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Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant + Giveaway!

On a scale from 1 to 10 how much do you love ice cream? If you said any number between 1 and 10 then you’re going to love today’s post, in which I’m sharing some behind-the-scenes photos of our visit to Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Why would you want to check this place out if you answered less than a 5? Well, ‘cause I’m pretty sure this ice cream shop could make an ice cream lover out of anyone!

Yolanda and Merly on Merry-Go-Round at Jaxon's

Yolanda and I were already fans before we even stepped foot inside!

Monroe Udell first opened up Jaxson’s in 1956, and the restaurant’s been serving up homemade ice cream and tasty eats since! Anyone who has been here will tell you that just the experience of going is impressive – the décor is kitschy, fun, and interesting (to say the least). Just take a look!


I even spotted this great photo of Art Ginsburg (“Mr. Food”) and Monroe Udell behind one of the booths! Did you know that the two were good friends?


But let’s get on to the important stuff. I’m talking ice cream. As I mentioned, Jaxson’s makes their own ice cream fresh every single day – and they’ve got a long list of flavors to choose from, including sugar-free varieties and fat-free yogurts! I got to peek in while they were making a special white chocolate macadamia ice cream.


That’s Howard in yellow, helping make some ice cream!

Watching them make the ice cream was really cool, but what I was most excited about was watching them put together some of their famous giant-sized sundaes…


Howard at sundae counter

It’s as big as Howard’s head!

And, of course, the granddaddy of them all….The Kitchen Sink®. This monster-sized sundae is actually served in a kitchen sink and is loaded with over 20 scoops of ice cream and just about every topping you can dream of! It’s so big you’re going to need all your friends and family to join you in devouring it.

Topping The Kitchen Sink®

You can’t even help smiling while you make it!

The Kitchen Sink®

The Kitchen Sink® in all its glory!

As if The Kitchen Sink® wasn’t enough of a showstopper in itself, two sparklers are put in right before it’s brought to your table. That way, the whole restaurant knows you’re about to dig into an ice cream spectacular.

Check out this behind-the-scenes shot of Howard about to enjoy The Kitchen Sink®:

Howard eating The Kitchen Sink®

I want Howard’s giant spoon!

If you watched today’s show, then you’ve already seen some great shots from our visit to Jaxson’s. You also got to see our Jaxson’s inspired recipe for Kitchen Sink Pie. Yes, that’s right…you can make your own version of their famous dessert right in your very own kitchen!

Kitchen Sink Pie

Oh my goodness…is your mouth watering like mine is?

There’s so much deliciousness waiting to be enjoyed at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, and it’s not just ice cream! The restaurant has a full menu, including some of the best hamburgers, hot dogs, and American-style platters in town. You may just want to plan a visit before summer’s over…  😉


Ice Cream Serving Set Giveaway

Before you go, I’m excited to share our latest ice cream inspired giveaway! The Mr. Food Test Kitchen is giving FIVE (5) lucky readers the chance to win an ice cream serving set, including one (1) set of four (4) ice cream float dishes with spoons and one (1) Good Grips Trigger Scoop (pictured below). This is just perfect for dishing up servings of our Kitchen Sink Pie!

Ice Cream Set Giveaway

To enter for your chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog answering this question:

What would be on your perfect ice cream sundae?

You can also win a bonus entry by leaving a comment on the recipe for our Kitchen Sink Pie!

Contest rules and how to enter are below.

For more information on Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, check out their Facebook page, or visit them online! (Warning: There are some truly droolworthy photos!)



Patricia O. | Sherri | Daniel | Bonnie D. | Nicole C.

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