Welcome Fall: Pumpkin Pie Ice!!!

WOW. So for those of you in PA and NJ, head to your local Rita’s Italian Ice and try something amazing: a pumpkin pie gelati. For the rest of you, sorry, it’s an east coast thang.

This summertime treat has always been a perennial favorite in my hometown. Soft Italian ices (we call it “water ice”) layered with soft-serve ice cream makes something called a gelati. Just call it heaven.

But THIS year, Rita’s came out with a limited time flavor that I hope becomes a staple, pumpkin pie cream ice. It’s like creamy water—I mean Italian ice. So, a pumpkin pie gelati with vanilla ice cream is perfect frozen version of the pumpkin pie we all know and love. The cinnamon sweetness and solid pumpkin pie flavor are simply stunning in the iced version. It’s totally a surprise.

If you pass by a Rita’s, stop by and try one of these genius concoctions. What a way to cap the summer while welcoming the fall!