Our Legendary Ices


Since 1915 we have been handcrafting authentic, artisan Italian ice. Made fresh daily in small batches using time honored recipes, local, seasonal, and organic fruit when possible and cane sugar. We take great pride in sharing our family tradition with you!

Our ice is unique. We do not use any stabilizers or emulsifiers, so it must be handled with care. To maintain the perfect temperature we use two distinct storage methods. At our Elizabeth location, you can see the iconic old-world wooden barrels. The Italian ice is packed snugly inside stainless steel cylinders then encircled by ice cubes and rock salt. In 1915 it was the only option. Since this method works so well, we saw no need to change. Our customers love our old green barrels and we think adds to the authenticity of DiCosmo’s Italian Ice.

While the barrels are truly legit, they are labor intensive and impractical for indoor use. We needed something different for our Metuchen location. It should come as no surprise that we found an impeccable option in our beautiful dipping cabinet, custom made in Italy.

We make over 30 flavors BUT we only sell up to 8 flavors at a time.

Why?

TRADITION. It’s how we’ve always done it. Our passion is to offer customers the most delicious and freshest product possible. The flavor and texture are at their peak when the ice is made fresh daily. Since 1915 we’ve never wavered from our quality standards.

Our flavors change throughout the day and our menu of flavors does as well. We love what we do. We are fortunately surrounded by diversity; exposed to new fruits and flavors & enjoy experimenting with them!

Sampling of Flavors

Lemon, orange, orange-pineapple, pineapple, peach, strawberry, mango, coconut, coconut-lime, pina-colada, lime, lime-mint, blueberry, raspberry, 4 berry, strawberry-banana, passion fruit, guava, tropical fruit, pear, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, chocolate, chocolate-strawberry, chocolate-cherry, chocolate-banana, cherry, passion fruit-peach, passion-fruit-mango, strawberry-guava, pomegranate, red grapefruit, blood orange-strawberry & more!

As always, our ices are vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and nut free!