We’re Dying to Get a Scoop Here: America’s Best Ice Cream Parlors


It’s summer, and we don’t have to tell you twice that it’s time to think about Ice Cream.  And we know that we’re going to eat that packaged-ice-cream-truck-vending-machine crap plenty of times, but that’s not really ice cream.  Thank God you can still find those small batch, made by hand fresh every day ice cream parlors all around the country, because there is nothing else that can even come close to the premium ice cream experience.  Some of these are gourmet shops, some are as back to basics as you can get.  But they’re all making us hungry for ice cream.

We are setting out to find those one-of-a-kind ice cream experiences all across the country.  We’ve made ourselves a starter list of our favorites as well as the places we are dying to try, but we’re counting on you to fill in the blanks and let us know — are these hits?  are these misses?  and what small local ice cream parlors are we missing? Send us your favorites, and let us know what the best flavor they have is.  Leave them in the comments or email us at editor@theinterrobang.com.  Look for the revised master list to hit the site just in time for July 4th weekend.  Thanks!

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Humprey Slocombe in San Francisco, California.

Humphry Solocombe is not focused on kids and it’s far from traditional.  In fact, many of their most famous flavors revolve around the taste of alcohol.  But people line up in droves, especially for their most popular flavor, Secret Breakfast.  Check them out   @humphryslocombe on twitter and  www.humphryslocombe.com on the web.

Highlights of the Flavor List:  Secret Breakfast – bourbon, milk and corn flakes, Creme Freche, Beer Butter, Magnolia Stout,  Harvey Milk & Honey.  Can’t make it there?  Buy the book!

  

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Ici Ice Cream in Berkeley, California.

Created by the former pastry chef at Chez Panisse.  The truly unique hand rolled ice cream cones made fresh daily are as big of a star as the ice cream itself.   Everything is small batch, and focused on the purest and best ingredients available locally and seasonably.  Flavors change daily but we don’t think it matters what flavor you go home with.  It seems almost impossible to get a bad scoop here.  Find them at @iciicecream on twitter  www.ici-icecream.com on the web.

Some of the flavors they’ve offered in the rotation include:  Honey Graham Cracker, Earl Grey, Candied Meyer Lemon, Coffee ‘n Cookies, Honey Orange Blossom, Horchata.

  

Fosselman’s Ice Cream in Alahambra, California.

Family owned and operated for 91 years, and their milk shakes are known near and far.  This is a true ice cream parlor, keeping everything that was excellent about old school ice cream shops, while still bringing in some modern unique flavors.  Find them at www.fosselmans.com on the web.

Highlights of the Flavor List:  40 flavors include Brown Butter, Macapuno (with creamy coconut flesh), Real Pistachio Nut, Real Tahitian Vanilla, plus monthly specials like Fresh Peach Sweet Corn, and Root Beer Ice Cream.

  

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Salt and Straw in Portland, Oregon.

Described as a farm-to-cone ice cream shop, it’s all about the ingredients here, but there’s nothing plain or simple about Salt and Straw, and kids are clearly not their focus.  You only have to read through the flavors list to understand what we mean.  But even if you think their flavors sound terrible, you have to admit you are curious.  Must try:  sweet sticky rice sundae with carmelized bananas and cinnamon croutons.  Visit on twitter @saltandstraw and on the web at www.saltandstraw.com.

Some of their popular flavors:  Sea Salt Ice Cream with Caramel Ribbon, Cream of Bone Marrow with Smoked Cherries, Dandelion Sorbet with Spring Flowers, Pear with Blue Cheese and Sweet Heat Apricot Wheat Ale with Candied Peppers, and Arbequina Olive Oil.  Don’t worry you can still get Singing Dog Double Fold Vanilla and Chocolate with Gooey Brownies if you’re less adventurous.

   

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Prince Puckler’s in Eugene Oregon.

When President Obama wanted ice cream in Oregon, he came to Pucklers.  Now this may seem somewhat ‘who cares’ to some people, but believe us, whoever advises the President on where to eat, knows what they’re talking about. It’s simple, it’s basic, and they’ve been making great ice cream in Oregon for almost forty years.  Visit them on the web at princepucklers.com.

