We are big BIG fans of Infusion Tea in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando. When we heard the owners were going to open an ice cream shop just up the road we were super excited. The Soda Fountain opened in October of 2013 and has been a popular hangout among the locals ever since.
We visited twice over the course of a few weeks and we quickly discovered this isn’t your average ice cream shop. There is no frozen yogurt and no toppings bar. The menu consists of good old fashioned ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, egg creams and sorbet spritzers. Here you can get a simple root bear float or you can mix cream soda with coffee ice cream, which they call the Wake Up Call. You can try banana soda with pineapple sorbet (the Banana Colada.)
I would never imagine some of the combinations they offer. I was torn between the Cherry Kick (black cherry soda with chocolate ice cream) or The Sinatra (cream soda with vanilla ice cream). I ordered the latter loved that it was refreshing and sweet.
My other half Chad ordered the Thin Mint shake with mint chip and vanilla ice cream and Oreos. There is something so special about a mint chocolate milkshake, especially when a places uses real Oreos.
On our next visit Chad decided on the Warm Brownie Sundae. It was enormous and he ate the whole thing and didn’t even offer to share!
I went with the Chunky Monkey milkshake with chocolate ice cream, bananas and peanut butter. It was SUPER THICK. I had to use a spoon to fish out the large chunks of bananas. Simply Heavenly and super filling.
My next visit I will be trying the Caramel Egg Cream or maybe that Cherry Kick I passed up before. It’s a very eclectic and charming shop. There are plenty of unique gifts to browse over as the staff prepares your treat, including a collection of plates and coffee mugs, and these flavored marshmallows. Bourbon marshmallows in hot cocoa on a cold winters night? Yes please.
We simply adore this shop and love its presence on the trendy Edgewater Drive in College Park. This will be a place we will drive out of our way for, easily. Five out of five sprouts.