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  • Best ice cream shop in every state
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    Best ice cream shop in every state

    With warm weather and summer vacations come cravings for ice cream. And while you can stay at home and enjoy the comforts of AC and a carton of ice cream from the store, there’s nothing like loading the family into the car and taking a trip down to a local parlor to enjoy some freshly churned ice cream. While some choose to stick to staple flavors like cookies and cream or chocolate, others choose to go off the beaten path with flavors like bacon or bourbon-infused concoctions. You never know what you’ll find at your local shop.

    At Stacker, we’ve compiled a list of all the best ice cream shops from every state using Foursquare, which considers check-ins, ratings, tips, and other user trends. Did your local creamery make the list? Check out the list below and find out.

  • Alabama: Bruster's Ice Cream
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    Alabama: Bruster's Ice Cream

    Address: 1710 E Main St, Prattville, AL 36066

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Since opening in 1989, Bruster’s has been committed to making ice cream the traditional way, with a slow-churned process that gives their flavors like banana cream pie and blueberry cheesecake a smooth, creamy taste. With nearly 200 locations worldwide, Bruster’s prides itself on the fact that many of their menu offerings are made on-site, including handmade waffle cones and artisan cakes and pies.

  • Alaska: Yogurt Lounge
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    Alaska: Yogurt Lounge

    Address: 10998 O’Malley Centre Dr, Anchorage, AK 99515

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    If you ever find yourself in the Alaskan wilderness craving a bowl of ice cream, then the Yogurt Lounge in Anchorage is where you’ll want to go. The Yogurt Lounge is self-serve and allows guests to choose from a variety of flavors—like cake batter, mango, and coffee—and an assortment of toppings ranging from fresh fruit to hot fudge.

  • Arizona: Churn
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    Arizona: Churn

    Address: 5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Arizona’s go-to spot for ice cream is Churn. According to the company description, they also sell “fanciful gifts and toys,” making it an excellent stop for the whole family.

  • Arkansas: Loblolly Creamery
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    Arkansas: Loblolly Creamery

    Address: 1423 S Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Loblolly Creamery is dedicated to supporting its community by using locally sourced ingredients from farms and orchards so they can provide customers with natural, made from scratch ice cream and sodas. Each recipe is specially crafted in-house from the ground up, ensuring that every item will have a fresh and unique taste.

  • California: Bi-Rite Creamery
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    California: Bi-Rite Creamery

    Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    All ice cream and baked goods at Bi-Rite Creamery are made in-house—along with their toppings like brownies and peanut butter—using local and organic ingredients. Try signature flavors like black sesame and roasted banana peanut butter, or try soft-serve made with a buffalo milk blend. 

  • Colorado: Sweet Action Ice Cream
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    Colorado: Sweet Action Ice Cream

    Address: 52 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Sweet Action Ice Cream has been hailed by USA Today and the Wall Street Journal as a staple of the Denver area and is dedicated to not only providing Colorado with delicious ice cream but to supporting charitable organizations that support animal and human rights. If you’re not in the area, they have an online store where customers can purchase pints of flavors like baklava, blackberry lavender, brown sugar banana, and more—guaranteed to arrive frozen solid in a styrofoam container packed with dry ice.

  • Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar
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    Connecticut: UConn Dairy Bar

    Address: 3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext, Storrs, CT 06269

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Ice cream doesn’t get fresher than this—the UConn Dairy Bar gives customers a chance to see ice cream being made through their observation window—and even allows guests to visit their cows next door. The shop is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut, and offers traditional flavors like mint chocolate chip and cherry vanilla, as well as seasonal options like maple walnut and cinnamon caramel swirl.

  • Delaware: Woodside Farm Creamery
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    Delaware: Woodside Farm Creamery

    Address: 1310 Little Baltimore Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707

    Foursquare Rating: 9.6

    Named Delaware's Family-owned Business Of The Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Woodside Farm Creamery is part of a real working farm—with a herd of cows that produce the milk for their ice cream. The creamery offers a number of flavors like rocky road, cappuccino crunch, and bacon—which was featured on Food Network's Unwrapped.

