Indulging in a fat bowl of ice cream during the hot summertime is one of the best (albeit unhealthiest) and most enjoyable things you can do – bar none. Just like downing a nice warm cup of hot chocolate and the wintertime, the temperature contrast that comes while eating ice cream in the summer is refreshing while the former is relaxing. Simply put, when the heat comes, there really isn’t any better way to cool down – whether you’re a diehard fan of plain old vanilla and/or chocolate ice cream, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, root beer floats, or whatever other type of ice cream concoction floats your boat.
Even those of you that spend all winter on the beach in Florida and spend all summer at your beach house on Cape Cod need to chill out every once in awhile, no matter how afraid you are of winter weather. A lot of times, though, you have to do it on your own time and your own dollar – maybe taking their children or your husbands or wives to a local, seasonal ice cream spot a few hours after dinner on a hot summer evening.
Resolutionists unite! I know that we’re three months into the new year already, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right to give up your new years resolutions so fast. You know deep down inside that you’re more than capable of continuing that healthy diet all the way into the summer to get that oh-so-coveted beach bod, so let us help you do it! We’ve compiled a list of some of the healthiest restaurants in each of DiningIn's cities – Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia – to help you get back into the swing of your respective New Years Resolutions.