The Guilt-Free Guide to Cooling Down in Philly: 10 Healthier Ice-Cold Treats to Eat

Summer weather has arrived, people. Which means the season of frozen treats filling freezers has arrived, too. But while a tub of Ben and Jerry’s is a tried-and-true standby, Philly is stocked with all sorts of other — healthier — cool-down treats, too. We’ve scouted out the frozen and iced-snack scene and gathered up a few of our favorites. Here, 10 guilt-free ways to stay cool in Philly this summer.

When you’re craving soft-serve ice cream … 

What: Banana Whip from The Chilly Banana

We don’t know what kind of sorcery they employ to do it, but this food truck dishes out soft serve-esque deliciousness made from frozen bananas. And this summer they’re teaming up with another local favorite, Crust Vegan Bakery, to bring you the tastiest nice cream sandwiches ever.
Where: You can stay updated on the truck’s whereabouts on their Instagram.

When you want an iced chai latte from Starbucks …

What: Iced Golden Latte from Bluestone Lane

Turmeric has blown up lately, thanks to its anti-inflammatory powers. And now you can down the root in latte form over ice. Mmmmmm.
Where: 530 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown.

When you’re hankering for a Unicorn Frappuccino … 

What: Point Break Smoothie Bowl from Stripp’d Juice

The folks over at Stripp’d make smoothie bowls that are way prettier than a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. And way healthier, too. Try out their Point Break bowl, a frozen Blue Majik creation available at their Fishtown outpost. 

Where: 
1701 Locust Street, Rittenhouse, 1 South Penn Square, Center City.

When you just need a chocolate milkshake …

What: Almond Elvis from P.S. & Co.

On the menu under “Protein Shakes,” this protein-packed drink is loaded with chocolate-y and almond-buttery flavors guaranteed to nip your milkshake craving in the bud.
Where: 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.

When you’re parched for lemonade …

What: Pineapple Charcoal Lemon-aid from Sip-N-Glo Juicery

Lemonade is the quintessential summer drink. And sorry, kids, but your lemonade stands just don’t compare to Sip-N-Glo‘s charcoal-spiked take on the classic drink.
Where: Multiple locations.

When you want some homemade, hand-scooped ice cream on a sugar cone …

What: Vegan Ice Cream from Little Baby’s Ice Cream

Little Baby’s Ice Cream serves up a whole slew of vegan ice cream flavors — think: coconut chai, cucumber dill, chipotle chocolate and many more — made with coconut cream. So … you’re right: It’s still ice cream, but if dairy gives you a stomachache, it’s definitely a more feel-good option.
Where: 2311 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown and 4903 Katharine Street, West Philly

When you just want a popsicle from an ice cream truck …

What: Fruit-Based Popsicles from Lil Pop Shop

Popsicles are usually a pretty low-calorie sweet treat, but they’re also usually sugar-loaded. Lil Pop Shop brings you the ice-cold goodness of a sugary pop, but some of their options are entirely made of fruit, with no added sugar.
Where: 265 South 44th Street, West Philly and 229 South 20th Street, Rittenhouse.

When you want straight-up fruit … 

What: Honeybar from Honeygrow

If you didn’t know your favorite fast-casual salad-and-noodle joint serves up sweet treats, you are behind the curve, my friend. Get familiar with the Honeybar: You pick three of Honeygrow’s seasonal fruits, a local honey drizzle, and two toppings, ranging from whipped cream, to chocolate chips, to yogurt.
Where: Multiple locations.

When you need Italian Ice …

What: Mango Ice from Franklin Fountain

Two words: Frozen mangoes. Does it get more refreshing? We think not.
Where: 116 Market Street, Old City.

When you’re itching for an avocado fix …

What: Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream from Pure Fare

Forget avocado toast, avocado ice cream is definitely the way to eat your avocados. Pure Fare’s got a bunch of awesome vegan ice cream flavors lined up for this summer, but the Chocolate Avocado is especially rich, as it’s made with real avocado. Some of grab-and-go spot’s other ice cream ingredients include activated charcoal and turmeric.
Where: 119 South 21st Street, Rittenhouse.