  • District of Columbia: Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
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    District of Columbia: Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.

    Address: 3214 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Located in the beautiful Georgetown area of the nation’s capital, Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co. has been the provider of ice cream and baked goods to both students and presidents alike. All ice cream flavors and blend-ins are made in house and rotated on a regular basis to keep things fresh—from unique flavors like Eastern Chai and Nutella, to classics like Oreos and Cream (which the company says it helped to pioneer in the 1980s).

  • Florida: Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlour, Restaurant & Country Store
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    Florida: Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlour, Restaurant & Country Store

    Address: 128 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    This old-fashioned ice cream parlor originally opened in 1956, and is home to one of the largest collections of license plates in the U.S.—along with over 40 flavors of ice cream ranging from classic vanilla to raisin rum. But for those with a real hankering, Jaxson’s has just the sundae for you: the Kitchen Sink features 36 scoops of ice cream for a party of four—perfect for those who can’t decide on what flavor to get.

  • Georgia: Leopold's Ice Cream
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    Georgia: Leopold's Ice Cream

    Address: 212 E Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Founded nearly a century ago by two Greek immigrants, Leopold’s Ice Cream has since been praised for its legendary ice cream by publications including CNNUSA TodayHuffington PostFood Network, Forbes, and The Boston Globe. The ice cream shop even became a favorite of famed lyricist Johnny Mercer, and there’s no wonder—the original tutti frutti blend is bursting with flavor and blended with rum ice cream, candied fruit, and roasted pecans. 

  • Hawaii: Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts
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    Hawaii: Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts

    Address: 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy D103, Honolulu, HI 96825

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Owner Keith Robbins always had a passion for ice cream, and often experimented with local Hawaiian flavors to give a unique taste. However, it wasn’t until 1985 that his passion became a business, and despite only being able to manufacture one flavor at a time, word quickly spread and his ice cream became a sensation. Today, Robbins has shifted focus to producing mochi ice cream—sweet rice dough wrapped around smooth ice cream—which is available for purchase at Whole Foods and specialty retailers.

  • Idaho: Goody's Soda Fountain & Candy
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    Idaho: Goody's Soda Fountain & Candy

    Address: 1502 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    With over 33 years of ice cream-making experience, Goody’s Soda Fountain & Candy produces rich ice cream made in-store multiple times a week. Try nostalgic dishes like the classic banana split, topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream, or the original ice cream soda: a scoop of ice cream in your choice of soft drink.

  • Illinois: Bobtail Ice Cream Company
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    Illinois: Bobtail Ice Cream Company

    Address: 2951 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    After winning University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business’s annual business plan competition in 2004, owners Jeff Wilcoxon and Chris Hill attracted the attention of local investors and opened up for business soon after. Jeff and Chris were inspired by Jeff’s grandpa, who had his own small ice cream business and established personal relationships with his customers—a business practice that Jeff and Chris strive for themselves.

  • Indiana: BRICS
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    Indiana: BRICS

    Address: 901 E 64th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Lifelong friends David Vonnegut-Gabovitch and David DuBow wanted to enrich the community where they grew up, and established BRICS (Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station). With 24 permanent flavors and 12 rotating flavors, it can be hard to make a choice, which is why they recommend a scoop of chocolate mixed with a scoop of strawberry—a perfect combination of richness and fruity flavor. 

  • Iowa: Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor
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    Iowa: Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor

    Address: 115 Central Ave NW, Le Mars, IA 51031

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    With more than 80 years of experience in the business and more than 70 flavors of ice cream, Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor has to be doing something right. You might recognize the name and logo from the ice cream section in grocery stores, but there's nothing like getting a freshly made scoop right from the source. Their original flavors include Bunny Tracks, a blend of vanilla ice cream with fudge, caramel, chocolate covered peanuts, and peanut butter.

