The Best Ice Cream Spot In Every State

Who's ready for a tasty road trip?

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Summer is right around the corner. Temperatures are rising, beach vacations are being planned, and, if you ask us, that means one thing — ice cream season is beginning. And while this tasty treat is delicious 365 days a year, there’s something supremely satisfying about digging into a frosty cone on a hot day.

But ask any ice cream aficionado, and they’ll tell you that not all frozen treats are created equal. So to keep your sweet tooth satisfied, we’ve rounded up the best ice cream spots by state. Whether you’re just passing through, or live nearby, these are destinations worth stopping by whenever you’re in town. Find the top picks, according to Yelp ratings, just ahead.

best ice cream near me - alabama
Cookie Fix / Instagram
Cookie Fix — Homewood, Alabama

While Cookie Fix is technically a cookie spot, they do one thing incredibly well — ice cream sandwiches. Mix and match your favorite cookie and ice cream flavor for your ultimate confection.

Check out Cookie Fix on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - alaska
Wild Scoops / Instagram
Wild Scoops — Anchorage, Alaska

Folks go crazy over Wild Scoop’s Baked Alaska — ice cream with a scorched marshmallow on top. Yum!

Check out Wild Scoops on Instagram.

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Novel Ice Cream / Instagram
Novel Ice Cream — Phoenix, Arizona

This little spot has unique flavors aplenty, like snickerdoodle with Cinnamon Toast Crunch and bright blue Cookie Monster ice cream.

Check out Novel Ice Cream on Instagram.

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Loblolly Creamery
Loblolly Creamery — Little Rock, Arkansas

Yelp users love Loblolly Creamery for its natural, handmade ice cream and milkshakes. Try the sampler, which allows you to test eight different flavors, if you can’t choose just one.

Check out Loblolly Creamery on Instagram.

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Salt & Straw / Instagram
Salt & Straw — Los Angeles, California

Although Salt & Straw has a few locations around California, its Abbot Kinney location in Los Angeles almost always has a line wrapped around the block. That’s commitment to confection!

Check out Salt & Straw on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - colorado
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Sweet Cow — Denver, Colorado

If you’re not a fan of a typical cake or waffle cone, try one of Sweet Cow’s pretzel cones. It adds a salty surprise to your typical sweet treat.

Check out Sweet Cow on Instagram.

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Timothy’s Ice Cream / Yelp
Timothy’s Ice Cream — Black Rock, Connecticut

Timothy’s Ice Cream has been around for 20 years. For a classic cone, opt for the Dutch Chocolate.

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best ice cream near me - delaware
Dairy Creamery Market / Instagram
Dairy Creamery Market — Wilmington, Delaware

The ice cream sold at Dairy Creamery Market is actually made from the cows that roam on the farm of the University of Delaware’s Campus!

Check our Dairy Creamery Market on Instagram.

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The Greenery Creamery — Orlando, Florida

Creative flavors and homemade cones make the Greenery Creamery a must-visit when you’re in Orlando.

Check out The Greenery Creamery on Instagram.

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Voga Italian Gelato — Atlanta, Georgia

Two words: Ricotta gelato. Yeah, we know. Make sure to stop by Voga Italian Gelato for unique treats.

Check out Voga Italian Gelato on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - hawaii
Uncle Clay’s House Of Pure Aloha
Uncle Clay’s House Of Pure Aloha — Honolulu, Hawaii

Uncle Clay’s House Of Pure Aloha offers up ice cream and shaved ice, which you can mix and match for a frosty and unique treat.

Check out Uncle Clay’s House Of Pure Aloha on Instagram.

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The STIL / Instagram
The STIL — Boise, Idaho

The main draw of The STIL seems to be the boozy ice cream the staff whips up. But for those on the wagon, there are non-alcoholic options, too.

Check out The STIL on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - illinois
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams / Instagram
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams — Chicago, Illinois

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams gets major props in Chicago, where people love their salted peanut butter ice cream with chocolate flakes.

Check out Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on Instagram.

