Ralph's had truly horrible ices.
I walked by the spot (Austin Street) today and saw the new sign so walked in. They have both ice cream and ices. The icecream looked pretty good, but I trie dthe ices. I tried 3 flavors, peach, kiwi, and strawberry. They were all good, but I'll need to do some more experimenting. In truth Ive only eaten a spoonfull of each so far. :) After dinner I'll atack them. :)
The Manager (Chris) says that Ralph's ices didn't arrive fresh (which was only part of the problem.) They used to arrive with a coating of ice on them. they then had to run hot water over them. He said that this company makes the ices fresh for them, and they did taste fresh.
He said that one also opened on Main Street near Queens College, although I don't know if it is his, since it is a franchise (and I didn't ask.)
Let us (the chowhound public) know what you think about the ices, and hopefully the icecream as well.