Bassett's is located in the Reading Terminal Market, a jewel of a marketplace with 80 merchants serving everything from crepes to cheesesteaks.
Though I found the specialty cones laced with the nuts and sprinkles intriguing, for my first trip to Bassett's I kept it simple - a single scoop of cinnamon ice cream on a cake cone.
It was very rich and smooth, not too sticky, with a subtle, even dusting of cinnamon throughout.
That's me enjoying said cone. The picture was taken by a harmless yet undeniably creepy older gentleman who said, "I don't get permission to take pictures of pretty ladies often." This, of course, led me to believe he takes pictures without permission all the time.