A great regional chain, serving tasty frozen desserts, has finally made it to southwest Ohio. Located just under an hour drive north from Cincinnati, in Kettering, Ohio, Rita's Italian Ice is known for it's Italian ice, gelati, and frozen custard.
Made fresh daily, the Italian ice is fat free and comes in lots of delicious flavors. The fruit flavors, like banana, strawberry, cherry, key lime, and raspberry, are made with real fruit. The fruit flavors are great, but it is Rita's specialty flavors that take this dessert experience to the next level. Chocolate chocolate chip, cotton candy, and rootbeer flavors are all amazing. Maybe the most surprising and tasty flavors on the menu are Swedish Fish and Peeps flavored Italian Ice. Rita's has perfectly captured the delectable taste of these two candy favorites.
You can choose to eat your Italian ice all by itself, or combine it with other Rita's accompaniments to make an absolutely wonderful treat even better. A Misto shake blends together Italian ice and frozen custard into a smooth, drinkable shake. Rita's gelati is frozen custard served on top of Italian ice. Another popular choice is the Blendini,Italian ice blended with your choice of topping, including Oreos, Nilla wafers, and M & M minis.
If your are on a diet, you can still enjoy a wonderful Rita's treat. In addition to the regular flavors Rita's Italian ice also comes in many sugar free flavors. Rita's also offers Slenderita, a totally fat free custard.
So, the next time you go looking for an after dinner treat, hop in the car and head north to Rita's Italian Ice. It is well worth the drive from anywhere in southwest Ohio, to enjoy this summer time treat.
Additional info: Location - 3371 E. Stroop Rd. Kettering, Ohio 45440. Hours - Sunday through Thursday 12:00 - 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 12:00 - 10:00 pm. The Kettering Rita's flavors of the day can be found here.