Courtesy: Dasher & Crank on Instagram (@dasherandcrank)
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
This past Sunday marked the official start of the summer season with the Summer Solstice, the day with the longest period of sunlight.
And because it is now officially summer time in Florida, that means ice cream season is in full effect.
With temperatures in Florida soaring to near-record highs during the peak summer months, residents need all the excuses they can get to cool down. So whether it’s hitting the beach, pool, natural springs, and rivers or grabbing a nice refreshing scoop (or two) of ice cream, we all need something to bring down the heat.
Located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood district along Northwest Second Ave, this small craft ice cream shop has created over 400 since opening in 2018.
No longer a locally kept secret, Dasher & Crank has become an everyday fan favorite by locals and tourists alike and has grown significantly in popularity alongside the neighborhood that gave it a shot in the first place.
Food and Wine described the Miami watering-hole as “ultra-fashionable,” with some of the store’s most popular flavors straying away from the normal milk and cream base and opting to go vegan.
With over 400 flavors under their belt, there is surely a scoop everyone can enjoy. But if you want an insider tip: their number one all-time best seller is the Ube Macapuno. Described as “a deeply colorful coconut ice cream made with Filipino purple yams.”
Other popular flavors include:
- Salty Beach (Coconut Ice Cream, Sea Salt & Graham Cracker)
- Lavender (Lavender Flower Infused Ice Cream)
- Ruby Rose (Rosewater ice cream with shortbread cookies, white chocolate pearls, and ruby red chocolate pearls)
- Banana Chip (Banana Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Chips)
- Caramel Cone (Homemade Caramel Ice Cream with Brown Butter Waffle Cone Chunks)
- Strawberry Cream Cheese with Guava Jelly (Strawberry Ice Cream with Cream Cheese and Guava Jelly)
Don’t take Food and Wine’s word for it; go and try it for yourself. If you are ever in the Miami area and are looking to hit that sweet tooth, check them out and see what all the hype is about. Be sure you bring us a scoop too!
Dasher & Crank is open from 10 a.m – 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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