The best ice cream shop in every state

Facebook/Aglamesis BrosEvery state has its favourite ice cream shop.

Nothing compares to a good, old-fashioned scoop of ice cream.

Ice cream shops around the US are putting their own twist on everyone’s favourite frozen treat. In Vermont, Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop is well-loved for its Maple Creemee, a maple syrup-infused frozen custard.

Washington, DC’s Bon Matcha is known for its green and pink matcha soft-serve cones, and Wild Scoops in Anchorage, Alaska, uses local ingredients for its unique seasonal flavours.

With so much ice cream and so little time, it can be hard to pick a dessert destination – but with the help of Yelp, we’ve compiled a list of the best ice cream shop in every state.

ALABAMA: Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream in Gulf Shores

Yelp/Jeff L.Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream.

Alabama’s Chocolate Corner & Ice Cream is a local favourite for its ice cream, sundaes, and fudge.

“I had a brownie sundae with caramel swirl ice cream, and it was a wonderful combination of salty and sweet. Wonderful service, too!” Said Yelp user Janet S.

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ALASKA: Wild Scoops in Anchorage

Yelp/Raksha R.The Baked Alaska Cone from Wild Scoops.

Wild Scoops’ special flavours are made with local ingredients. The shop’s Holy Molé flavour, for example, consists of ancho-guajillo pepper ice cream and dark chocolate flecks.

“5/5 [stars] for using unique, mostly Alaskan (local) ingredients, having dairy alternative choices available, and always having friendly staff when slammed with customers!” Said Yelp user Kaitlin M.

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ARKANSAS: Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock

Yelp / Loblolly CreameryLoblolly Creamery.

Loblolly Creamery always has 30 ice cream flavours in stock – eight of which are vegan, according to its website.

“I like the ambiance, the staff, and of course, the unique flavours are always fun to try. My favourite is Coconut Vanilla sorbet, which is not too heavy,” said Yelp user Ali K.

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ARIZONA: Novel Ice Cream in Phoenix

Yelp/Maggie X.Novel Ice Cream.

Novel Ice Cream has all sorts of colourful scoops, plus the Dough Melt, which is the shop’s signature version of an ice cream sandwich.

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CALIFORNIA: Paradis Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles

Yelp/Anita B.Paradis Sherman Oaks.

Paradis offers classic scoops plus ice cream sundaes and milkshakes that were created with the dessert-enthusiast in mind.

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COLORADO: Sweet Cow in Denver

Yelp/Annie N.Sweet Cow ice cream.

People who love the combination of salty and sweet will appreciate Sweet Cow’s pretzel ice cream cone.

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CONNECTICUT: UConn Dairy Bar in Storrs Mansfield

Yelp / Diane L.UConn Dairy Bar.

“What can I say? UConn produces the best ice cream in Eastern Connecticut. The price is right and the atmosphere is fun,” said Yelp user Antonio D.

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“The ice cream was so smooth, and the matcha flavour was on spot for me. Would definitely recommend stopping here if you’re in DC,” said Yelp user Rachel C.

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DELAWARE: Vanderwende’s in Bridgeville

Yelp / Shweta S.A milkshake from Vanderwende’s.

At this Delaware favourite, visitors can enjoy their ice cream with beautiful farm views.

“I love how you can eat your ice cream while overlooking the cows munching grass peacefully in the pasture,” said Yelp user Alexa M.

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FLORIDA: Ice Dreammm Shop in Lutz

Yelp / Shawn N.Ice Dreammm Shop.

Ice Dreammm shop specialises in “small batches of unique ice cream,” with flavours such as chocolate bacon toffee, rum haven (for ice-cream lovers ages 21 and over), and Cookies N Dream.

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GEORGIA: Scream’n Nuts in Alpharetta

Yelp / Paul K.Scream’n Nuts.

Scream’n Nuts is Georgia’s destination for artisan ice cream and doughnuts. Some of the shop’s specialties are the Loaded Doughnut Shake, a blend of doughnuts and ice cream, and the Scream’n Nut, “a hot sealed doughnut stuffed with ice cream.”

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HAWAII: Island Cream Co in Lahaina

Yelp / Island Cream CoIsland Cream Co.

“The ice cream is definitely creamier than regular ice cream, but not quite gelato … it’s just good. We’ve been here twice already on this trip, and both times I had a sundae. They make their own hot fudge, too!” Said Yelp user Ronny T.