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What’s the Deal with Halo Top Ice Cream? — On Trend

Ice cream is one of the most magical treats on the planet, but no one is ever going to tell you it’s the “healthiest” option at the grocery store. If you have a hard time not finishing a pint when it’s in your home and want to avoid temptation, the easy option is to skip the freezer aisle. But it turns out it doesn’t have to be that way.

A quick stroll on Instagram — especially in the wellness and weight-loss community — and you’ll notice brightly colored pints of ice cream with the label “Halo Top” on the lid. Halo Top is a low-calorie, low-sugar, high-protein ice cream. A single pint of ice cream from Halo Top has anywhere between 240 to 360 calories and up to 24 grams of protein. And the best part? It actually tastes pretty decent, too.

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We Tried Every Halo Top Ice Cream Flavor and Here’s Our Favorite — On Trend

By now there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard about Halo Top ice cream. The protein-rich, low-calorie pints that you can find in the freezer aisle have basically taken over the wellness community on Instagram and Reddit. Interested in trying one of the colorful pints? How should you decide which flavor to try first? We’re here to help. Here’s Kitchn’s very un-scientific and totally subjective ranking of Halo Top ice cream flavors.

Can you guess which flavor got the number-one spot?

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20 Things to Make for Dinner Without Heating Up the Kitchen — Recipes from The Kitchn

I’ll argue that I, more than many people, can attest to not wanting to heat up the kitchen in the summer months. That’s because I live in a 600-square-foot apartment and even preheating the oven can kick our AC unit into high gear. So in order to survive, recipes that forgo these common cooking methods are the standard. Even if you live in a space larger than mine, I am sure you share a similar desire to keep your kitchen cool when the weather is stifling.

Here’s what you’re looking for. These 20 recipes skip the oven and the stovetop and instead lean on alternative cooking methods (or no cooking at all) in order to keep your kitchen (and you) cool as a cucumber.

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Intel Core i7-7740K Overclocked To 7.5 GHz On Liquid Helium To Create New World Record

Gigabyte OC Overclocks Intel Core i7-7740K To 7.5 GHz On Liquid Helium, Breaks 7 GHz Record Of The Core i7-7700K

This news will excite hardcore nerds and geeks. Even before the Intel’s Kaby Lake-X has been launched, overclockers at Gigabyte OC has  Intel Core i7-7740K to a mind-boggling 7.5 GHz. The Gigabyte overclockers team consisting of HiCookie, Sofos, Dinos22, Youngpro, and SniperOZ were able to push a Core i7-7740K CPU to no less than 7.5GHz during the recently held Computex 2017.

In the process, the Gigabyte OC team broke the erstwhile overclocking record which belonged to a sister processor, Intel i7-7700K.  Intel Core i7-7700K held the record for being overclocked to 7 GHz but Gigabyte OC overclocked Intel Core i7-7740K  to whopping 7.5 GHz. Imagine the heat this must have generated. Gigabyte OC used liquid Helium as a coolant for this massive overclocking exercise. The Gigabyte X299-SOC Champion motherboard was used in order to achieve this record along with 6GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX 4,333MHz memory and a Corsair AX 1500i power supply.

Gigabyte OC achieved a -250C temperature required to cool the overclocking process. The overclockers used AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G graphics card and G.Skill Trident-Z 3600C17 RAM to achieve this new record. In the process, Gigabyte OC team managed to reach number 1 in the entire world in 3DMark06 by achieving a score of 71,176 points.

Intel Core i7-7740K

With Intel releasing its new Kaby Lake-X, it is only a matter of time before overclockers break this record. Overclocking is a serious business and requires lots of precision and of course, Helium so do not try this at home.

Let us know what you think about the new overclocking record set by Gigabyte OC.

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