Iceland is a fantastic dessert spot located in the Chinatown area in Philadelphia (224 N. 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107). I had a chance to visit here for the first time, I was anxious to see what was in store for my first visit.
There were so many things to try! One item was their green tea ice cream roll topped with red beans. Growing up in a Filipino household, I was accustomed to eating red beans, it’s so sweet and delicious. It’s a favorite topping of mine. Next up was the S’mores ice cream roll topped with chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallow. It tasted just like a s'mores and looked very cute with the marshmallow on top.
I really wanted to try one of their dessert beverages. I’ve been seeing them posted online usually with cotton candy and it always looked pretty cool. The first one sampled was their sparkling strawberry drink topped with cotton candy! It was almost too cute to enjoy! The beverage itself was delicious and when you push the cotton into the drink it made it even sweeter. I loved it! The next beverage to sample was their sparkling mango green tea drink topped with cotton candy as well. Yet another fun and delicious drink! I thought the presentation of these beverages were cute, fun and creative! In addition to being cute beverages, Iceland does not use any artificial ingredients. Everything is natural. During our visit, Iceland conjured up a special item for us to try. It was an oreo milkshake topped with pocky sticks, marshmallows, m&m’s, fruity pebbles, oreos, chocolate syrup and it was topped with a cute little cone that was made out of marshmallow.
Iceland had a very special drink that I found interesting. It was their purple passionfruit butterfly pea drink. A special ingredient used in this beverage is a blue flower that is commonly used in Thailand. When you squeeze anything citrus into this beverage, it changes the color from blue to purple.
Out of all the ice cream rolls that we sampled, my personal favorite was the Thai Tea ice cream roll topped with lychee. I personally thought it had a sweet creamy taste. The lychee paired well with the ice cream roll. Lychee is a very sweet tropical fruit. It reminds me of a white translucent version of a peeled grape.
My visit at Iceland Philly was filled with tons of fun and goodies. Your hospitality was truly appreciated and I look forward to many more visits! For more information about Iceland Philly, please visit www.icelandphilly.com