starved for inspiration and our Ice Cream Utopia would be a dull and arid wasteland/ nightmarish meltscape. We exaggerate, […]
July 24, 2015
archiveUber Ice Cream Feat. Us!
Today is the Day! For one day only, from 11am to 5pm, popular ride sharing app Uber will double as an Ice Cream delivery service in cities around the world; We’re particularly excited to have been invited to be their Ice Cream supplier for the city of Philadelphia! This is their fourth annual #UberIceCream event […]
July 21, 2015
archiveGet To Know Rhubarb Fenugreek
There are some flavor combinations that are truly timeless, like peanut butter and jelly. There are other combinations that have been flirting with existence for what feels like forever and recently managed to seal the deal, like chocolate and salt. Then, there are the other ones. The ones that fly in the face of convention […]
July 15, 2015
archiveAn Ode To Haley Trikes
What is there to say about Philadelphia’s (and perhaps the nation’s) only one man, year round cargo tricycle builder? Here’s what: That one man, Stephen Horcha of Haley Trikes, is a notoriously friendly Midwesterner, an elusive jokester, and a maverick entrepreneur. Since moving to Philadelphia from Savannah, GA (by way of Michigan) in 2006, Stephen […]
July 14, 2015
archiveGet To Know Sour Cherry & Honey
Sour Cherry & Honey is one of our favorite seasonal flavors, and for good reason. It’s delicious! Subjectivity aside: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? Let us answer, in reverse order! How: We begin, as we often do, with our Super-Premium dairy Ice Cream base, sourced with love from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, […]
July 13, 2015
archiveThe Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown: Looking Back
This past weekend, Little Baby’s Ice Cream was invited to the World Famous Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown — a homemade Ice Cream competition. Representatives from our notable stalwart Ice Cream contemporaries Ample Hills Creamery, Cool Haus, Malai, and our own Pete comprised the panel of featured judges. In addition to delicate palate fine tuning and […]
July 8, 2015
archiveLBIC Summer 2015 Mixtape
Summertime truly is a Special Time, and we feel the only way to encapsulate our appreciation for this wonderful season is in Song. To that end, we will be compiling mixtape of all of our favorite Dessert Dance Ditties and Ice Cream Anthems. However, to really heat things up, we need your help! We’ll be […]
July 7, 2015
archiveGet To Know Mint Julep
The Mint Julep, one of the oldest known cocktails, is a staple of the American South most commonly associated with the Kentucky Derby. Each year, over the course of derby weekend, equine racing enthusiasts assembled at Louisville, KY’s Churchill Downs consume almost one hundred and twenty thousand of them! Like Ice Cream, the Mint Julep […]
July 3, 2015
archiveThe Summer 2015 Affogato Road Show
Philadelphia, PA. In Two Thousand Thirteen, a lone transportable freezer hit the road, rolling all the way from Frankford Avenue in Fishtown to Sydenham Street in Center city. The intrepid freezer was full of Delicious Little Baby’s Ice Creams, promised to be wed with Divine Elixr Espressos. The match, they said, must have been made […]
June 30, 2015
archiveGet To Know Blueberry Ginger
As one of our Founding Flavors and one of our most popular recurring seasonal varieties, Blueberry Ginger holds a special place on our menu and in our hearts. While the name isn’t as much of a mouthful as Chocolate Salt Malt or Earl Grey Sriracha, it still manages to take the partaker on a simultaneously […]
June 23, 2015
archiveGet To Know Thai Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea, one of our most visually striking and literally named Ice Creams, is inspired by Thai iced tea, a tea based beverage popular throughout Southeast Asia. Essentially, sugar and condensed milk are mixed into strongly brewed tea, which is then poured over ice. Often, additional spices such as star anise or tamarind seed […]
June 22, 2015
archiveOur Tour of Trickling Springs Creamery: Part 2: Hamilton Heights
The second half of our tour took us through the entire milk production process, from the cows and grass to to the processing plant where we had started the day. About 10 minutes outside the heart of Chambersburg, PA lies Hamilton Heights Dairy, where farmer Cliff Hawlbaker showed us the workings of his family’s 6th […]
June 22, 2015
archiveOur Tour of Trickling Springs Creamery: Part 1: The Production Facility
Possibly the most important part of our Ice Cream is the Ice Cream itself. We talk about the flavors we add, but the Super-Premium Ice Cream base is an indispensable medium: A blank canvas, if you will. With that in mind, we recently took a trip to Chambersburg, PA to explore the dairy that produces […]
June 17, 2015
archiveFantastic, Fresh, and Fruitful Flavors Unfurled! How Fortunate!
