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The Weekender – 10 Sweet Tooth Summer Picks

Boy is it hot one… you’re out running errands, the sun is turning the heat up on your body temperature, and sweat beads start forming on your forehead. All you can think about is cooling down. What better way to cool off than an ice cold summer treat to send chills through your body from the core, out? We’re guessing that if that ‘something cool’ is sweet, it’ll be even better. That’s why we’ve put together 10 of our Tipster summer picks to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you an edge on beating the summer heat!

Up for some ‘cereasly’ delicious cold breakfast garnished with your choice of tasty toppings? Or perhaps you’re on the hunt for a decadent milkshake or fruit smoothie creation? Either way…Ceres House has you covered. As the first cereal cafe in Jordan, Ceres House is named after the Roman Goddess of grain that offers a one-of-a-kind cereal menu that is sure to give you a new appreciation for breakfast. Why not make an event out of it and enjoy a cool treat along with a uniquely ‘Ceres experience’?
Must Try: CTC Milkshake

Mr. Lollies

This gourmet artisan shop is the place to go for Ice Lollies. From their in season snow cones to lollies, gelato, sorbet and more… they’ve got a great selection of things that are perfect to devour in the summer. Made by hand in small batches inside the walls of the cute shop, Mr. Lollies uses rapid freezing technology with the best of ingredients. They create classics, twists on classics and surprisingly unexpected flavor combinations that will tantalize your taste buds.

Must Try: Passion Fruit Sorbet

Gerard Ice Cream

You scream, I scream… you know how the rest goes. Gerard is a local favorite when it comes to creative concoctions of ice cream. Mashing up your favorite desserts..choice is abundant here. Not to mention that they have fantastic alternatives like frozen yogurt, slush and milkshakes! If you grew up in Amman, then Gerard has definitely been a part of your journey and still is, for a reason. We’ll just say this; 140 premium flavors.

Must Try: Blueberry Cheesecake 

Frosti Ice Cream

Frosti’s Ice Cream is a local childhood favorite in Amman. Produced by mixing fresh milk, fresh cream and natural flavors…they make superior, Italian-style ice cream. If you’re looking for a scoop that feels rich and creamy, then Frosti has to make your list of things to try. Frosti uses fresh local fruits, delicious nuts, and the highest quality cocoa in the world market. Like your milk shake with organic milk? They’ve got that too! What are you waiting for?

Must Try: Pistachio with Aleppo Pistachio Nuts

Fatty Dab’s

We know, Fatty Dab’s Burger Shack might not be the first thing you think of when you think ‘sweet’. Yes, this is one of the best spots in Amman for a local burger that is epic but along with the awesome burgers, come awesome sweets. We’re talking cookies, milkshakes and sundaes. So if you’re looking for a two-for-one joint to get a meal and cool off, Fatty Dab’s will tick off the box. The desserts feel like they’ve come straight from the good old US of A.

Must Try: Cookie Dough Sundae 

Four Winters

Four Winters is all about ice cream…winter, autumn, summer and spring. But since it’s summertime…it’s the best time to enjoy a taste of the trendsetter in the ice cream market. Working with liquid nitrogen to produce the smoothest, creamiest ice cream from only the finest and freshest ingredients possible, they’re known for their crazy-good combinations. We’re not only talking about creations like Raspberry Cookie and Birthday Cake. For the more adventures, there are mixes like Red Bell Pepper, Knafeh and more. So, how risky of a ice cream eater are you?

Must Try: Vegan/Dairy Coconut…or create your own flavor!
FreshBerry is what you’re thinking it is…fresh. It starts with their fantastic yogurt that in their own respect, are signature tastes. Which, by the way, contains live active cultures that help support the body’s natural immune and digestive system. Then you have the option of choosing from over 3o toppings, including; fresh fruits, cereals and nuts to complete your treat! There are a hundred and one ways for you to mix and match to get the perfect hit-the-spot sweet tooth craving. Bonus: they also have fruit and yogurt smoothies.
Must Try: Signature Decadent Dark Chocolate
Rawan Cake is the home for all things sweet. It’s not only for customized birthday cakes. From cheesecake, to cakes, to eclairs, macaroons and those cute little shot-desserts…they’ve got it all. If you’re in the mood to share with your posse and indulge in a group cool-down session…then opt for a whole ice cream cake. It’ll be a special hit with the kiddies. And hey, we won’t judge if you hog it for a few days either.
Must Try: Smurf’s Ice Cream Cake 
There’s one thing that JuiceBangBang can offer that is a leg up when it comes to being different; and that’s those delicious little bubbles. They’ve got the juice (obviously) but also bubble smoothies, ice coffee and ice tea. Quench your thirst with awesome flavors and chilled tapioca balls – whether you want to pair it with coffee or something sweeter like bubble gum or blueberry flavors. Bonus; if you’re hungry – the balls will pause your pangs.
Must Try: Creamy Avocado Blend
For those of you who are having the sweet tooth bug but want to avoid sugar and opt for a über healthy option, fear not. Besides having fantastic snacks, wraps and salads, Seed offers really tasty juices and smoothies perfect for the hot weather! The gourmet shop only uses the freshest of ingredients packed with vitamins and nutrients to satisfy your cravings and boost your energy. Their products almost never contain processed sugar (only natural sugars), so in that regards you’re safe and choosing the healthier choice, while also engaging your sweet spots!

Must Try: Positive Energy Juice

What do you think Tipsters? What are your favorite sweet-tooth craving summer picks? Share and let us know! 

And as always, stay curious!

Lemur Love, 

The Tip n’ Tag Team