The flavor list:  PP’s flavors veer more toward the traditional end of the spectrum, but you won’t get bored.  Galaxy (Chocolate malt w/white chips and chocolate chips), Muddy River, Black Tiger Stripes, and Chai Tea add to the more traditional favorites like Fresh Bing Cherry, Mint Chip and Coconut.

 

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Sweet Action in Denver, Colorado.

Denver has a lot of great ice cream to choose from, but we went with Sweet Action for our one to beat.  The shop is simple and relatively frill-less but that’s because they’ve put all of their resources into amazing ice cream.  A unique and very tempting flavor list served in their signature “hello my name is” pints.  Visit them at sweetaction.com on the web and on twitter @sweetactionic.

 Flavors to Check Out:  Salted Butterscotch, Brown Sugar Banana, Stranahan’s Whiskey Brickle, After Dinner Mint, and Colorado Honey.

  

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Morelli’s in Atlanta, Georgia.

It’s dense.  It’s creamy.  Their flavors are fun, sweet, and very kid friendly, but still manage to branch out from the traditional basics.  Kind of ice cream on acid.  And even though they’ve only been open since 2008, they’re already winning best of awards around Georgia and around the country.  Find them on the web at www.morellisicecream.com.

Some of their flavor highlights include:  Krispee Kreamier (described as  hot Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts mixed together in a creamy batter and turned into ice cream),  Amarena Cherry, Balsamic Strawberry, Avocado, Sweet Potato Pie, East Indian Kulfi, and Elvis Lives, a concoction of handmade banana ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate chips.

  

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Leopolds Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia.

Leopolds may seem a tad bit cinematic, but that’s because it was designed and decorated by Academy Award nominated set designer Dan Lomino along with the owner  Stratton Leopold, who also happens to be a film producer.   The original shop, founded in 1919, closed in 1969.  But Stratton reopened the business in 2004, using many of the original fixtures.  All flavors are made on the premises, one batch at a time, using top-secret family recipes handed down from the original Leopold brothers.  Visit them at leopoldsicecream.com on the web and @leopolds_ic on twitter.

Specialty Flavors:  Iin addition to the basics you can get flavors like Chocolate Chewies and Cream, Rum Bisque,  Honey Almond Creme, Girl Scout Thin Mint, Savannah Smiles, Sugar Plum Fairy and more.

  

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Moomer’s in Traverse City, Michigan.

This is where you bring the family.  The cows that made your ice cream are sitting right outside.  It doesn’t get much fresher than that.  Instead of focusing on wild unique flavors, the focus is on how fresh and pure their ice cream is.  When you are that close to the cream, it’s hard to imagine getting anything other than vanilla, but don’t worry, they have lots of other choices too.  Visit them on the web at moomers.com.

A few of their Specialty Flavors:   Banana Bread, Cow Tracks, Blueberry Cheesecake, Cinnamon Bourbon, Peanut Butter Oreo, and White Chocolate Oreo.

  

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Jeni’s Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio has several great ice cream spots, and why wouldn’t they?  It’s farm country.  And Jeni’s is one of the best in the state. They build every recipe with luscious, Snowville milk and cream from cows that eat grass, and they call it ice cream you’d want to bathe in.  Visit them on the web at jenis.com or on twitter @jenisicecreams.

Check out Jeni’s signature flavors:  Goat Cheese with Roasted Cherries, Askinosie Dark Milk, Queen City Cayenne Chocolate, Wildberry Lavender, Black Coffee, Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake, and The Milkiest Chocolate in the World.

  

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Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Young’s is a working dairy farm, so you’re not going to get any fresher than this.  All the ice cream is made right on the farm from a 15% butterfat mix so it’s dense, creamy and delicious.   Award winning shakes, obviously.  It’s a full family experience with a full year round calendar of events, miniature golf, kiddie corral picnic grounds and more.  Visit them on the web at youngsdairy.com and on twitter @youngsdairy.

