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Best Ice Cream

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Manhattan Beach Creamery is on GAYOT's list of the best ice cream parlors in Los Angeles

The Best Ice Cream Parlors in the U.S.

There's nothing better on a sweltering afternoon than visiting an ice cream parlor to savor frozen sweet treats like sorbets, gelato, or creamy frozen custard. Who can resist a double-scoop served in a fresh waffle cone with sprinkles and a cherry on top? Consult our lists and find the best ice cream in your area to help beat the heat.

Top 10 Ice Cream Spots:

Top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops in Atlanta
Top 10 Ice Cream in Chicago
10 Best Ice Cream Parlors in Las Vegas
Top 10 Spots for Ice Cream in Los Angeles
Ten Best Ice Cream in New York
Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in Orange County, CA
Top 10 Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco

The Best Ice Cream Parlors Near You:

Dallas/Fort Worth
Hartford, CT
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Maryland Suburbs (DC)
Miami/South Florida
Napa/Sonoma, CA
New Orleans

New York
Orange County, CA

San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
St. Louis
Virginia Suburbs (DC)
Washington DC


Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

Cuisinart ICE-40 Flavor Duo Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
This nifty model churns out twice the amount of ice cream as a standard machine. Read GAYOT's full review here!

Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in the U.S.
Find the best frozen treats around the country, from old-time ice cream parlors to imaginative gelato and sorbet shops experimenting with unusual flavors.
The best frozen treats can be found on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in the United States

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker and Dabney Goug

Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones

With 90 recipes ranging from Earl Grey ice cream to lime-blackberry pops, this cookbook from San Francisco's Bi-Rite creamery is a tasty guide for making cool treats during the hot season.

Looking for a lighter frosty treat?
Try the Top 10 Frozen Yogurt Shops in:

Top 10 Frozen Yogurt in Los Angeles
10 Best Frozen Yogurt in New York
Top 10 Spots for Frozen Yogurt in San Francisco

(Updated: 06/20/13 JDM)

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