  • Kansas: Sylas and Maddy's
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    Kansas: Sylas and Maddy's

    Address: 11919 S Strang Line Rd (119th) Olathe, KS 66062

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    With two locations in Kansas, Sylas and Maddy's family owned ice cream shops are famous for their waffle cones and variety of flavors. The menu lists several appetizing sundaes as well! 

  • Kentucky: The Comfy Cow
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    Kentucky: The Comfy Cow

    Address: 2221 Frankfort Ave Louisville, KY 40206

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Tim and Roy Koons-McGee dreamed of creating the best ice cream and serving it in a fun, funky environment that would be enjoyed by all ages. Roy even attended a program for ice cream at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Florida to further that dream. The Comfy Cow serves signature flavors like bourbon-infused ice cream, as featured in the Wall Street Journal, Buzzfeed, and Southern Living. Their online store is a great option for picking up a pint.

  • Louisiana: Creole Creamery
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    Louisiana: Creole Creamery

    Address: 4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    While the Creole Creamery has a number of classic flavors like mint chocolate chip and vanilla, the creamery takes pride in its more unusual flavors like lavender honey, tart cream cheese, and milkdrop. Those with a big stomach and an even bigger sweet tooth will want to look no further than the Tchoupitoulas Sundae: eight scoops of ice cream with eight kinds of toppings served with whipped cream and wafers. Anyone brave enough to finish the colossal treat is immortalized in their hall of fame.

  • Maine: Rococo Artisan Ice Cream
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    Maine: Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

    Address: 6 Spring St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Named the sixth-best ice cream shop in the U.S. in 2014 by TripAdvisor, Rococo Artisan Ice Cream continues to be a favorite among the community. The shop boasts a wide array of unique flavors, like Goat Cheese Blackberry Chambord, Ginger-Sour Cherry Jam, and Nutella Cranberry. Check out their online store to snag a few quirky pints of creamy bliss.

  • Maryland: Broom's Bloom Dairy
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    Maryland: Broom's Bloom Dairy

    Address: 1700 S Fountain Green Rd Bel Air, MD 21015

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Rated the fifth-best ice cream in the country by TripAdvisor in 2013, Broom’s Bloom Dairy offers guests a day of family fun as they enjoy an old-fashioned hand-dipped cone of freshly made ice cream. If you happen to stop by in the warmer months, be sure to check out the live music performances offered every weekend.

  • Massachusetts: Toscanini's
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    Massachusetts: Toscanini's

    Address: 899 Main St Cambridge, MA 02139

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Toscanini's has received praise from numerous publications like the New York TimesBoston MagazineBoston Globe, and GQ, and it lives up to the hype. Try any of their specialty flavors like Bourbon Vienna Finger Cookie, Matcha Cookies & Cream Cheesecake, and B3 (brown sugar, brown butter & brownies). If you need more of a pick-me-up, Toscanini's recommends the affogato: espresso poured over a scoop of ice cream. 

  • Michigan: MSU Dairy Store
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    Michigan: MSU Dairy Store

    Address: 1140 S. Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Located at Michigan State University, the MSU Dairy Store strives to provide the campus and local community with richly flavored ice cream for those late-night study sessions. Choose from more than 30 flavors by the scoop—or buy a gallon to be the hero of any social gathering. Signature flavors include Apple Cheesecake, Blue Moon, and Pina Colada. 

  • Minnesota: Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe
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    Minnesota: Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

    Address:1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    If there’s one thing Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Cafe knows how to do, it’s making the best small-batch ice cream the Twin Cities has to offer. Recipes are Italian influenced and are bursting with flavors like Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Salted caramel, and the Nicollet Avenue Pothole—chocolate ice cream stuffed with caramel, Heath bar chunks, and fudge truffles.