Some of their best flavors:  Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cow Patty and if there’s any place you want to experience the pure perfect vanilla, its here.

 

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Homer’s Ice Cream in Wilmette, Illinois.

Started in 1935, Homer’s is an old fashioned restaurant and ice cream parlor that has stayed solid for almost 80 years.  If infusions and gourmet flavors aren’t for you, you’ll be very happy with the great list of standards done right at Homer’s.  Just great shakes, hot fudge sundaes and splits.  It’s the kind of place you can take the kids after a ball game, and be treated to a real family, small town experience.  Find them on the web at homersicecream.com.

Some of the specialty flavors:  This is the kind of place where the old standards like Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip, Heath Bar Crunch, and Rum Raisin are so good that you don’t need modern takes.  But they do a few specialty flavors like Kona Hawaiian Coffee, Fresh Peach, Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Peppermint Stick are some of the favorites.

  

Toscanini’s in Cambridge, Massachussetts.

Opened in 1981 as a labor of love, they’ve grown to be one of the  most talked about ice cream parlor’s in the country. The New York Times wrote that Toscanini’s was “the world’s best ice cream.” People Magazine said that they had the best vanilla ice cream in the US.  Their style is a blend between sophisticated and fun and their sundaes are legendary.  Find them at www.tosci.com on the web and on twitter @tosci.

Some of their most beloved flavors are:  Burnt Caramel, Earl Grey, Vienna Cookie, The B3 (Brown Sugar, Browned Butter and Brownies), Sweet Cream, Rather Dark Chocolate, Butter Chip, and Goat Cheese Brownie.

  

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Woodside Farm in Hockessin, Delaware.

There’s no fancy website with lots of pictures and logos, and the flavors are hung on a board daily, but if you’re in the  mid-atlantic states, this is the place to go.  Get the basic details at WoodsideFarmCreamery.com.

Check out the Flavor List: Some of the highlights are, their bacon ice cream (featured on the Food Network), Peanut Butter and Jelly, Motor Oil, Orange Honey Blossom, and Chocolate Coconut Almond, but don’t skip the basics here.  It’s the quality of their cream that is the standout, so you can’t go wrong with vanilla and chocolate.

   

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Ridgefield Ice Cream in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

The Ridgefield Ice Cream Shop will literally take you back in time. Ridgefield Ice Cream is one of those drive up, old school ice cream stands that specializes in soft server, and being the place to meet after dance recitals and little league.  But it’s better than that.  At Ridgefield, the ice cream machines are all vintage.  Roadfood.com was the first to highlight the glory of RIC and its fanatical owner Felix Lechner who maintains the highest soft-serve standards in the country by vintage machines that are no longer made to create dense, high butterfat soft serve instead of air filled ice cream.  Get details on how to visit on their local listing.

  

 

Don’t forget, write us in the comment sections or to our email to let us know if you agree with our picks, and what are we missing?  Master list goes up for July 4th Weekend.

145 Comments

  1. REDDYROG

    June 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    NO DAIRY CREAM?

  2. REDDYROG

    June 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    NO DAIRY QUEEN?

  3. Narc Zito

    June 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This whole discussion is anti-Fez, because he’s diabetic.

  4. Foggy_Otis

    June 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Check out Holsten’s in Bloomfield, NJ. Don’t forget the onion rings for the table. http://www.holstens.com/holstens.htm

  5. queenelisabeth

    June 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Franklin Fountain on Market Street in Philadelphia….mmmmmm

  6. Mike from Iowa

    June 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Whitey’s Ice Cream in Moline, IL — one of the first to add candy and/or cookies to shakes and malts.

  7. archg2

    June 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    What was that Brooklyn Ice Cream shop that Roland was talking about this am on O&A?

    • Narc Zito

      June 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

       @archg2 I was trying to remember that myself.  But he doesn’t even speak English, so I really didn’t understand.

  8. queenelisabeth

    June 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Longacre Dairy in Bally Pa Route 100 is also fantastic

  9. PatInTheBronx

    June 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Hoffman’s Ice Cream – Spring Lake Heights, NJ (Just ask eastside Dave)

    The Snowman- Troy, NY

    Both handmade Icecream places. Both EXCELLENT

  10. drshagg

    June 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Jeni’s is amazing and a handful of places in nyc now carry it. Was on Food Network’s Best thing I ever ate.

