Cool off with some of the creamiest small-batch gelati and ice creams.
1 At Paciugo gelateria on St. Petersburg’s waterfront, customers ooh and ah over the eye-candy display of billowing mounds of gelato (left). Score with a scoop of amerena black cherry swirl or mint chocolate chip. paciugo.com
2 Since 1956, folks have lined up at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Dania Beach for the super-smooth, thick ice cream sans air. Adults love the rum raisin; kids order the bubble gum. jaxsonsicecream.com
3 Ice cream queen Vanessa Viglione makes an outrageous mango flavor using the fruit grown on Pine Island. Find it only in summer at Great Licks in neighboring Matlacha. 239.282.2802