Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Frozen Treat in Summer Heat

I’m sure that for most Fredericktonians, the Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream Co. at Everedy Square on the corner of Church and East Streets in no big secret, but I’ve been enjoying it for too many years now to have put off a shout-out for one of my Frederick faves.  To those unfortunates for whom the dulcet sound of “Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream Co.” rings unfamiliar, the simplest way to describe it is the best place on the east side of town to satisfy summer sweet tooths and neutralize heat exhaustion. 

Let’s face it, Frederick gets HOT in the summer, but there are so many fun things to do downtown over those vacation months that we just can’t stay at home all day!  So when I’m hoofing it through my favorite town and my shoes start to melt on the sidewalks, I know I can rely on the Fudge and Ice Cream Co. for a quick blast of air-conditioning and a delicious frozen treat!

In addition to their 20+ flavors of homemade fudge (which I prefer in the Fall) they have more than 30 flavors of ice cream that they serve in just about any way you can imagine.  Just the other day when I was wandering downtown on First Saturday and admiring a display of vintage British sports cars that lined the sidewalks of Everedy Square, I dropped in to get a scoop of their dark chocolate ice cream in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone, but at the last second I gave into temptation and went for a banana split with all the works!  As it turns out, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream drenched in hot fudge, whipped cream, caramel and strawberry syrup, all ontop of bananas, is totally worth every guilt-ridden calorie gained from it.

They boast every ice cream topping you have ever heard of and lean toward the quirky side of creative.  Want to show pride in your school or favorite team?  They’ll gladly douse your ice cream in M&Ms to match the colors of your champion of choice.

In addition to ice cream and fudge, they have an assortment of candies and novelty items that place instant smiles on faces to beguile the delay between placing your order and receiving your treat. 

When I finally get my cold ice cream into my hot hands, I like to go to their little outdoor seating area and leisurely enjoy my choice in the shade as I watch neighborhood birds and squirrels dash around the trees.  When I’m finished, I can get immediately back into the downtown vibe and proceed to my next adventure!

 Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream Co.
253 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 631-5333