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Sundae’s Ice Cream & Coffee / Yelp
Sundae’s Ice Cream & Coffee — Indianapolis, Indiana

Turkish coffee, blue vanilla, and strawberry cheesecake are just a few flavors that folks go crazy for at Sundae’s Ice Cream & Coffee.

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Black Cat Ice Cream / Yelp
Black Cat Ice Cream — Des Moines, Iowa

We don’t know about you, but red velvet Oreo ice cream sounds like heaven on earth to us. Thank you Black Cat Ice Cream!

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best ice cream near me - kansas
Churn & Burn / Instagram
Churn & Burn — Wichita, Kansas

While the ice cream at Churn & Burn is a classic, folks love the sorbet for its fresh, light flavors. Give it a go!

Check out Churn & Burn on Instagram.

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Steel City Pops / Instagram
Steel City Pops — Louisville, Kentucky

Steel City Pops’ all-natural, gluten-free ice pops are gourmet and delicious.

Check out Steel City Pops on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - Louisiana
Sweet Handkraft / Instagram
Sweet Handkraft — New Orleans, Louisiana

Can you say macaron ice cream sandwiches? Instagram gold!

Check out Sweet Handkraft on Instagram.

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best ice cream near me - maine
The Gelato Fiasco / Instagram
The Gelato Fiasco — Portland, Maine

Ice cream shops are all over Portland, but customers love The Gelato Fiasco for its unique flavors, like nutterfluffer, which is a peanut butter marshmallow confection.

Check out The Gelato Fiasco on Instagram.

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Waffle / Instagram
Waffle — Baltimore, Maryland

Don’t let the name Waffle confuse you — this isn’t a breakfast joint! These waffle ice cream creations were made for epic Instagram photos.

Check out Waffle on Instagram.

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The Ice Cream Barn / Instagram
The Ice Cream Barn — Swansea, Massachusetts

Folks drive from all over to taste these delicious, classic cones at the Ice Cream Barn.

Check out The Ice Cream Barn on Instagram.

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Calder Bros. Dairy / Instagram
Calder Bros. Dairy — Lincoln Park, Michigan

Calder Bros. Dairy is on a functioning dairy farm, so you can meet the cows whose milk created your treat.

Check out Calder Bros. Dairy on Instagram.

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Milkjam Creamery / Instagram
Milkjam Creamery — Minneapolis, Minnesota

The ice cream flavors at Milkjam Creamery are named after influential women, which we obviously love.

Check out Milkjam Creamery on Instagram.

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Deep South Pops / Instagram
Deep South Pops — Jackson, Mississippi

Love an ice cream pop? The unique flavors at Deep South Pops will make your head spin.

Check out Deep South Pops on Instagram.

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Betty Rae’s Ice Cream / Instagram
Betty Rae’s Ice Cream — Kansas City, Missouri

Bold, unique flavors, like horchata and chile cream, make Betty Rae’s Ice Cream a go-to whenever you’re in Kansas City.

Check out Betty Rae’s Ice Cream on Instagram.

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Big Dipper Ice Cream / Instagram
Big Dipper Ice Cream — Billings, Montana

Big Dipper Ice Cream celebrates Taco Tuesday, where you can get one of its famous sundaes in a homemade waffle taco. Yum!

Check out Big Dipper Ice Cream on Instagram.

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Coneflower Creamery / Instagram
Coneflower Creamery — Omaha, Nebraska

Unique flavors, like saffron and roasted white chocolate, make Coneflower Creamery a top spot in Nebraska.

Check out Coneflower Creamery on Instagram.

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Gelato di Milano / Instagram
Gelato di Milano — Las Vegas, Nevada

Not only are the flavors at Gelato di Milano delicious and creamy, but they’re simply stunning to look at, too.

Check out Gelato di Milano on Instagram.

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The Inside Scoop / Instagram
The Inside Scoop — Bedford, New Hampshire

The Inside Scoop does the classic cone like no other.

Check out The Inside Scoop on Instagram.

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Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream / Instagram
Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream — Ledgewood, New Jersey

Cliff’s Homemade Ice Cream is perfect for soft serve lovers who like to pile confections high on their cones.

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