As a last stop on my visit in Orlando, I had to drop by Jeremiah’s. There was a shop right across the street from my college campus (brilliant location), and I used to go all the time. Now with 8 locations in Central Florida, there’s one even closer to my old home. So, it was time to get my fix at their Maitland, FL location.
Using fresh fruit and filtered water, they make their rotating 40 flavors fresh daily. The ices are churned in an ice cream machine, giving you a super smooth finished product. Lots of people know ices as those little cups you get as a kid from an ice cream truck, you know, the kind you work your muscles scraping just to get a little bit of sour shaved ice from that wooden pick of a spoon. Well, throw that image out of your head (at least for this post), because these ices are nothing like that. They also offer the ices as gelati, layering in their homemade soft serve vanilla ice cream.
My usual was always their Cookies and Cream, but, I saw a new (to me) addition on the menu and wanted to switch it up. I went for the Cake Batter, and it was awesome. You get all the nostalgia of that cake-batter-in-the-bowl flavor in a cold, creamy, frosty treat. And because it’s an ice, it’s much lighter, allowing you to really enjoy it without feeling too full and heavy afterward.
Name: Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
Location: 111 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Duh, as long as they’re open, and as long as I continue to visit home at least once a year, I’ll be back.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. And they don’t need much help from me. There’s always a line or crowd outside trying to get some ice. In fact, I’ve never not seen a customer there at any point throughout the day or night. Way to go, Jeremiah.