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This is the the hottest part of summer right now, and that means we’re craving all the frozen desserts we can get. From homemade sorbets to sundaes, here’s where to find the best frozen desserts in town.

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Gelato Ice Cream Sandwiches at DiAnoia’s Eatery
For a limited time only, DiAnoia’s Eatery is offering Gelato Ice Cream Sandwiches from Executive Pastry Chef Rachel Walton. She created fun flavors like Nutella snickerdoodle cookies with hazelnut ice cream and Funfetti cookies with cherry ice cream. Dianoia Restaurant (2549 Penn Ave)

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Page Pops from Page
Were pretty one obsessed with these popsicles from Page’s. Not only do they come in tons of flavors (like the Cold Pop, with Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream and a chocolate dip, the Sam Pop, with peanut butter ice cream and a chocolate drizzle, and the Mag Pop, with Fruity Pebble Ice Cream and Cherry Drizzle), but they can also be purchased in bulk, so you can take them home and enjoy them whenever you want to skip the long lines of Page. Pages (4112 Carson Street East)

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Seasonal sorbet with Vandal
The Vandal in Lawrenceville always has an ever-changing selection of seasonal homemade sorbet flavors on their dessert menu. They currently serve Strawberry Balsamic Sorbet, Gallia Melon Elderflower Sorbet, and Blueberry Ice Cream, but the options change frequently. The Vandal (4306 Butler Street)

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Vegan ice cream at Farmer x Baker
With a rotating list of flavors like Lemon Safflower, Orange Olive Oil, and Carrot Cake, Farmer x Baker’s Soft Serve Ice Cream is always unique and always made with local, seasonal ingredients (and she is also still vegan). Get it at their Aspinwall location, while they’re still open for the season. Farmer x Baker (285 River Ave, Aspinwall)

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Gelato Sundae at Alta Via
There are usually two or three rotating flavors of homemade gelato at Alta Via every day, such as pistachio, chocolate, and vanilla, as well as vegan sorbet. You can order it with toppings like chocolate shavings or hazelnuts, or as part of their ice cream sundaes – right now the sundae includes olive oil cakes, milk crumbles and the marmellata, although they also feature specialty sundaes, using ingredients like Prosecco-braised blueberries. High Via (46 Fox Chapel Road)

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Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches at Moonlit Burgers
If you haven’t tried Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches yet (oversized, decadent ice cream sandwiches in flavors like Chocolate Blackout, Strawberry Shortcake, Salted Caramel, and “The Classic,” made with a brownie cookie chocolate and vanilla ice cream), you’re lucky. Moonlit Burgers in Dormont has started stocking desserts as the perfect sweet treat to end your meal. Get them for $5 each. Moonlight Burgers (1426 Potomac Ave)