Friends, we find ourselves in the full swing of Fresh Fruit Season! To take advantage of this bountiful harvest of natural deliciousness, we have elected to produce not one or two but THREE new and new-ish flavors, all of which will be hitting dipping cabinets Philadelphia-wide this weekend. ‘Tis the season for fruit to sweeten […]
June 16, 2015
archiveGet To Know Strawberry Pink Peppercorn
Strawberry Pink Peppercorn, one of our favorite recurring seasonal flavors, is a bit of an oddball, which means it fits right in on our menu. The base, either Super-Premium dairy or coconut cream-based non-dairy, is first flavored with freshly pureed strawberries. Had we decided to stop there, we would have been left with a classic, […]
June 15, 2015
archiveMeet A Baby: Mimi
Mimi likes rock n roll, breakfast, and sunshine. She gets anxious when trying to decide what her favorite ice cream flavor is. When you see Mimi you can ask her what the difference between littoral and riparian rights are.
June 9, 2015
archiveGet To Know Chocolate Salt Malt
Chocolate Salt Malt, one of our most popular and literally named flavors, is a fusion of many things. Old School and New School. Understandable and Unusual. Chocolate and Salt and Malt. Let’s investigate! The three key components are: Chocolate: An indescribably delicious substance derived from the seeds of the cacao tree, native to tropical forests […]
June 2, 2015
archiveFirst Friday Feat. Saint Benjamin Brewing: For Immediate Release:
Hello! In celebration of Philadelphia Beer Week, First Friday, and our neighborhood business community, Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be hosting a reception on this coming First Friday, June 5th, in collaboration with local nanobrewery Saint Benjamin Brewing. In celebration of this occasion, Little Baby’s has created a brand new Pepper Lavender Ice Cream, inspired […]
June 2, 2015
archiveIce Cream Floats: A Sensory Coflavoration In The Making
Here in Little Baby Land, we thrive and pride ourselves on collaborating with all sorts of different people and organizations to create new things. Collaboration can lead to a new flavor of Ice Cream, a charity event, a theater production, a dream wedding, a Pizza + Ice Cream Emporium, an almanac, or anything in between. […]
June 1, 2015
archiveMeet A Baby: Brendon
Brendon is a new resident of Philadelphia and member of the Little Baby’s Ice Cream family. He lives for indie video games, comics, and that time when punk wasn’t so angry. He once got a black eye from an armrest (like the kind attached to a chair). When you see Brendon at the counter […]
May 26, 2015
archiveHappy BirthDerby To Us!