     

  • Mississippi: Local Culture
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    Mississippi: Local Culture

    Address: 500 Russell St Ste 6 Starkville, MS 39759

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    The health conscientious who want to enjoy a sweet treat should look no further than Local Culture, serving up frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and lower fat content. Choose from a variety of flavors like Caramel Pretzel and Original Tart, and use bowl dividers to get the best of both flavors. Top it off with your choice of toppings like sprinkles, gummy bears, and fudge.

  • Missouri: Fountain on Locust
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    Missouri: Fountain on Locust

    Address: 3037 Locust St, St. Louis, MO 63103

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Fountain on Locust is known as the most photographed restaurant in St. Louis, with its classy bar and elegant hand-painted murals that create one-of-a-kind ice cream experience. Though you may have to make a reservation to be seated due to the popular location, it’s the effort to get your hands on savory flavors like Irish coffee, butter pecan, and coconut almond joy.

  • Montana: Big Dipper
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    Montana: Big Dipper

    Address: 631 S Higgins Ave Missoula, MT 59801

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Big Dipper was featured on Good Morning America for ice cream month, where hosts gobbled up mango, mint oreo, and espresso--and had nothing but praise for the small business. They also offer milkshakes, floats, and have an ice cream truck that drives around Yellowstone so keep an eye out!

  • Nebraska: Ted & Wally's
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    Nebraska: Ted & Wally's

    Address: 1120 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    It’s exceptionally creamy ice cream made with real butter-fat that gives its coffee and salty seahorse flavors the smoothest textures you’ll ever taste. Ted & Wally's has become a staple of the Omaha community since first opening in 1984 and offers guests to bring a gallon of any flavor home.

     

  • Nevada: Luv-It Frozen Custard
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    Nevada: Luv-It Frozen Custard

    Address: 505 E Oakey Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89104

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    After being in the family for four generations, not much has changed at Luv-It Frozen Custard, and they still have that same great taste since opening in 1973. They specialize in sundaes and recommend local favorites like apple pie and the western with hot fudge, caramel, and pecans. 

  • New Hampshire: Lago's Lone Oak Ice Cream
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    New Hampshire: Lago's Lone Oak Ice Cream

    Address: 71 Lafayette Rd Rye, NH 03870

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Lago's Ice Cream founded was founded by Mike, Carol & Andrea Lago and has won New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Ice Cream Award in 2013 and 2016. Be sure to try their original flavors with made from scratch recipes, like Kahlua Fudge Brownie, Cappuccino Slam, and Salty Sailor.

  • New Jersey: Torico's Homemade Ice Cream Parlor
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    New Jersey: Torico's Homemade Ice Cream Parlor

    Address: 20 Erie St Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    When co-founder Pura Berrios was craving tropical ice cream that wasn’t readily available, husband and co-founder, Peter Berrios, bought a hand crank ice cream machine to make her the flavors she was after. Peter began selling the ice cream in his deli, and soon had lines out the door with customers waiting to get a taste. Today, Torico's Homemade Ice Cream Parlor offers over 60 flavors and takes pride in the real ingredients they use to blend their flavors.

  • New Mexico: Frost Gelato
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    New Mexico: Frost Gelato

    Address: 2201 Q St NE Ste 9A Albuquerque, NM 87110

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    When two friends were stumbling around Rome on a hot summer day, they came across a gelato shop that made their taste buds sing. When they made it back to the states, they just couldn’t find an equivalent to the flavor they tasted in Italy. They hit the books and studied the art of crafting gelato as good as the Italians with flavors to match: Guinness, Halwa, Hazelnut and Honey Lavender.

  • New York: Ample Hills Creamery
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    New York: Ample Hills Creamery

    Address: 623 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Foursquare Rating: 9.6

    Named after Walt Whitman's poem "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Ample Hills Creamery was a surprise success to owners, Brian and Jackie, when they first opened in 2011. Brian and Jackie credit their success to their dedication to producing ice cream the old-fashioned way by hand giving their Salted Crack Caramel, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, and Snap Mallow Pop flavors a delectable taste.