  11. thePAyeti

    June 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The Creamery at Penn State! Amazing ice cream and other dairy products like milk and cheese!

    • fezitorium

      June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

       @thePAyeti I had the Sandusky Sundae when I was a kid and it was horrible. Still makes me cry. 

  12. BigBadBri

    June 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Crescent Ridge in Stoughton, MA or Sugar Hill Farms in Bridgewater, MA.

  13. Narc Zito

    June 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I hope the snack is girls eating ice cream today.

    • jerkstoresean

      June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      @Narc Zito Mmmm. Melting on their boobies

      • Narc Zito

        June 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

         @jerkstoresean  @Narc Creamy pokies.  Bingo.

  14. JoshuaMontgomery

    June 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Blue Bell Brenham Tx

    • Narc Zito

      June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

       @JoshuaMontgomery Great call, dude.  They eat all they can and sell the rest.

  15. Narc Zito

    June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    For HTG, it’s got to be kosher.

    • archg2

      June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

       @Narc Zito Who knew she was such a foodie?… oh yeah Miss Yelp, my bad.

  16. LizSetsFire

    June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    The best ice cream I’ve ever had was in providence rhode island.

  17. TBVickroy

    June 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Never been to any of these but Honey Hut here in Cleveland is fantastic.
     
    ‘http://honeyhut.com/’

    • TBVickroy

      June 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Visit Honey Hut for a free sample of their Original Honey Vanilla ice cream (made with clover honey from an Amish apiary in Ohio) – Certain locations only open for the summer as well

  18. Glennfah

    June 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tanner’s Farm has the best ice cream in the Philadelphia area. The cows are on site.
     
    http://www.tannerbrothersdairy.com

  19. IndyKip

    June 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Fez was correct…..that orange ice cream was unbelievable

    • Narc Zito

      June 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

       @IndyKip Yeah, Fez is killing it today.

  20. LizSetsFire

    June 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    HTG is Jewish, she can eat ice cream?!

    • MillieHatchett

      June 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

       @LizSetsFire as long as it doesn’t have ham in it…I think it’s ok right?

  21. MillieHatchett

    June 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Best ice cream EVER is Hovermales in Fort Washington MD….no website but they have a YELP! http://www.yelp.com/biz/hovermales-taste-best-fort-washington

  22. Ryn

    June 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    The Creamery at Penn State.  

    • EMC

      June 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      My mom (PS ’66) raves to this day about the creamery.  

  23. Jb1

    June 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Toricos homemade ice cream parlor 1st st and Erie st Jersey City, nj

  24. AirborneRanger

    June 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Cabarrus Creamery in Concord, NC (near Charlotte) – been around since 1923 – one flavor you need to know – ‘Moon Pie’ – http://cabarruscreamery.com/ – good as it gets for fresh ice cream that will make you need a shot afterward.

  25. Stanley Kubrick MacDonald

    June 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Kathleen from the bronx is losing her mind right now….. BASSETT’S in philadelphia….  Started in 1861 and still family owned and operated…. interned for them in the 90’s…. great people and amazing icecream…. GO TO THE READING TERMINAL FOR A HISTORIC TREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • KathleenBx

      June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

       @Stanley Kubrick MacDonald
       Haaah… dude yeah, Bassetts is wonderful. I love it. And this is one of those cases where just their simple vanilla on a cone is just so perfect. Dig 🙂

  26. BostonOnAfan

    June 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    The guy who called about Kimball farms in Mass was right on, when peaches are in season the fresh peach ice cream is KILLER

  27. Narc Zito

    June 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    If it’s NOT fresh, you can smell it, dude.

