July ’14


Fresh Organic Blueberry Ice Cream

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The bounty of the mid-summer harvest has provided us with a luscious crop of juicy-plump blueberries. Using this bounty we have crafted our homemade Blueberry Ice Cream with special attention. With honesty and hard work, we do believe that we have outdone ourselves, and we ask that you try some for yourselves to test the merits of our claim by your own tongue’s inspection. We also offer this refreshing summer flavor in Dairy Free.

Limes Return! Limeade, Lime Syrup and… Blueberry Limeade Franklin Freeze


After weeks of scarcity, we are pleased to announce that Limes have returned to The Fountain.  In the heat of the summer, there is nothing better than a refreshing Lime Rickey or try our new Blueberry Limeade Franklin Freeze made with Blueberry Ice Cream, Limeade and Raspberry Sorbet.

Cherries Jubilee!

Bing Cherries at Union Square Market, NYC

You won’t be disappointed in our cherry selection. Average cherries at ice cream shops and cocktail bars are both “Neon” and “Puny,” sulking in an artificial red sea of sickening sweetness, a distant shadow of their mature and robust cousins we use everyday.

 Classic and Flavorful

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Oregon Cherry Growers, a Co-op of cherry farmers Franklin Fountain supports, is the first to develop maraschino cherries made of ingredients from 100% natural sources. The indulgent dark Bing Cherries are perfect for adult palettes, and completely safe for kids of all ages. Each cherry is sweetened without corn syrup and free of sulfites, alcohol and preservatives.

Bursting with flavor in every bite, only the best cherries top world class sundaes!

Tart & Refreshing: Our Local Cherry Phosphate!


In celebration all things Red, White and Blue, we also make (Pennsylvania picked-fruit) Cherry Soda from tart-popping fruit…Makes a great phosphate! Sour things (including our Thirst Ades) are more thirst suppressing than your average soda.

Local Black Cherry Soda

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Near Philadelphia the term ‘visniak’, pronounced ‘vee-shnee-ak’ was always preceded with the words ‘black cherry’ and was a highly sweetened soda clutched at little league games and coveted at friends’ homes. ‘Visniak’ is the Polish name for the flavor “Cherry” which a popular New York Bottler, now defunct, named Cherry Visniak developed that Identity-Association with the flavor. Bottles were returnable in the old days, and held the guiltless pleasure of 7oz of pure refreshment. In response to Cherry Visniak’s success, local companies like “A-Treat” in Allentown and “Franks” in Philadelphia added a black cherry soda to their lineup of bottles and cans.

Toast “Soda’s Pop” with a Black Cherry Physick


Enjoy this delicious historical soda ice cold at The Fountain and visit the annual Phyzz Festival on Saturday July 5 at the Physick House, just steps away in Society Hill section of Philadelphia.

Old City Restaurant Week July 19th thru 27th


Old City’s first Restaurant Week will soon be upon us.  The Franklin Fountain is honored to be a sponsor of the event and to serve The Official Ice Cream of Old City’s Restaurant Week: Chocolate Cobblestone.  Participating restaurants include: 4 Fathers Philadelphia, Amada, Bistro 7, Bleu Martini, Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Dinardo’s Famous Seafood, Farmicia, High Street on Market, Independence Mall Café, Karma Restaurant & Bar, Kisso Sushi Bar, La Famiglia, Lucha Cartel, National Mechanics, Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, Panini’s Trattoria, Panorama, The Plough & The Stars, Revolution House, Rosa Blanca-Cuban Diner, Sassafras, Spasso, Taste, Wedge + Fig.




Star Spangled Sweets


If Francis Scott Key had tried one of our new Blueberry Buttercreams, enrobed in Dark or White chocolate, or our new Strawberry Lemonade Jelly, he might have reworked the lyrics “and the strawberries red glare, the blueberries bursting in air…”

New Summer Fudge Flavors


Our house-made Boardwalk Fudge is now available in seasonal flavors inspired by our favorite Franklin Fountain Ice Cream: Whirly Berley, Mint Chocolate Chip, Maple, Maple Walnut, Pistachio, Rum Raisin, Hydrox Cookie, and more!

Just like the Pistachio Ice Cream at the Franklin Fountain, this fudge gets its flavor (and earthy olive-green color) from a generous amount of pistachio paste, freshly ground in-house. The distinctive, almost savory flavor is rounded with a bit of vanilla and salt, and garnished with more whole pistachios.

 Each pan of this dark, richly-flavored Maple Walnut fudge contains over two pounds of real maple syrup, sourced from Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County and studded with large chunks of buttery English walnuts.

Try an individual piece or fill a custom fudge box with your favorite flavors! Selected varieties of our fudge is also available Online.

Firecracker Popped Corn

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Americans have always celebrated the Fourth of July by staging grand fireworks shows.  John Adams envisioned fireworks as a part of the festivities, before the Declaration of Independence was even signed. In tribute of this grand tradition, Shane Confectionery is showcasing spicy Firecracker Popped Corn; Maple Sugared Popped Corn with Hot Pepper and Pecans.