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IOWA: The Classic Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe in Brooklyn

Yelp / Marilyn R.The Classic Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe.

Many Yelp users recommended pairing this shop’s ice cream scoops with a piece of its flaky, homemade pie.

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IDAHO: The STIL in Boise

Yelp / Joscelynne R.The STIL in Boise.

Many Yelp users raved about The STIL’s Fresh Powder flavour, a combination of vanilla and cream cheese. Other users mentioned the shop’s variety of boozy ice cream options.

“We ended up getting two scoops, as the flavours were way too good to only do one. It was fresh and packed with flavour and didn’t feel like it melted as soon as you put it in your mouth,” said Yelp user Maddy F.

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ILLINOIS: Bistro 6050 in Chicago

Yelp / Danielle C.Bistro 6050 ice cream.

Among Bistro 6050’s handcrafted ice cream flavours are Matcha Green, Ferrero Rocher, creamy coconut, jackfruit, and more.

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INDIANA: Nicey Treat in Indianapolis

Yelp / Alesha M.Nicey Treat in Indianapolis.

Indiana’s Nicey Treat offers homemade popsicles with a mix of vegan and dairy options. Some of its flavours include avocado, frozen hot chocolate, mango ginger, and pink lemonade.

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KANSAS: Mass Street Soda in Lawrence

Yelp / Caroline C.A root beer float at Mass Street Soda.

This Kansas shop is known for its soda selection and ice cream floats.

“It’s always fun to try a new flavour [of soda], or to get that unique soda made into a float (which is definitely the best part),” said Yelp user Maggie T.

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KENTUCKY: Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge in Lexington

Yelp / Paula M.Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge in Lexington.

Kentucky’s top-rated ice cream shop offers a mouth-watering list of signature flavours, including bourbon & honey, Kentucky blackberry & buttermilk, and strawberry balsamic sorbet.

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LOUISIANA: Sweet Handkraft in Metairie

Yelp / Shelby S.Sweet Handkraft in Metairie.

Sweet Handkraft’s fresh flavours and fun aesthetics have wowed locals and visitors alike.

“Whether you’re craving something cold, or even a warm bubble waffle, they have it all, and it’s pretty darn tasty!” Said Yelp user Lena N.

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MASSACHUSETTS: The Ice Cream Barn in Swansea

Yelp / D A.The Ice Cream Barn in Swansea.

“We went in and the first thing I noticed was the amazing smell of freshly made waffle cones,” said Yelp user Carol W. “Best smell in the world.”

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MARYLAND: Daily Scoop in Pasadena

Yelp / Rose A.Daily Scoop in Pasadena.

“All the ice cream is homemade and is as creamy as it should be. The scoopers give generous scoops and don’t skimp,” said Yelp user David G.

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MAINE: Rococo Ice Cream in Kennebunkport

Yelp / Heather W.Rococo Ice Cream in Kennebunkport.

From strawberry basil to blueberry Chipotle, Rococo Ice Cream has one-of-a-kind flavours (including sorbet) for all taste buds.

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MICHIGAN: The Tribune Ice-Cream & Eatery in Northport

Courtesy of The Tribune Ice Cream and EateryThe Tribune Ice-Cream & Eatery.

This quaint Michigan eatery is well-loved by locals. Many Yelp users recommend the toasted coconut-flavored ice cream.

Find The Tribune Ice-Cream & Eatery on Yelp.

MINNESOTA: Flapdoodles Homemade Ice Cream in Rochester

Yelp / Bret R.Flapdoodles Homemade Ice Cream.

With flavours like Butter Brickle, White Chocotella, Puppy Chow, and lemon cheesecake, it’s no wonder Flapdoodles is a state-wide favourite.

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MISSOURI: Betty Rae’s Ice Cream in Kansas City

Yelp / Jonathon E.Betty Rae’s Ice Cream.

“I’ve tried several of their fun flavours, but to me, [its] classics shine the brightest. Particularly, the strawberry ice cream on a toasty, humid Midwestern day is unbeatable,” said Yelp user Adam S.

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MISSISSIPPI: Area 51 Ice Cream in Hernando

Yelp / Reggie H.Area 51 Ice Cream.

