TOP ICE CREAM SPOTS CONTINUES
Name Toots’ Treats
Location: 4612 Carlisle Pike, Hampden Twp.
About the shop: A free standing shop opened in April 1994 by former Red Lobster manager Tom "Toots" Miller, who’s almost always on duty.
Sells 24 varieties of Rakestraw’s hand-dipped, hard ice cream and 24 flavors of soft ice cream. The same 24 flavors also are available in soft no-fat frozen yogurt. There’s inside seating for 30 and outside seating for another 30 at tables and benches.
Best sellers: Chocolate peanut butter cup and chocolate chip cookie dough are favorites in hard ice cream. Peanut butter, cheesecake and espresso are favorites in soft ice cream.
Prices: small two-dip cone is $1.30. Small soft ice cream cone is 85 cents. Small sundae is $1.40.
Also on the menu: Sundaes, shakes, splits, ice cream pies and cakes, Slush Puppies, sandwiches, bagels, soup, tacos, burritos, nachos, pizza, cappuccino and espresso.
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’ll be open year-round this year.
Readers’ comments: "A large assortment of flavors and a kind of small-town, homey atmosphere". (Gene Church, Camp Hill)
"It’s the best soft ice ream and yogurt, and you can get any flavor you can imagine." (Karen Prickett, Harrisburg).