  • North Carolina: The Parlour
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    North Carolina: The Parlour

    Address: 117 Market St Durham, NC 27701

    Foursquare Rating: 9.6

    What started out as a hobby for co-founders, Yoni and Vanessa Mazuz, soon developed into a full-fledged business venture that was funded using Kickstarter, and raised more than $20,000 before opening for business in downtown Durham. Grab a scoop of black sesame or melted cinnamon and a cup of coffee and take a load off.

  • North Dakota: Tutti Frutti
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    North Dakota: Tutti Frutti

    Address: 4900 13th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    Tutti Fruitti was founded in 2008 on the idea of providing high-quality frozen yogurt and letting customers serve themselves to ensure they create their yogurt exactly how they want it. The franchise has since grown and now has over 100 locations in the U.S. and 25 countries worldwide, providing customers with a healthier dessert option.

  • Ohio: Mitchell's Ice Cream Kitchen & Shop
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    Ohio: Mitchell's Ice Cream Kitchen & Shop

    Address: 1867 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 441013

    Foursquare Rating: 9.6

    Mitchell’s Ice Cream Kitchen & Shop uses locally sourced ingredients and takes pride in its production process—customers can even watch through their observation window. Choose from a variety of classics like Rocky Road and Cookies and Cream, along with seasonal sensations Caramelized Chocolate and Wildberry Crumble.

  • Oklahoma: Andy's Frozen Custard
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    Oklahoma: Andy's Frozen Custard

    Address: 8251 E. 102nd St, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Andy’s Frozen Custard became an instant hit when it first opened three decades ago, with its extra-rich concrete sundaes that drew large crowds from wide and far. Try their classic ice cream sodas with on-tap root beer, or seasonal favorites like Apple Pie Sundae and join the sensation.

  • Oregon: Salt & Straw
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    Oregon: Salt & Straw

    Address: 838 NW 23rd Ave (at NW Kearney St), Portland

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    When owner Kim Malek heard her cousin Tyler was planning to attend culinary school and move to Portland, she got in touch and the two became fast business partners with a shared passion for ice cream. After cashing in her 401k to get things started, Kim got to work crafting recipes that would knock guests off their feet—like the Great British Rhubarb Ginger Crumble and Honey Croissant Vanilla. Since then, the shop has been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine and The New York Times.

  • Pennsylvania: The Franklin Fountain
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    Pennsylvania: The Franklin Fountain

    Address: 116 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    The Franklin Fountain sets to capture the historical vibes of old Philly though its rustic and nostalgic decor that would impress any history buff, and has been praised by USA TodayThe New York Times, and The Food Network. Try a specialty sundae like the Peach Melba Parfait—peach ice cream with raspberry compote and almonds, that's topped whipped cream—and see what all the hubbub is about.

  • Rhode Island: Brickley's Homemade Ice Cream
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    Rhode Island: Brickley's Homemade Ice Cream

    Address: 921 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Don’t be deterred from the line that likely stretches down Main Street—Brickley’s Homemade Ice Cream is worth the wait! All waffle cones are made in house from scratch, and pair well with salted caramel or black raspberry ice cream flavors. 

  • South Carolina: Hilton Head Ice Cream
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    South Carolina: Hilton Head Ice Cream

    Address: 55 New Orleans Rd Ste 114 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Hilton Head Ice Cream has been providing South Carolina with real, slow churned ice cream since opening in 1982. Most notable flavors are Chocolate Cayenne, Cookie Monster, and Peach Pecan. Pro tip: if you’re craving one of their seasonal flavors, they’ll make a batch just for you if given 48-hour notice.

     

  • South Dakota: B & G Milky Way
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    South Dakota: B & G Milky Way

    Address: 3300 W 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    B & G Milkyway opened in 1954, serving ice cream through its drive-thru and walk-up counter. And since then, little has changed, including the building! The current owners are proud to remain faithful to its original design, as well as the special ice cream recipes that the community has grown to love. B & G Milkyway likes to keep things simple—their soft-serve ice cream flavors include chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and vanilla twist versions of chocolate and strawberry. They do offer a few specialty items, like the Chipwich and Frozen Banana.

