Happy Spring everyone! I hope today is a great day. The weather has finally cooled off to normal in So Cal and it is beyond gorgeous!
While living in Philly, I always heard that this place called Rita's that celebrated Spring by giving away free water ice (which is basically like a snow cone but better) and officially being open. I only went to Rita's a few times because there were not any in downtown Philly (crazy i know!).
Well imagine my surprise when I learned they had expanded to the West Coast AND ARE OPEN ALL YEAR AROUND! rejoice!
I introduced my boyfriend to Rita's over the summer and we have loved it ever since. We try to go at least once per month (sometimes more!). In honor of the free water ice, I decided to recap my 5 favorite flavors! :)
1. Coconut Cream
Right now this is one of their newer flavors and I LOVE IT! So creamy and good.
It tastes just like horchata (rice milk with cinnamon basically)
3. Green tea
Their newest flavor and it is delicious!
4. Tutti Frutti
taste just like a jelly bean!
5. Root Beer
I love to mix this with the ice cream and it tastes like a root beer float!
I am very basic in I usually just get 1 water ice and split it with 2 flavors. I have found that the kids size is plenty but sometimes I will splurge on the regular adult size.
Fun fact: in the Rita's closest to me, Mango is their most popular flavor!
A note: rita's is naturally gluten free which is great! The things that have gluten in them like cookies or cake would in turn make the water also with gluten so just be careful in what you select.
Anyone else ever been to Rita's or had water ice?