When you’re hot, they’re cool.

Tropicool Italian Ice has been providing customers with house-made Italian Ice, gelati, soft-serve ice cream, smoothies, and other frozen treats for 15 years. While the rest of Baltimore debates snoball or snowball with marsh every summer season, owner Lydia Fitzsimmons says her gelati is the real winner.

Tropicool - (cool) progeny

So, what is a gelati? A mix of soft serve ice cream and house-made Italian Ice. Lydia makes the Italian Ice onsite with fresh fruit and ingredients. Egg Custard is popular, but there are other quintessential Baltimore flavors. The Birthday Cake Ice is handcrafted to taste just like a birthday cake from Graul’s Market. Fruit purists will love their Mango Ice. Just don’t forget the sprinkles!

Located right next to Lake Roland, Tropicool has frequent four-legged customers, too. Many bring their furry friends for a frosty-paw after a romp at the dog park.

On any given afternoon, you’ll find a mix of families enjoying a treat, regulars swinging by for their daily malt, and thirsty Lake Roland hikers stopping by for a refreshment. Tropicool continues to be a summer staple for many Baltimore families. Just peek inside the door frame… so many kids have ‘grown up’ with them!

Be sure to swing by their Falls Road location for (cool) way to chill out!

Summer Passport Deal

Are you participating in our 2018 Summer Passport program? Tropicool is giving a FREE small ice for Passport holders when they purchase a regular size! Don’t have a Passport yet? Buy one here. All of the deals and Play Date offers are good through Labor Day!

Tropicool Italian Ice

6083 Falls Rd, Suite 1
Baltimore, MD 21209
(443) 845-5720


Photos by Wendy Hickok, Wendy Hickok Photography.