The Best Places to Get Ice Cream in America

Source: Courtesy of Big Spoon Creamery via Facebook

Big Spoon Creamery
> Location: Birmingham and Homewood, AL

Big Spoon Creamery is the realization of a dream of co-founders Geri-Martha and Ryan O’Hara, who worked as chefs before opening their ice cream parlor. On their website, they say they focus on seasonal flavors using local ingredients. Yelp reviewers give a thumbs-up to honeysuckle blackberry and goat cheese strawberry hibiscus ice creams and strawberry elderberry sorbet.

Source: Courtesy of Loblolly Creamery

Loblolly Creamery
> Location: Little Rock, AR

Loblolly Creamery boasts of its connections with the community and has named flavors after local orchards and distilleries. The Arkansas store also makes its own s’mores and macarons. Reviewers liked the ice cream flight of various flavors. Arkansas Mud and honey green tea were among the favorites.

Source: Courtesy of Churn via Yelp

> Location: Phoenix, AZ

Churn says it makes its ice cream with “lots of love and zero phony stuff.” Among the flavors on hand are Madagascar vanilla, toasted coconut, and on a rotational basis, oatmeal cookie Dough. If you want a sundae, you might be inclined to try the Fat Elvis – peanut butter ice cream, salted caramel, banana, whip, and chocolate rocks. Churn also sells pastries, nostalgic candy like sour balls and old fashioned taffy, and throwback toys such as yo-yos, jax, and dominos.

Source: Courtesy of Arcata Scoop via Facebook

Arcata Scoop
> Location: Arcata, CA

Arcata Scoop offers all organic ice cream and sorbets using Straus Family Creamery dairy and local fruits, and the ice cream is made in small batches. Reviewers on Yelp approved of the combination of flavors and cited the lemon lavender ice cream, honey lavender vanilla, and olive oil ice cream.

Source: Courtesy of Andres D. via Yelp

The Ice Cream Bar
> Location: San Francisco, CA

Step back into the 1930s with this ice cream parlor, complete with a working soda fountain. Among its ice cream offerings are caramelized honey, morello cherry, Irish coffee Bailey swirl, and bourbon peanut butter cookie ice creams, ice cream sandwiches with chocolate chip cookies, and vegan chocolate sorbet..

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