Water Ice: The Philly Treat

“Water ice? You mean, Italian ice?”

“Water ice? Isn’t ice made from water?”

“Water ice? Oh you mean an Icee/Gelato/Snocone?”

No, no, no my friends! Water ice is it’s own entity.

I get this reaction from so many visitors and tourists. Every summer, this special treat comes around to the enjoyment of Philadelphian’s taste buds. Water ice is essentially (for the sake of comparison) a soft version of Italian ice. Not ice with flavoring on top like a Snocone. Not in a watery state like an Icee or Slushie. Not in an extra creamy texture as a Gelato. And it is not just ice made from water.

Simply, water ice.
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