It’s hard to believe, but this year’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival officially marked five glorious years of slinging our hand-made, small-batch, super-premium Ice Creams and non-dairy frozen desserts to the good people of Philadelphia. It was at this very same event in 2011 that we debuted Flavorblaster #1, our Trusted Tricycle, to […]
May 20, 2015
archiveGet To Know Earl Grey Sriracha
Earl Grey Sriracha, our flagship oddball flavor since 2011, encapsulates the essence of our Uniquely Babysian sensibility. It is audacious, outrageous, and delicious; it exists at the nexus of our Ice Cream Ideals. Some say it tastes like spicy Froot Loops. Our Earl Grey Sriracha Ice Cream gets its unique flavor from earl grey tea – […]
May 18, 2015
archiveMeet A Baby: The First of Many
Contrary to what our name suggests, Little Baby’s Ice Cream is led, made, and scooped by a team of babies of various sizes and ages! In this ongoing series, we’ll be bringing you the inside scoop on the wonderful people who make our weird Ice Cream dreams come true. To kick things off: Meet Karen! […]
April 7, 2015
archiveDeep Thoughts Part Two: on being confused, grateful, and rooted
So how would we make the ideal flavor to represent 10 years of people, neighborhood involvement, company culture and valued work? We took out our “Always Be Human” notebooks that P’unk Ave gave us (that they screen printed in the basement of their office) and looked at our notes. We decided to stick to that […]
April 7, 2015
archiveDeep Thoughts Part One: The ultra-reflective flavor creation process of P’unk Ave
Recently we had the pleasure of being asked to create a custom flavor for the 10th Anniversary Party of our dear friends at P’unk Ave – an amazing Philadelphia based web and application design development team. Discussions of what this very special flavor should be quickly went from “well, we can make you whatever you […]
April 2, 2015
archiveWaxahatchee Ivy Tripp Jordan Almond
Welcome to what might be our first band/album flavor collaboration. Katie Crutchfield, the Alabama-born, West Philadelphia musician and songwriter who fronts rock super-group Waxahatchee, has held a place in Little Baby’s hearts for quite a while now. She played at the opening of World Headquarters on Frankford Avenue back in 2012. While opening our Cedar […]
April 1, 2015
archiveOff the Grid, Into the Sphere! Virtual Reality at First Friday!
Good People! This is NOT an April Fool’s prank! This Friday, April 3rd, 2015, we will welcome Third Eye, a biofeedback controlled virtual reality game, to our World Headquarters from 6pm – 9pm. Developed by Karan Parikh of the Philadelphia Game Lab, Third Eye is a game played inside an immersive environment that uses Oculus Rift, Kinect and […]
March 22, 2015
archiveLBIC is a Philly Foodworks CSA Pick Up Location
Did you know Little Baby’s Ice Cream (WHQ – Fishtown) is a Philly Foodworks CSA pick up location? Check out Philly Foodworks Rolling Farm Share. Join for as little as $100 and no seasonal commitment. Get creative by choosing from customizable shares, special add-ons, and a range of great local products on their online market. […]
March 9, 2015
archiveWe Are Hiring
Join a growing Ice Cream empire
February 18, 2015
We sort of forgot about Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras) It was freezing cold and snowy here in Philadelphia. It will mostly be freezing cold and snowy on Thursday as well. But as a special Thurd Thursdee treat for you all we’re introducing to you… Our two newest Fat Tuesday inspired flavors: King Cake and […]
February 5, 2015
archiveShould Lil B Make Special Little Baby’s emoji?
Lil B and Little Baby’s, Ice Cream Dream Team
January 30, 2015
archiveCan You Name Your Children Foodie Things?
Children are being named everything these days. There are babies named Brooklyn. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their baby Apple. Bono and The Edge from the band U2 have babies named Memphis Eve and Blue Angel, respectively. Now that the linguistics community has identified the word “foodie” as an overused term, it comes as […]
January 29, 2015
archiveFishtown Figures in Internet Comedy About Creatives
Over on Philebrity, we read that Fishtown is playing host to a new web-based comedy series called “All Over It“. The show will feature humor about all the types of people that (presumably) tend to live and work in Fishtown. The trailer (below) shows that it is being shot around the area and features some […]
January 28, 2015
archiveWeird Ice Cream News: Vegemite
An Australian gelato company makes delicious down under flavor to the delight/disgust of many.
January 26, 2015
archiveHow to Walk on Ice
A friendly reminder in this winter weather to think of yourself as a penguin and you won’t fall down!
January 22, 2015
archiveTravel and Leisure Magazine Rate Philadelphia a Top Food Destination
Rapidly changing trends indicate that Philadelphia is a fancy place to eat.
January 21, 2015
archive“When It Snows, You Save”, $1 off Ice Cream While it’s Snowing
Winter is Ice Cream’s Natural Habitat and we’re discounting Ice Cream just to prove it to you!
January 20, 2015
archiveAnimals Need Ice Cream Too
Keeping cool is paramount, no matter what species you happen to be.