  28. ShawnWollenberg

    June 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Youngs is on the other side of Ohio from Canton near Yellow Springs (home of Dave Chappelle) / Springfield
    Jeni’s in Columbus is super awesome and so is Whits from Granville, OH

  29. BlueHeelerKY

    June 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Missing Graeter’s ice cream in Cincinnati, OH. Oprah Winfrey even said it was her favorite. http://www.graeters.com

  30. Amyrf25

    June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Owowcow in ottsville PA. Homemade small batch ice cream, best ever. They use local produce. Try ‘I hate chocolate ‘if you love chocolate ice cream. They have facebook page, check them out you won’t be disappointed!

  31. PatInTheBronx

    June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Here’s the link for the place near Davey Mac http://hoffmansicecream.net/

  32. Cletus from Brooklyn

    June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    The best ice cream is made in my basement. I got those Chinese churning that shit out right now…

  33. Billy Zoom

    June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Young’s is in Yellow Springs, Ohio, which is nowhere NEAR Canton.

  34. rgvblas

    June 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Amy’s Ice Cream Austin, TX
    http://www.amysicecreams.com/2.0/#/home/

  35. Guest

    June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Burger King BACON SUNDAE.  The cows are right out back.

  36. declinometer

    June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Loepold’s – Savannah Ga

  37. drdcpa

    June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Leopold’s in Savannah — Where else can you get Guinness flavored ice cream at St. Patty’s Day?  It is the best ever!
     

  38. disneyspy

    June 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    been to moomers in traverse city(my hometown) kicks ass

  39. speedscu

    June 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Molly Moon’s, even when it’s 54 and raining here, there is still a line around the block.
    http://www.mollymoonicecream.com/
     

    • schadenfreudian

      June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

       @speedscu “even when it’s 54 and raining here”… otherwise known as October through June.
       

  40. Normldrum

    June 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Little Man Ice Cream in Denver (LoHi). And for the guy who called up about Blue Bell. It really is above and beyond all store bought ice creams. Colorado went fucking nuts over it when it was finally brought here from Texas.

  41. jerkstoresean

    June 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    We have McNultys in Rocky point on Long island. I haven’t been there in forever so I don’t remember how good it is

  42. schadenfreudian

    June 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Pullman, Wa.
    Fuck yessssss!

  43. Jpan85

    June 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Went to Chincoteague Island as kid just remember going to a place that had fresh Belgian waffles with fresh peaches and ice cream on it. Probably the best ice cream treat I have ever had.

    • blumanta

      June 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

       @Jpan85 saw Pepper the Centaur swimming to an island down there.

  44. Travis

    June 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Cruze Family Dairy Farm outside Knoxville, TN. Lemon Buttermilk

  45. Roefmli

    June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Coyle’s Homemade Icecream Howells Rd. Bayshore, NY or Main street, Islip, NY.
    Delicious creamy ice cream. Check them out on Yelp.

  46. RadioScout

    June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    This Mennonite family-run creamery is just down the road from me.  Great ice cream, chocolate milk, free range brown eggs, and a petting zoo…!

    • RadioScout

      June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Duh, here’s the link:  http://www.patchesfamilycreamery.com/

  47. jerkstoresean

    June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Theres also this place called “ColdStones”. It’s a nice little neighborhood joint………..Lololololololololololol

  48. jon

    June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hands down the best is Richard’s Ice Cream in Middleton MA.
    http://www.richardsonsicecream.com/
     

    • Bad Hat Harry

      June 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      @jon I thought the same thing when this topic started. Great stuff.

  49. ShawnWollenberg

    June 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Graeters in Cincinnati is bad ass!
     

  50. Savage

    June 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    KAWARTHADAIRY.COM Can’t be beat in Canada

  51. g man jimmy

    June 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Kilby Cream in Rising Sun, MD – not too far from Elkton, MD: http://www.kilbycream.com

  52. LibbyW

    June 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Moo Thru ice cream in Remington, Virginia is located in Fauquier County Virginia and they have the best ice cream and fresh milk.  This place is so popular that there is a wait for parking on the weekends.  Their vanilla is the bomb.  Here is the link:
     
    http://www.moothru.com

  53. stinkbud

    June 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Timothy’s in Bridgeport, CT… best home made ice cream I ever had.