“This is honestly the most amazing ice cream that I’ve ever had. I got the bourbon butter pecan, and it is the perfect blend!” Said Yelp user Diana W.

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MONTANA: Sweet Peaks in Whitefish

Yelp / Allison F.Sweet Peaks in Whitefish.

At Sweet Peaks, ice-cream lovers can try seasonal scoops like Campfire S’mores, Raspberry Mint Chilli Sherbert, and Banana Acai Sorbet.

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NORTH CAROLINA: Surfin’ Spoon in Nags Head

Yelp / Shane J.Surfin’ Spoon in Nags Head.

North Carolina’s Surfin’ Spoon offers frozen yogurt and ice cream sandwiches. Yelp users have raved about the shop’s wide selection of vegan options.

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NORTH DAKOTA: Scoop N Dough Candy Co in Fargo

Yelp / Haley M.Scoop N Dough Candy Co.

Scoop N Dough offers edible cookie dough, ice cream, sundaes, and other dessert combinations.

“I love the style of this place. The cookie dough was great, but ice cream with it is highly recommended,” said Yelp user B G.

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NEBRASKA: Coneflower Creamery in Omaha

Yelp / Tia M.Coneflower Creamery.

Coneflower Creamery is known for its “farm to cone” seasonal ice cream flavours. Previous varieties Yelp users loved were turmeric-infused and almond brittle-and-coffee-flavored.

“Whenever I come, I typically get a cookies and cream ice cream sandwich. The sandwich is made by two chocolate chip cookies and your choice of ice cream. You have two scoops to play around with, so you can get two different flavours if you choose!” Said Yelp user Saif S.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bailey’s Bubble in Wolfeboro

Yelp / Stephanie N.Bailey’s Bubble.

Bailey’s Bubble offers high-quality scoops, sundaes, and floats in flavours ranging from classics like Moose Tracks and cookie dough to black raspberry and peppermint stick.

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NEW JERSEY: Halo Farm in Trenton

Yelp / Kat C.Ice cream from Halo Farm.

“The ice cream flavour options alone are a reason to go to Halo Farm! The ice cream is made fresh, has the perfect texture and fabulous taste … a lot of locals frequent this place to buy milk and ice cream,” said Yelp user Maulik M.

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NEW MEXICO: The Paleta Bar in Albuquerque

Yelp / Eddie C.The Paleta Bar in Albuquerque.

The Paleta Bar is known for its gourmet Mexican ice pops, or paletas, which can be dipped in chocolate and covered with candy or fruit.

“[I] love how you can customise your entire paleta, and they don’t skimp on the chocolate or toppings! We ordered the Hazelnut with dark chocolate and almonds, and the cookies and cream with chocolate [and] Oreos,” said Yelp user Cryetti C.

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NEVADA: Scoups Ice Cream & Soup Bar in Carson City

Yelp / Isabeau B.Scoups Ice Cream & Soup Bar.

Scoups Ice Cream & Soup Bar offers milkshakes, classic ice cream in cones and bowls, and sundaes.

“It’s hard to find good, old fashioned, hard-scooped ice cream these days, and Scoups definitely delivers,” said Yelp user Kelly E.

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NEW YORK: Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead

Yelp / Jessica K.Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead.

This iconic Long Island ice cream shop has been a local favourite for decades. Yelp users rave about the homemade ice cream and decadent flavours offered at Snowflake.

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OHIO: Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream in Cleveland

Yelp / Vu B.Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream.

Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream is a northern Ohio favourite. The well-loved shop has flavours inspired by local spots, as well as delectable-sounding desserts like the Cleveland brownie sundae.

Find Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream on Yelp.

OKLAHOMA: Rose Rock Microcreamery in Tulsa

Yelp / Whitney W.Rose Rock Microcreamery.

“I’m obsessed with the vegan chocolate flavour! It tastes like a smooth, melted almond joy candy bar. There are always several vegan options. For those who can do dairy, the salted caramel is unbeatable,” said Yelp user Holly P.

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OREGON: Cloud City Ice Cream in Portland

Yelp / Cloud City Ice CreamCloud City Ice Cream.

Cloud City Ice Cream has a diverse flavour selection (Earl Grey Blueberry ice cream, anyone?) that visitors have raved about on Yelp.

“The batches of ice cream look hand-mixed, and the ice cream itself is smooth, velvety, and has a great consistency,” said Yelp user Derek I.

