We’ll all be screaming for ice cream Saturday at Reading Terminal Market

Liz Gonzalez shows off some ice cream from last year's festival. (Bassetts Ice Cream)

Liz Gonzalez shows off some ice cream from last year's festival. (Bassetts Ice Cream)

As part of the Welcome America festivities, a cool treat will be celebrated Saturday at the Reading Terminal Market.

With the forecast calling for a high near 100 degrees, you can count on crowds for the Philly Ice Cream Scoop. Bassetts Ice Cream will bring in ice cream artisans from around the area to create special concoctions, said Alexander Strange of Bassetts.

“We’re going to have 14 ice cream companies that don’t exist in the Reading Terminal Market come in to center court, and we’re taking all the seating out to Filbert Street,” he said. “We’ve got games happening out there, and there will be prizes.”

Strange says some of the merchants from the market will also contribute with their own creations.

“Old City Coffee will be doing an affogato … a scoop of vanilla ice cream with espresso poured over top,” he said. “There will be a cookies and cream funnel cake with ice cream on top, and the Head Nut is doing a ice cream bar with all their wild toppings on there.”

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Filbert Street between 11th and 12 will be closed to accommodate.  All activities are free, while ice cream treats are available for purchase.

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