Rita’s Italian Ice and Custard serves up fresh Italian ices and delicious custard. There are three types of ices: regular water ice, sugar free (made with Splenda), and cream ice, which is made with a dairy base. Each year Rita’s First Day of Spring celebration signals the beginning of warm weather for so many Italian ice fans.

On March 20th, for one day only, a regular cup filled with whatever flavor you want is FREE. With over 60 flavors to choose from, there is no wrong choice when it comes to celebrating First Day of Spring.

As an employee who has tried every single flavor, here are the 7 best unexpected flavor combinations to challenge your Italian ice taste buds and ring in spring with a (tasty) bang.

1. Cookies ‘n’ Cream and Iced Coffee

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The smooth texture of the blended Oreos pairs perfectly with the creamy iced coffee flavored ice to create a rich and creamy delight.

2. Margarita and Passion fruit

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Combine these two flavors for a tangy and fruity explosion that will have you dreaming of a tropical getaway.

3. Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate

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Mint chocolate chip is creamy, extremely minty and has the great added crunch of mini chocolate chips. Get a double dose of chocolate, by adding chocolate flavored ice to the mix. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate.

4. Mango and Georgia Peach

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Mango is the ultimate Rita’s classic and peaches are a delightful warm weather treat. This is a predesigned sugar-free flavor twist, so if you want the same flavors without the taste of Splenda, layer the two separately.

5. Swedish Fish and Blue Raspberry

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These two candy themed flavors belong together. Sugary and sweet, they combine into a super-flavor of all things artificial and good.

Pro tip: add Alex’s Lemonade in for a patriotic red, white and blue cup.

6. Marshmallow Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Let’s be clear, there is no such thing as a peanut butter overload. With marshmallow and chocolate as the base, the salty peanut butter swirls create a treat ideal for satisfying any dessert craving.

7. Banana and Fudge Brownie

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Nothing is better than banana and chocolate. Since fudge brownie has brownie chunks and banana has pieces of the fruit, the texture is just divine. This combo is a tasty balance of fruit and fudge that you should not miss out on.

There’s no quite combination than “free” and “dessert.” Celebrate the spring season with the sweetest treat around and make all of your friends jealous when they see you with your First Day of Spring cup on the quad. As the catchy Rita’s slogan goes, “Get Rita’s, get happy.”

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