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.
ONLY THE BEST 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.
SUMMER INDULGENCE 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: