Connecticut Elites kick off spring with “Scoops and Shades” at Capital Ice Cream

What better way to kick off spring than with a delicious ice cream cone from Hartford’s “Happy Place,” Capital Ice Cream for Elite Check In Week- “Scoops and Shades.” From April 15 – 18, the Connecticut Yelp Elite Squad chose either one scoop, two scoops or three and picked their favorite flavors with a topping. They also received a pair of red Yelp sunglasses. (Elite member Dawn H pictured above)

Capital Ice Cream is located just blocks from The Bushnell Theater and Bushnell Park. The beautiful State Capitol Building serves as a backdrop for their shop in Frog Hollow. Elites enjoyed colorful outdoor seating while enjoying their cones.

Dan S shared, “I went with a dish of Banana Walnut Chunk, Birthday Cake, and Raspberry Chocolate Chunk with sliced bananas as my topping. The ice cream was creamy and decadent, and the Raspberry had big slabs of chocolate chunks that made it my favorite of the three.” 

“I had Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip. Weird combo but ohhh so good!! It hit the spot! Very tasty!! They had yummy yummy toppings but I didn’t get any! I just find the outside of the ice cream shop so cute, colorful and inviting! I’m definitely ready for some nice weather and some ice cream!! If your close, by check them out,” added Alicia N. 

From Green Cookie Dough to Strawberry Cheesecake to Blue Cotton Candy, there were so many fun flavor combinations to choose from. There was even a fun social media photo contest with a prize of the amazing Capital Ice Cream Adventureland Cake. Congrats again to Tiffany and Finn! 

A huge thank you to owner Chantell and Capital Ice Cream’s staff for welcoming all of the Elites that week and making their ice cream dreams come true! 

Be sure to visit Capital Ice Cream on 389 Capital Avenue in Hartford. The shop features signature sundaes, milkshakes and non-dairy options. Desserts can be customized using their cold plate technology with a variety of delicious mix-ins to choose from. They also offer create-your-own ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cakes for every occasion.

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