January 16, 2015
archiveIt’s Girl Scout Cookie Season!!
Here are all the details on how to find cookies as soon as possible!
January 15, 2015
archive“Keep the Industry Cool” During Restaurant Week
Sunday, January 18 – Monday, February 2 Throughout the course of Center City Restaurant Week (and a little after), staff working in the service industry get “Half Off Cups & Cones of Ice Cream” at both Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shops. Simply come in and tell us where you work, what you do there, and […]
January 15, 2015
archiveSeven of the Most Unintentionally Creepy Ads (or, Guess Who Made Another List)
Business Week reaches back into history to identify some creepy ads, putting us in some pretty heavy company.
January 14, 2015
archiveCustomer Feedback: This is What We Get
…from our typical customer. Should we feel surprised?
January 14, 2015
archiveMeek Mill “Ice Cream Freestyle”
A New Philadelphia Jawn.
January 13, 2015
archiveMemewatch: “This is a Special Time” with a real baby.
In this episode of Memewatch, we investigate a new “This is a Special Time” with a real little baby.
January 12, 2015
archiveMillion Dollar Milkshake
Unlike Soylent Green, Soylent made for people and by people, but not of people, and it’s worth a whole lot of money.
January 8, 2015
archiveChocolate and Memory, Memories of Chocolate
Science is helping to show that chocolate is good for memory. What does that say about our memories of chocolate and our attitudes towards the world?
January 7, 2015
archiveDoes Ice Cream Cool Down Humans or Does it Warm Them Up? A Scientist Weighs in…
Peter Poortvliet, Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience at The University of Queensland, weighs in with some science to help support a claim that I’ve been making for a long time.
January 5, 2015
archivePeople and Wine and Alcohol and Ice Cream
They’re putting Wine in the Ice Cream and it has a 5% ABV.
January 2, 2015
archiveBanned Words, Malleable Language, Goldfish Crackers
Much has been made, as it is every year, of the list of words to be banned published by Lake Superior State University. We have some thoughts about that and the general malleability of language.
December 30, 2014
archiveReal Vanilla vs. Fake Vanilla in Ice Cream
In 2010, Cook’s Illustrated compared many varieties of Vanilla Ice Creams found in a supermarket, comparing for taste and deciphering just what people call “vanilla”.
December 29, 2014
archivePun-y News, Ice Cream Violence, Going Negative
Sure there are legitimate lessons to be learned from the recent story of the Cape Cod Ice Cream shop owner who allegedly bribed his teen employees to damage his competitors property, but isn’t this more of an opportunity to make silly puns?
December 27, 2014
archiveMeme Tracker: …and here’s what they’re saying about us in Korea
Little Baby’s Ice Cream “Eye Scream” also gets some treatment from the internet. The original… …and a new .gif which we quite like… @hipstalove_ ooo. Little baby's ice cream pic.twitter.com/DKe3bemz0Y — 내가 제일 잘 나가 (@HeyyItsDevv) December 27, 2014 Is there no end?
December 27, 2014
archiveFlavor Feature: Crushed Candy Cane
The December holidays means candy canes to lots of folks, yet peppermint tastes great all winter long. Why fight it?
December 22, 2014
archiveFishtown Among 18 Best Food Neighborhoods in America According to Thrillist
We’re number #17 according to Thrillist!
December 19, 2014
Egg Nog Shakes and Silk Nog Shakes for the Holidays.
December 17, 2014
archiveHoliday Closings at the Shops
Regular Hours at each location in effect on all other days of the year.
December 5, 2014
archiveDecember Seasonal Flavors Now Out
December Seasonal Flavors for you, dear Ice Cream Eater.
December 2, 2014
archiveDeep Winter CSIC 2015 Sign-up Now Open
Get Exclusive and Exotic Flavors only through the world’s 1st and only Community Supported Ice Cream program at Little Baby’s Ice Cream! Be on the front lines of the “war on bore without end”. Members of Little Baby’s Ice Cream’s Deep Winter CSIC programs get first crack at the latest and most cutting edge and […]
November 21, 2014
archiveFlavor Alert: Chocolate Cranberry Cookie, Squash and Shortbread, Cranberry Sage Swirl
Catch these now. At both shops WHQ2311 & CPE4903.
