The Best Places to Get Ice Cream in America

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Cape Creamery
> Location: Cape Coral, FL

At Cape Creamery, founded in 2016, the owners want you to know “We’re here to serve you, body and soul, and we just love doing so.” Among its 35 ice cream flavor offerings are: cherry amaretto, Nutella chip, Mama G’s Banana Puddin’, and Cape Coral Gold.

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Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
> Location: Dania Beach, FL

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant was founded by Monroe Udell in 1956 and is now owned by his daughter Linda. The creamery’s ambience evokes an earlier time in America, with walls lined with license plates, typewriters, and record players. There are more than 50 flavors to choose from, including mocha caramel coconut crackle, praline pecan, eggnog, and Gator Trax (peanuts, chocolate-peanut-butter swirl, and peanut-butter-filled chocolate candies).

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Morelli’s
> Location: Atlanta, GA

Morelli’s was opened by former pharmaceutical salesman Donald Sargent and his wife Clarissa Morelli in 2008. Since then, it has gained notice on many “best of” ice cream shop lists in Georgia and nationwide. The shop cites its salted caramel ice cream as Atlanta’s best. The shop’s flavors include Krispy Kreamier, with chunks of Krispy Kreme donuts; strawberry rosewater; and dark chocolate chilli. Morelli’s stresses its commitment to the community by supporting fundraisers for community schools, playgrounds, and childhood development centers

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The STIL
> Location: Boise, ID

The STIL (the letters stand for Sweetest Things in Life), opened in 2017 and quickly became a go-to creamery in Idaho, adding three more locations. The shop features creations that include vegan options and liquor-infused ice cream. Reviewers liked the Easy Like Sunday Morning (espresso and caramel), Le Bloob (lemon blueberry pie), and carrot cake ice creams. Many of The STIL’s flavors are gluten-free.

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Zaharakos
> Location: Columbus, IN

Founded by Greek immigrants at the turn of the last century, the shop was almost closed in 2006 until Columbus businessman Tony Moravec bought it. Included in his overhaul of the confectionery was restoration of its tin ceiling. It is not only an ice cream shop, it’s also a museum. Zaharakos stays with traditional flavors – butter pecan, chocolate, strawberry, mint chocolate chip, and cookies ‘n cream. A featured treat is “The Big Z” – a stomach-stretching five scoops of ice cream and choice of three sauces, with whipped cream and cherries.

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