There is a momentary lull in the mid-afternoon rush at PAPA’S Ice Cream on West Shore Road, giving the smiling, friendly servers a moment to sweep up a handful of sprinkles that have collected on the counter. The quiet is short-lived, however, as a group of chattering teens pile in and rush the refrigerated case that holds a colorful spread of pure deliciousness. One or two of the happy customers know exactly what they want, while the others debate between classics like chocolate or vanilla or one of the newest flavors on display. So much to choose from, and so little time . . .
PAPA’S Ice Cream, a cheerful and nostalgic business that hearkens back to the days of old- fashioned soda fountains, was opened by Paul and Addie Silva fourteen years ago. The Silva family’s reputation of friendly service and consistently delicious, refreshing ice cream continues to this day, and is as in-demand as it has ever been ~ whether you are a pint-size child, or a “grown up” child. PAPA’S Ice Cream is simply a Warwick tradition.
Serving up over 90 flavors of the creamiest, smoothest Hershey’s™ Ice Cream and the ever-popular Hood™ Soft Serve ice cream, PAPA’S has something for everyone (including their “sugar-free” customers). Enjoy a heaping scoop of ice cream in a cone or as a sundae, smothered with hot fudge, whipped cream and that bright red cherry on top. If you are craving a good old-fashioned Banana Split, then come to PAPA’S. This is a place of pure happiness.
Among the 90 flavors of ice cream sold here at PAPA’S, you will find these brand new mouth-watering additions to the menu: “Banana Pudding”, a perfect blend of premium banana ice cream with a sweet marshmallow swirl and bits of vanilla wafers, OR the decadent “Milk Chocolate Mayhem”, a rich chocolate ice cream mixed with chocolate bits, fudge truffles and a creamy fudge swirl. Not to be denied is the new “Salty Caramel”, the ultimate marriage of sweet and salty flavors, streaked with smooth caramel and packed with chocolate caramel truffles. Pure bliss.
PAPA’S Ice Cream also serves up another scrumptious treat – CUPCAKES! Talented baker Amy Friedman adds her home-baked cupcakes ~ made from scratch and topped with real buttercream frostings ~ to the repertoire of tempting options here. Amy bakes her outrageously delicious cupcakes every Friday through Sunday, holidays and any day for special orders (with 4-7 days notice, please). Be sure to try one of her ever-changing varieties of cupcakes. Simply irresistible.
PAPA’S is open every day from 2pm until 10 pm. There is even a drive-thru window to make your visit completely hassle-free. They are located on 2987 West Shore Road in the Buttonwoods section of Warwick. CASH ONLY please! Call them at 739-4975.