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Ritas Frozen Ice ~ Underground Atlanta GA

We have become fans of Rita’s Frozen Ice, the ever expanding chain of ice custard shops popping up all over the South. Have you tried iced custard? Huh? Think ice cream shop, but better! The Rita’s sign says it all “Rita’s Ice-Custard-Happiness.” What an apt description for this spectacular chain!

We popped into Underground Atlanta and found Rita’s on a corner, after eating at Johnny Rockets.

It was the first day of spring, which means they were giving away FREE Italian Ices all day (this is a tradition every spring! A line snaked out the doors, as people checked out this new attraction in Underground Atlanta, I tried several of the frozen ices, all were delicious.

Rita's is the land of delicious frozen concoctions, with Italian ices, frozen custard, frozen coffee concoctions and so much more. You walk in and are confronted with choices of delicious frozen tubs full of ices, made fresh daily. Blueberry, peach, chocolate and more.

Soft serve machines offer frozen custard in chocolate, vanilla and swirl, and a few sugar free varieties. They are adding an orange swirl that tastes like creamsicle!  The generous staff will let you sample the different flavors – so be sure and ask politely to try them!

I was there for the frozen custard, straight up, for my birthday treat. After tasting the chocolate and the vanilla, I quickly settled on chocolate. It had that lush, extra creamy, extra velvety, rich, custardy taste that I crave. It was excellent, smooth deliciousness, bite after bite.

 Dave and Emily got the Green Apple Italian Ice, and we ordered an extra Vanilla Custard to plop on top. While that may sound odd, the different Ices mixed with vanilla custard are fabulous! Take a bite of frozen custard, add some slushy ice, enjoy. Alternate between a bit of ice or custard. What seemed like a simple frozen confection was actually quite a hearty treat!

Rita's Underground Atlanta had just opened THAT WEEK, our hats are off to Kevin and Jaray Gillespie, the owners! The Gillespies along with their team, had been giving out free Ices each day! Wow! They were doing a terrific job, despite the mob scene!

LivingHistorySites.com highly recommends Rita's Frozen Ice in Underground Atlanta for dessert!


Rita's Underground Atlanta
50 Lower Alabama Street Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30303