October 31, 2014
archiveCarrot Cake Man Ice Cream for Halloween
Surprise! We held onto a batch of Carrot Cake Man Ice Cream especially for Halloween. It’s out now at Cedar Park Embassy 4903 Catharine and will be there until it’s gone.
October 29, 2014
archiveWorld Headquarters 2311 Frankford Avenue, Winter Hours
Little Baby’s Ice Cream World Headquarters 2311 Frankford Avenue will begin Winter Hours starting Monday, November 3rd. They are as follows: Monday – Thursday Noon – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday Noon – 11:00 pm Sunday Noon – 10:00 pm These hours are estimated to be effective through the month of March. Stay Merry! Be […]
October 29, 2014
archiveWinter Weekends at Cedar Park Embassy (Warning: Dottie’s Donuts Content)
There’s good news and bad news… Cedar Park Embassy Winter Hours go into effect starting this weekend, which means that the shop will not be open on Monday, November 3rd. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we’ll be complimenting our Ice Cream and Coffee service at the Cedar Park Embassy shop with […]
October 24, 2014
archivePumpkin Latte, A Fall Flavor Back by Overwhelming Demand
You wanted it to come back, so it came back. Here you go everyone. …and back again for the fourth year… Available in rotation at both shops.
October 14, 2014
archiveCedar Park Embassy Winter Hours Starting November 2014
Beginning in November (and lasting through March), our Winter Hours at Cedar Park Embassy 4903 Catharine Street will be as follows: Monday – Thursday Closed Friday 3:00 – 11:00 pm Saturday Noon – 11:00 pm Sunday Noon – 10:00 pm
September 19, 2014
archiveStill Some Monkey Bread
Another Third Thursdee in the bag. Yesterday’s Pizza Brain & Little Baby’s Ice Cream collaboration with Sulimay’s Restaurant was a smash, as expected…
September 18, 2014
archiveFall Into Art with The Young Friends of the Museum of Art
Starting today, we’ll be featuring our Cinnamon Brown Sugar Tartpops Flavor to help The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art get the word out about ARToberfest, an avant-garde inspired beer garden held in the Museum’s rarely seen Vaulted Walkway.
September 2, 2014
archiveDeep Autumn 2014 Community Supported Ice Cream Sign-ups are Here!
We are pleased to announce that sign-ups for the Deep Autumn 2014 Community Supported Ice Cream program have begun! Deep Autumn 2014 CSIC is the first of our two CSIC programs for this coming cold season with pick-up dates on the 1st Saturday of October, November and December. (Deep Winter 2015 CSIC sign-ups begin in […]
August 28, 2014
archiveCarrot Cake Man Ice Cream Hits Cedar Park Embassy
Special Flavor Alert!
Starting Tomorrow, August 29th, we will be offering a super-limited batch of “Carrot Cake Man” Ice Cream.
August 1, 2014
Little Baby’s Ice Cream “Eye Scream” Watch the video here.
July 30, 2014
archiveWest Philadelphia Carrot Cake Man
The famous West Philadelphia Carrot Cake Man is one of those local, “you-gotta-be-in-the-know” to enjoy. This PW piece from 2009 gives you some (outdated) tips on how and where to find him.
July 15, 2014
archiveIce Cream Hacks #1: “Put it on a Croissant”
Ever since immigrants coming through Ellis Island first hacked Ice Cream in the 1920’s, we at Little Baby’s Ice Cream have been fans of non-traditional methods of enjoying Ice Cream, commonly known as “The World’s Best Dessert”. This is the first in our series of #IceCreamHacks which we’ll be presenting to you periodically. #IceCreamHacks No.1: […]
July 7, 2014
archiveSpecial Flavor: Arctic Splash
Available for a limited time this summer. Get it while it’s frozen.