When Garret and Jessica Crosby got their first taste of Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, they knew they had to bring it back to their native Reno, NV. Rita’s first got its start in the summer of 1984 when former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo started selling Italian ice out of a tiny porch window. Made from scratch using real fruit, these goodies took off almost immediately. Decades later, Rita’s is still going strong and Reno residents can stop by Garret and Jessica’s truck to give these sweet treats a try.
Garret and Jessica stick to Rita’s roots, making their Italian ice from scratch using real fruit. You can grab a regular lineup of flavors featuring everything from cherry to cotton candy. Or, keep your eyes peeled for a revolving door of daily specialty flavors like salted caramel crunch and birthday cake batter. Really, every flavor’s worth trying, which is all the more reason to make yourself a regular. Or, better idea? Have Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard of Reno out to cater your next event.
Swedish Fish — The classic tart candy in Italian ice form.