The Cold Stuff: Local Picks for Summer Refreshment!

Ah! It’s officially the first day of Summer! The temp is up, the school year ending, and vacations are on the horizon. This seems like just the perfect moment to share some tasty ports of call for staying cool out there — Princeton gets pretty steamy this time of year after all, and nothing tastes better than a chilly cold-pressed juice, fruit smoothie, ice cream cone, or acai bowl.

Peruse the local offerings below from healthy to wholesome cold treats and enjoy!

Stay cool!
-Team PrincetonScoop


The juices at Tico’s are such a massive hit that this spot was renamed Tico’s Juice Bar! Grab a cold pressed juice, customize a juice or order up a fruit or green smoothie for a chilly, tasty and super healthy approach to Princeton’s summer heat. Tried their Açaí Bowls? Delish! On Spring St just off Witherspoon St in the heart of downtown. www.ticosjuicebar.com

It’s summer, it’s hot and it’s steamy. Drive, bike or walk to Brick Farm Market – they have the frosty smoothies, fresh–pressed juices and cold brew coffee to keep you hydrated and fueled. In a rush? Grab an iced New England Latte or cold-pressed juice from their beverage cooler and you’re on your way! www.brickfarmmarket.com

If you find yourself on Nassau Street, escape the heat at Arlee’s Raw Blend with raw and vegan ice pops. They’ve also got wonderful, new cold-pressed juices with fennel and apple on the menu this year. Or try their popular watermelon and pineapple blends. You’ll stay cool, increase your energy and feel great! www.arleesrawblends.com

Whole Foods Market Princeton is your one-stop shop to keep the family cool this Summer! Treat yourself with a visit to the gelato bar, or their new self-serve Mochi bar (sweet rice dough filled with premium ice cream), or a made-to-order smoothie. Of course the freezer’s packed with goodies, like citrus pop-ups, soda floats and ice cream sandwiches. PS: Have you signed up for their Rewards Program yet? www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wfm-rewards

Milkshakes, sundaes, floats and single dips! Stop by Uncle Ed’s Creamery in Pennington, grab a booth with your friends and family. You and your kids will love this family-owned American classic ice cream shop, complete with candy and fine chocolate. You’ll find Uncle Ed’s Right across from Pennington Market. www.uncleedscreamery.com

Cream King is open! Pennington waits for their lawn signs to appear announcing this summer news, then heads straight to this throw-back road side stand on Route 31. Cream King has been a mainstay of the Pennington community since 1958, serving up soft-serve twist dipped ice cream and American grill classics. Just the spot to take the family after dinner, or your with your summer baseball team after the game! www.facebook.com/pg/creamkingnj