My reason for starting this venture…

Little Philly’s Italian Ices are a water-based, fat-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free and high fructose corn syrup-free dessert of many different flavors. This delicious ice comes straight from the East Coast. While it can be mistaken for sherbert or gelato, it comes in at only 15 calories per ounce. Italian ice is refreshing, soothing and incredibly delicious. 

I am a Philadelphia native. I spent the first 17 years of my life growing up, going to school, playing with friends and going downtown  to Philadelphia’s famous South Street for Italian Ice. It was always sold from a small umbrella cart , in white paper cups with wooden spoons, and always made me smile. It remains one of my favorite memories of childhood.

I graduated from Haverford High School. I received a BS in Marketing and Personnel from the University of Maryland and later received my teaching degree in Florida. I now live in Indiana and I’m finally realizing my dream of owning an Italian Ice Cart with the love and support of my husband.
For 20+ years I have wanted to share this treat with friends I have met as I journeyed through life in various cities and states. I have wanted my Italian Ice memories to become favorite memories for others. 

In 2010, I fostered and then adopted my first dog as a cure for the empty nest syndrome. I named him Philly as a tribute to my hometown. Now, in 2013, I have named my business Little Philly’s Italian Ice. 

I hope you will give us a try. I know you will love it as much as I have my entire life. Here’s to Little Philly’s and lots of smiles!

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