Annual Ultimate Philly
Ice Cream Festival
Every year, Bassetts Ice Cream joins forces with the Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia's leading independent frozen dessert artisans including fellow RTM merchant Miller's Twist plus Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, The Franklin Fountain, Gelati di Capri (Goat's Milk Gelato), KOV (Kosher Organic Vegan), and Uncle Dave's Ice Cream for a day of frozen fun at the height of summer!
Celebrating Over 150 Years of Ice Cream Making!
In 2011, in recognition of out 150th anniversary of sensational ice cream making, Bassetts Ice Cream sponsored the Annual Ultimate Philly Ice Cream Festival.
Highlights of the day included ... Live Music, Ice Cream Eating Contests, Presentation on Organic & Healthy Frozen Desserts, Best Ice Cream Topping Goatee Contest, Root Beer Float Drop, Ice Cream Cake Making Demonstration, Ice Cream Juggling, a Make Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Contest, Ice Cream Arts and Crafts and Freshly Made Ice Cream and Waffle Cones.
Watch the Story of Bassetts Ice Cream
America's oldest ice cream company celebrates their 150th anniversary. The company was established by Lewis Dubois Bassett in 1861 when he made his first batch of ice cream in the backyard of his Salem, NJ home. Today, Bassetts Ice Cream is sold from Philadelphia to China and many places in between. Rich in history...Richer in Flavor!