  54. Lady Resin

    June 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Holsten’s Ice Cream in Bloomfield, NJ. The Sopranos filmed the final scene there.

  55. Cletus from Brooklyn

    June 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    There are a couple places on Mott street that sell very good gelato…

  56. Phil from PA

    June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Mannings in Srcranton PA – Own dairy and sells milk and ice cream at local stores.
     
     

  57. ronreddog

    June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    In Tampa Bay, this is the best Ice Cream place I have been to: http://strachansdesserts.com/ Strachan’s

  58. TBVickroy

    June 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    What’s better than bitting the bottom of the sugar cone and sucking out the remainder of the melted ice cream?

  59. Billy Zoom

    June 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Jeni’s is fine if you’re a fancy man with fancy clothes. Give me Graeter’s any day.

  60. Stanley Kubrick MacDonald

    June 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    BASSETT’S in philadelphia….  America’s Oldest Ice Cream Company…. Started in 1861 and still family owned and operated…. ROAD TRIP TO THE READING TERMINAL FOR A HISTORIC TREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • blumanta

      June 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

       @Stanley Kubrick MacDonald right after DiNic’s pork wet…perfect trip

  61. KathleenBx

    June 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Be on the lookout for Little Baby’s Ice Cream outta Philly- http://www.littlebabysicecream.com/#
    available at Morgan’s Pier, or Union Transfer, or offa one of their ice cream tricycles around the city…
    They make super-premium homemade ice cream made using locally sourced dairy from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg PA., and they’re all bouts inventive flavor combinations…deelicious, very very good stuff.

  62. fezitorium

    June 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The Sugar Bowl in Old Scottsdale AZ is a great old timey parlor. Just don’t take any with you as it instantly melts the second you leave the place. 

  63. I_smell_bit

    June 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I can’t remember the last time I had ice cream, but I will be having some right after work!

    • disneyspy

      June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

       @I_smell_bit i’m going to moomers after the show!

      • I_smell_bit

        June 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

         @disneyspy Prince Puckler’s for me

  64. mathewriley

    June 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Peaceful Meadows on Route 18 in Whitman, MA. Has the cows out back, and all farm fresh ice cream and dairy products.

    • Benny77

      June 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

       @mathewriley Good call. PeACEFUL Meadows rules. Right down the street from Skatetown USA.
       

    • mathewriley

      June 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

  65. CT Warren

    June 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Ferris Acres Creamery on, now get this…,Sugar Street, in Newtown CT.  http://www.ferrisacrescreamery.com/
     

  66. matt

    June 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Whitey’s Ice Cream, Moline Illinois.
    http://www.whiteysicecream.com/

    • fezitorium

      June 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I thought Whitey’s was on the moon? 

  67. Kylwhitlock

    June 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  68. Million Bucks

    June 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Christina’s in Cambridge, MA; typically 50 flavors available, and I think they own the spice shop next door. Very interesting/unique flavors

  69. OllieInChicago

    June 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Chicago Ice Cream: 
    1) Bobtail Soda Shop at 2951 Broadway.  Fantastic
    2) The ORIGINAL Rainbow Cone — Get one at the Taste Of Chicago.  The shop is on S. Western ave (9200 block)
    3) Margie’s Candies – North Center neighborhood.  Get the Royal Fudge shake. 

    • AlPal

      June 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm

       @OllieInChicago What about little scoopies?

  70. jerkstoresean

    June 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Theres another place in Riverhead Long island. I forgot the name but around Halloween they have pumpkin ice cream which is really good. And I had tiramisu ice there once that was awesome too

  71. Narc Zito

    June 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I’m surprised this is getting a lot more attention than the exercise thread the other day.

    • disneyspy

      June 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

       @Narc Zito HA!

      • Narc Zito

        June 14, 2012 at 5:17 pm

         @disneyspy Hey, spy.  Haven’t seen you on the IBang before.  I loved having a backup for when the online feed went down.  You rule.