  • Tennessee: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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    Tennessee: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

    Address: 1892 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Nashville isn’t just for country stars anymore—it’s home to some of the best ice cream you’ll find on the East Coast. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will open your eyes to new levels of flavor when you take a lick of recipes like Ricotta Toast with Red Berry Geranium or Middle West Whiskey & Pecans. If Nashville is a bit too far for you, check out their online store and see what flavor you’re feeling.

  • Texas: Lick Ice Creams
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    Texas: Lick Ice Creams

    Address: 1100 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Lick likes to keep it real with their ice cream, and that means fresh ingredients and no artificial colors and sweeteners—leaving nothing between you and sweet creamy goodness. The creamery takes influence from Texas culture in crafting specialty flavors, like Cilantro Lime, Dewberry Corn Cobbler, and Sweet Persimmon.

  • Utah: Farr Better Ice Cream Co
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    Utah: Farr Better Ice Cream Co

    Address: 286 E 21st St Ogden, UT 84401

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Locally owned and operated since 1920, Farr Better Ice Cream Co. strives to provide the Mountain West region with ice cream that is guaranteed to please any sweet tooth. This shop is so popular that they had to put a ticket system in place to serve all their customers—there’s no keeping people from the irresistible flavors of Keebler Grasshopper and German Chocolate.

  • Vermont: Ben & Jerry's Factory
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    Vermont: Ben & Jerry's Factory

    Address: 1281 Waterbury Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    You know the name and taste, now see how it’s made and get a fresh batch straight from the factory. Take a 30-minute tour of Ben & Jerry’s home base and learn about the ice cream making process, then stop by the shop after and grab a scoop of an old favorite. Fans know there's more to sweet treats when it comes to the iconic Vermont company—founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have built a delicious legacy that serves as a model for socially responsible businesses everywhere.

  • Virginia: Moo Thru
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    Virginia: Moo Thru

    Address: 11402 James Madison Hwy, Remington, VA 22734

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Ice cream is so fresh at the Moo Thru, customers can see the cows as they drive in (and even purchase fresh milk straight from the cow). The Moo Thru keeps their menu simple, with flavors like cake batter and sweet cream that are bursting with wholesome goodness.

  • Washington: Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
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    Washington: Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream

    Address: 917 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    This ice cream is so good that owner Molly Moon Neitzel made a cookbook for those who too far away to get their hands on specialty flavors (like Earl Grey Maple Walnut, for example). But if you do happen to be close enough to drop in for a visit, be sure to try the Pub Snack Sundae: ice cream topped with salty pretzels and sweet whipped cream.

     

  • West Virginia: Dairy Creme Corner
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    West Virginia: Dairy Creme Corner

    Address: 187 Homewood Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    Dairy Creme Corner is the ideal shop for any soft serve connoisseur looking for the best in West Virginia. Choose from banana, strawberry, raspberry, wild cherry, chocolate, or vanilla, with all flavors available as milkshakes as well. Dairy Creme Corner is renowned for their generous portions, so bring a friend to share with.

  • Wisconsin: Leon's Frozen Custard
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    Wisconsin: Leon's Frozen Custard

    Address: 3131 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53215

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Leon's Frozen Custard is surrounded by mesmerizing neon lights that would fit in on the Vegas Strip, making for a fun atmosphere during late-night visits. The shop opened in 1942 and is still owned and operated by the same family. Try any number of classic flavors like mint or strawberry, or go a staple like the banana split—topped with fresh strawberries, marshmallow, peanuts, and a cherry.

  • Wyoming: Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream
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    Wyoming: Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream

    Address: 155 Center St, Jackson, WY 83001

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream strives for excellence in proving fresh organic ice cream, so you know you’re only getting the best Wyoming has to offer. Take one lick of their Gingerbread or Fresh Peach flavor, and you’ll see why they received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for two consecutive years.

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