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PENNSYLVANIA: Arctic Scoop in Philadelphia

Yelp / Christine K.Arctic Scoop in Philadelphia.

“They make their own ice cream, aromatic Hong-Kong egg waffles, and coconut bowls with sticky rice. They also make an array of homemade waffle cones with unique flavours, such as lavender and orange creamsicle,” said Yelp user Heather O.

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RHODE ISLAND: Tricycle Ice Cream in Providence

Yelp / Jamie L.Tricycle Ice Cream in Providence.

Rhode Island’s top-rated ice cream shop is best-known for its picture-perfect ice cream sandwiches, but it also offers other refreshing treats, such as ice cream “tacos” and push pops.

The shop features new flavours each week. Past favourites from Yelp reviewers were Fruity Pebbles, Kyoto Mocha, and Sweet Cream.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Melt in North Myrtle Beach

Yelp / Diana C.Melt ice cream shop in North Myrtle Beach.

Melt’s craft ice cream is loved by locals and visitors alike in the Myrtle Beach area.

Yelp user Jeewoo K. wrote in a review that Melt was one of her “favourite ice cream places ever” and recommended the Lavender and Lemon Crunch flavour.

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SOUTH DAKOTA: Stensland Family Farms in Sioux Falls

Yelp / Stensland Family FarmsStensland Family Farms in Sioux Falls.

This family owned creamery is known for its fresh, handmade ice cream treats.

“Delicious farm-to-table dairy products and ice cream, with some unique and tasty flavours – including seasonal favourites,” said Yelp user Ted M.

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TENNESSEE: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Nashville

Yelp / Nazanin R.Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

“This is the place for ice cream and community,” wrote Yelp user Melissa H. in a review. “I coupled my salted peanut butter with a cold root beer, and it was heavenly.”

Find Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Nashville on Yelp.

TEXAS: Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes in Austin

Yelp / Rachael D.Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes in Austin.

Manolis offers fresh ice cream and fruit popsicles, as well as traditional scoops of ice cream in seasonal flavours. The well-loved Austin ice cream stand also has fruity drinks and pastries, making it a destination for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Find Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes on Yelp.

UTAH: Moab Garage in Moab

Yelp / Karee J G.Moab Garage.

This local eatery has won the hearts of Yelp reviewers for its blueberry basil ice cream.

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VIRGINIA: Island Creamery in Chincoteague Island

Yelp / Gigi G.Island Creamery.

From Whiskey Brittle to Almond Joy and tons of fruity, savoury, and sweet flavours in-between, Island Creamery‘s Chincoteague Island location is a Virginia favourite for its famous homemade ice cream.

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VERMONT: Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop in Montpelier

Yelp / Chelsea L.Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop.

Yelp users rave about this Vermont establishment’s maple-flavored frozen custard – better known as the Maple Creemee.

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WASHINGTON: Sweet Necessities in Enumclaw

Yelp / Sharon C.Sweet Necessities in Enumclaw.

Sweet Necessities offers not only traditional ice cream scoops, but also gives dessert-enthusiasts the option to try homemade fudge in a cone or mixed in with ice cream. Yelp users have also consistently recommended the shop’s refreshing mango-flavored sorbet.

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WISCONSIN: Mocha Moment in Janesville

Yelp / Sara S.Mocha Moment in Janesville.

Mocha Moment’s ice cream selections include shakes, malts, and scoops of its classic flavours, like Mocha Jo and Green Tea. This cosy Wisconsin shop is also known for its coffee – including lattes made for dogs.

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WEST VIRGINIA: Dairy Creme Corner in Fairmont

Yelp / Tori L.Dairy Creme Corner in Fairmont.

West Virginia’s Dairy Creme Corner is known for its toppling ice cream cones and small-town, friendly feel.

“It is an experience. Super long line with the biggest servings ever. Do not be in a hurry, on a diet, or afraid of crowds,” wrote Yelp user Jay G.

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WYOMING: Devils Tower View in Devils Tower

Yelp / Katherine D.Devils Tower View.

Wyoming’s top-rated ice cream spot is just outside Devils Tower National Monument. Yelp users who have visited the restaurant recommend the huckleberry-flavored ice cream – or topping one of the shop’s homemade pies with a scoop of vanilla.

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