  72. sugahdoubled

    June 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The Goldenrod (yeah great name) in manchester, Nh little shitty hole in the wall drive-up Fried seafood and icecream.. Not the best place in the world, but they do have Graham Cracker flavored icecream, with chocolate covered pieces of graham cracker in it.. Yum.

  73. Dirty Nickel

    June 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Clemson ice cream from Clemson University. Cows and ice cream right there on campus. http://www.clemson.edu/icecream/

  74. speedscu

    June 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Who ever said Ferdinand’s on the WSU campus is a fucking genius.  It doesn’t get much better than being attached to a school that does nothing but Agriculture!

  75. JMenton777

    June 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Peaceful meadows, whitman ma!

  76. Big Swerve

    June 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    “Hank’s” in Houston, Texas is the best Ice Cream in the South. Great hand made flavors. The joint is a favorite of celebrities and the walls are covered with signed photos of Hank’s celebrity customers. Before he died, Hank would be behnd the counter greating customers and taking orders. His wife does a good job since Hank’s passing.

  77. Davina DelVec

    June 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Jersey Freeze in Freehold NJ. They have been featured on the Food Network and are to die for! – @DavinaDelVec

  78. Lady Resin

    June 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Applegate Ice Ceam in Upper Montclair, NJ

  79. Karyanna

    June 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The Ice Cream Machine in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Still the absolute best ice cream I ever had, I can’t even go back to eating store bought ice cream! Tiny little place but it always has long lines.
    http://www.icecreampie.com/

  80. rnolfi13

    June 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Timothy’s Ice Cream
    Bridgeport, Ct
     
    They Crush it!
     

  81. flyerfan116

    June 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    South Jersey…Great place in Berlin, Sundaes all homemade ice cream and water ice
     
    https://www.facebook.com/gotsundaes
     
     

  82. thejumbo

    June 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    CLUMPIE’S in Chattanooga, TNIt’s amazing, and fresh, and served by friendly hippies!

  83. RukuDesign

    June 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Krisch’s in Massapequa, NY, Long Island’s best homemade ice cream. The Lemon ice cream is amazing.
    http://www.krischs.com/utilities/about-us.asp
     

  84. Bronzebomber

    June 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Damnit Ronnie. Im filling my fat face with ice cream right now because of you.

  85. thejumbo

    June 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Ice cream will most certainly find its way into my fat head this evening. No doubt.

  86. DonnieIris

    June 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    In Pittsburgh:
     
    Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor- Authentic 1920s Soda Fountain/Drug Store.  Ice cream and the aesthetic are phenomenal.
     
    Dave and Andy’s- Fantastic homemade ice cream.

  87. sotexKenton

    June 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Taos Cow in Taos New Mexico, they are a very small operation but have amazing homemade ice cream.

  88. Reddingwb

    June 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Goodnoe Farm Ice Cream Dairy Bar 4 South Sycamore Street Newtown PA 18940
    http://www.goodnoe.com
     
     

  89. blumanta

    June 14, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Van Dyk’s  in Ridgewood NJ close enough to NYC  25min. Has some of the best homemade ice cream I ever had.

  90. GregCat1

    June 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Van Dykes in Ridgwood Nj and Mrs.Walkers in Toms River are my favorites. 

  91. Kevin Dubya

    June 14, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I like this little place down the road from my called Dairy Queen, it’s pretty good

  92. LaurenFromDownTheHall

    June 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Eggers Ice Cream Parlor!!! Staten Island, NY!

  93. Mailman Jeff

    June 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Best ice cream in eastern Ct. Is the dairy bar at the Uconn campus. Uconn is an agriculture school so they raise milk cows. Been around forever and I have never seen an ad for it, yet there is always a line to get in.
    http://dairybar.uconn.edu/

    • CardiffGiant11

      June 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      @Mailman Jeff Total agreement

  94. DexterJohnson

    June 15, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Ann Arbor, Michigan:   Zingerman’s Maple Bacon Gelato.  Zingerman’s have their own farm where the milk and cream originate.