Featured Bean to Bar Chocolate:


In honor of the 4th of July and its celebratory fiery explosions, we are featuring Eclat Bar’s Aleppo Pepper & Pink Peppercorn Bar as our featured Bean-to-Bar Chocolate.  This 65% dark chocolate bar from Aleppo, Syria packs a bit of a punch but is easily smoothed over by the richness of the dark chocolate. It’s ingredients, Aleppo Pepper and Pink Peppercorn, date back to the Middle Eastern Silk Road and trade routes.

Shane’s chosen as Legacy Business by Preservation Pennsylvania

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Shane Confectionery received the honor of being featured as a Pennsylvania Legacy Business by Preservation Pennsylvania, being published in their recent newsletter Destination Pennsylvania available for free download HERE. This rare distinction is reserved for businesses that have operated for 50 years or more, have been run by multi-generations of the same family and are located in historic buildings within the Commonwealth.

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June ’14




(Lancaster, PA June 26-28th)


Exactly 140 years ago this June, a young soda fountain operator named Robert Green concocted a new drink to beat the competition – the Ice Cream Soda. The Berley Brothers will re-create the tale at the Ice Screamers Convention in late June.  Toast Robert Green by ordering a float during National Ice Cream Soda Month in June.

Strawberry Lemonade

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Strawberry Season is back and we have taken advantage of this fact to its fullest possibility!  We will, once again, be offering fresh, cold Strawberry Lemonade using brilliant vine-picked fruits. Sure to satisfy even the most parched of our clientele!

Unsweetened Rooftop Sassafras Spearmint Sun Iced Tea

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Our unsweetened iced tea is brewed on our rooftop using the only heat of the sun to bring out the flavors of Summer: sassafras, fresh sprigs of spearmint, and organic english breakfast tea. The strength of the flavors in each batch varies depending on the weather, but every sip is sure to be a refreshing complement to your ice cream.  If you prefer a sweeter option, ask your soda jerk to sweeten your tea with syrup.  We suggest Lemon or Simple Syrup.

Theobroma Beer Week Sorbet

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Mixed with Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ale Theobroma, Our House Made Chocolate Syrup, drips of silky sweet honey and punctuated with hot spicy chillies, this LIMITED TIME ONLY Adult Sorbet in essence is the “Frozen Food of the Gods.”

Franklin Freezes

FRANKLINFREEZE_posterStrawberryLemon-ade To commemorate the night a bolt of lightning electrified a key that dangled from Ben Franklin’s  kite string, we created the FRANKLIN FREEZE, mixing one Thirst-Ade, one Ice Cream, and one Sorbet with the spindle of our lightning fast mixing apparatus. It shall refresh you, and send a pleasant tingle through your tastebuds.

Our staff recommends: Strawberry Lemonade with Lemon Sorbet and Dairy Free Strawberry Ice Cream

A new Gluten-Free topping at the Fountain!


 The Franklin Fountain is pleased to introduce Gluten-Free Brownie Pieces.  Try them in a Gluten Free Mt. Vesuvius!


Happy Father’s Day

rememberFatherFather’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, June 15th, and we hope that you treat your old man or grandpappy to a delicious delicacy. Bring him to the Fountain for a scrumptious sundae or a six pack of Dad’s Root Beer.  Then visit Shane Confectionery for Dad’s Root Beer Candy Barrels in a Glass Root Beer Mug.  Or visit our online confectionery to find the perfect gift for your Dandy Dad!

Tap a Keg of Glorious Chocolate


Glory used to tap the first keg.  Now, a custom chocolate has been commissioned of Shane Confectionery so that everyone can get their handle on the hammer.  Cast in dark chocolate and silvered with sugar, the Hammer of Glory’s head is filled with a rich ganache made from Dogfish Head’s Theobroma Beer.  The flavors of Mexican cocoa and chillies explode with every swing.  Available here online, at Shane’s, Standard Tap and during select Philly Beer Week events.


“Popped Corn!  Get’cher Ball-Park Popped Corn Here!”


Lancaster County corn popped fresh and sugar-coated in copper kettles with salted redskin peanuts.  It’s the perfect Father’s Day snack along with a trip to the ball park, or the parked car outside of Shane’s if you can’t wait.

Featured Bean-To-Bar Chocolate:  Raaka Bourbon Bar (82%)

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The first chocolate featuring cask-aged cocoa beans. The aging process enhances our virgin chocolate with strong caramel, vanilla, and oaky deliciousness. Matured in Berkshire Mountain Distilling Bourbon Barrels and crafted in Brooklyn, New York.

2013 Good Food Award Winner

Dad’s Root Beer


Bring him to the Fountain for a scrumptious sundae or a six pack of Dad’s Root Beer.  Then visit Shane Confectionery for Dad’s Root Beer Candy Barrels in a Glass Root Beer Mug.  Or visit our online confectionery to find the perfect gift for your Dandy Dad!


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