As a kid, my grandparents who lived down the street would take me, my mom and sister out for ice cream every Monday night.
Each town has its favorite hometown ice cream parlor, and growing up in suburban Detroit, for us it was Stroh’s Ice Cream. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Stroh’s was the most identifiable Detroit beer brand for years. But it served up some delicious ice cream too, more memorable for me than the beer that I tried when I was older.
Many Florida cities are no exception, with an ice cream spot that everyone craves on a steamy summer night, after a trip to the beach or during a Sunday afternoon drive.
We asked our fellow Sunshine State journalists to provide a favorite in their towns. So here’s, pardon my pun, the scoop: They’re all pretty fantastic. – Dave Osborn, Naples Daily News
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Love Boat Ice Cream
16475 San Carlos Blvd., south Fort Myers; 7977 Dani Drive No. 130, Fort Myers; 1700 Periwinkle Way, No. 9, Sanibel: 239-466-7707; loveboaticecream.com
The iconic south Fort Myers ice cream shop opened in a small shack of a building on San Carlos Boulevard in 1967. The family business has served generations of locals and is a nostalgic stop for out-of-towners who visit the area each year. With three ice cream shops in Southwest Florida, Love Boat Ice Cream in recent years expanded the original in a