  95. DexterJohnson

    June 15, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Zingerman’s Creamery;  Zingerman’s have their own farm where their milk and cream originate.  June only, Maple-Bacon Gelato.  Unreal!
    Zingerman’s Creamery · 3723 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 · 734.929.0500 Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM · Sat 9AM-7PM · Sun 10AM-6PM

  96. Brian Almond

    June 15, 2012 at 8:44 am

    State College, PA – Berkey Creamery at Penn State Universities Main Campus. Famous for all flavors but most famous for Peachy Paterno. Students get half gallons packed up in dry ice to take home.
    Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Fountain in Old City. Old recipies and owners and employees dressed up like old time soda shop workers. Excellent ice cream and I’ve cream creations. Also Bassets in the Reading Terminal Market. Awesome old school ice cream.

  97. raydavis40

    June 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Woodside Farm in De, is the shit…….also Springers in Stone Harbor, NJ is amazing.

  98. zel

    June 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Manning’s Ice cream, Scranton, PA. From start to finish, made on a family owned farm.

  99. Kendall in Texas

    June 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Austin-based Amy’s Ice Cream.  They are of the mix-in variety.  their mexican vanilla is great.
    Then the Texas stop sign, Dairy Queen.  Dip Cone is classic.  Great Sundaes. And the Blizzards have become the big seller.

    • Kendall in Texas

      June 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Then, if you are in north Texas, try Beth Marie’s on the square in Denton.  Great old school feel.  Make all their own ice cream with old school italian sodas and floats.

  100. aidan87

    June 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Magic Fountain in Mattituck on the North Fork of Long Island.
    In addition to the real, home made, old-school-style ice cream, they offer a ton of great soft-serve options for the amateurs.
    Don’t let the slick website fool you, the actual store hasn’t changed much in the 30+ years.
    Not many cow farms nearby but plenty of wineries.
    Enjoy! 

  101. CardiffGiant11

    June 15, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Uconn dairy barn in storrs,ct right n the uconn campus. They have the cows right there and they do ice cream really great ice cream

  102. New Haven Paul

    June 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Ashley’s Ice Cream New Haven and Guilford CT. Get flavors, that change on a daily basis. Very cute counter girls. You can stop in and make requests.
     
    http://www.ashleysicecream.net/

  103. New Haven Paul

    June 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Ashley’s Ice Cream New Haven and Guilford CT. Get flavors, that change on a daily basis. Very cute counter girls. You can stop in and make requests.
     
    http://www.ashleysicecream.net/

  104. Shaggyballz74

    June 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    we have a great little place here in Jersey called Baskin Robbins. 

  105. Pmtick

    June 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Duffers in Wildwood NJ – all homemade HUGE sundays and a great place to stop with the family. http://www.dufferswildwood.com

  106. ydtank

    June 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    the best milk shake you can ever get is Magic Fountain in Summit and Union NJ

  107. sm0k3ydaband1t

    June 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

    being a vermonter i have to nominate ben n jerrys for an honorable mention if u can only make it to the gas station for your next cream fix, shit is delicious. that said, most of the little ice cream stands around the state (not a full store, just the seasonal set ups) have homeade icecream that is incredible, theres one inparticular in the islands that has an amazing vermont maple syrup and walnut flavor.

  108. DJ in Detroit

    June 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Butterscotch Krimpet ice cream @ Hoffman’s in Spring Lake, NJ

  109. Danae Homan

    December 8, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that.

  110. KurtisMuller1

    March 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    the Bent Spoon in Princeton NJ

  111. CTWarren

    March 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Ferris Acres Creamery in Newtown CT.  AWESOME!!

  112. MikeZoltek

    March 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    http://www.zwahlens.com/… 30 mins from philly… go now.

  113. Jagger_Lover

    March 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Carrboro, NC ( Chapel Hell) Mapleview Farms

  114. laurel

    May 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    IZZIES in Saint Paul, MN!!!

  115. JackieDeLister

    July 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Lady Resin Actually called Applegate Farm, but I second this.  I’m sure HTG knows this place.
    Rock the rooster.

  116. JackieDeLister

    July 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Foggy_Otis Overrated.  Part of an overrated series finale too.  Go to Applegate Farm in Montclair.
    Rock the rooster.