If you love ice cream done right, now you have another place to get Proper Ice Cream — along with a new look and expanded menu — with the opening of the South Florida brand's new flagship location now open in the Boca Raton Park Place Plaza.
Proper Ice Cream chef-owner Rick Felberbaum may be a practicing lawyer, but he loves making ice cream, too. Before opening his first Delray Beach shop three years ago, you could only find his gourmet handcrafted ice cream on the menu at Palm Beach haunts like 1000 North, Grato, Imoto, and Buccan. It's some of the freshest it gets, created from scratch using local fruits or exotic spices sourced from places like Turkey and Israel.
Today, Proper has made a name for itself locally with its inventive flavors. Dozens of selections offer up gourmet creations from Black Sesame and Sweet Corn & Blueberry to Pistachio with Caramelized Fig and Fresh Ginger (and weekly one-off's to boot). At Proper Ice Cream, you'll truly get a proper scoop: one, two, or three of your choice placed in a rainbow variety of Konery cones — each made using herbs and spices and free of dairy, eggs, and preservatives — that taste like red velvet, birthday cake, orange dreamsicle, or toasted coconut.
A popular plant-based menu features Golden Milk, Peanut Butter, and Deep Chocolate Cookies and Cream, while those looking for a refreshing sorbet can choose from a variety of flavors like Guanabana, Blood Orange, and Pink Grapefruit. “Prop” toppings include Toasted Italian Meringue, Ubet Chocolate Syrup, and Blueberry Compote as well as traditional drizzles like housemade hot fudge and caramel.
"We’re bringing back the feel of a city ice cream parlor, where everything is made from scratch," Felberbaum.
Beyond the ice cream, Proper's in-house pastry chef has created a menu of desserts that double as bases with chocolate chip cookiess, cocoa brownies, mini key lime pies, and mini cheesecakes. Customers can order a Key Lime Pie Tart, a graham cracker tart cup topped with Proper Key Lime Pie ice cream, caramel, toasted Italian meringue, and lime zest. Or try the Hot Ice Cream sandwich prepared with a scoop of your choice between homemade pound cake, placed in a panini press. The results have established a cult following with an ever-changing menu of endless combinations.
For those looking to enjoy their ice cream at home, hand packed pints are available for purchase from the freezer. Outside of Palm Beach County, Proper has gone national shipping box after dry-iced box of pints through the curated marketplace available online at Goldbelly.com.
Proper Ice Cream. 5560 North Military Trail, Boca Raton. Open daily at 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. on Saturday. The original Proper Ice Cream location and kitchen will continue to serve patrons at 1445 N Congress Avenue, in Delray Beach, while their scoop shop serves downtown Delray Beach at 75 SE 4th Street, Delray Beach.
For more information visit propericecream.com