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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/02/20 12:23:11 (permalink)
Julie Ann's Custard is great and my kid's favorite when we used to live in the subarbs near Chicago-Crystal Lake was their main location.
Culver's Custard is a chain in the Midwest which is ok, and has good fast food, for fast food. We have looked for a good place near where we live in Yardley, PA. Tried Goodnoe's, and it had poor service for passable food and only adequate ice cream. My 12 year old said not to bother to go back. We will definately try the Creamery at Penn State when we go there this summer, and will go to McCaffrey's this week for Bassetts. If any one has ice cream suggestions, or pizza for that matter, let me know. Thanks.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/03/16 22:46:13 (permalink)
Well's Blue Bunny use to be a regional ice cream, but it is still good!

Around SE Nebraska, Goodrich dairy is very good.

In PA, Hershey's ice cream is good, also.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/18 18:21:13 (permalink)
the best ice cream place in Highwood is the Cooling Station. It is the ice cream place to be. They carry Homer's ice cream and yogurt. Their yogurt is safe for lactose intolerants and diabetics. Kid's can eat their famous avalanche which looks like a small volcano and 15 inches high. They also have a party place where you can make your own stuffed animals and host parties. Now that is really awesome!!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/18 19:19:16 (permalink)
Farquar's on Manitoulin Island, Ontario Canada.
Simply the best. Pure cream and all natural fruit and flavors.
I have it almost every day when I'm up there. . . it's as good as the smoked fish from Purvis Fisheries!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/22 01:45:01 (permalink)
Mary Lou's Milk Bottle in Spokane. Home made ice cream and the best shakes I've ever had. One of the few places in the country you can order a huckleberry shake. About 10 minutes off the I-90.

802 W Garland Ave, Spokane, WA 99205 · 509-325-1772
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/24 16:08:08 (permalink)
WVHillbilly, probably the best place to enjoy you Farquar's is sitting on Treasure Island, which is located on Lake Mindemoya, one of 110 lakes located on Manitoulin Island, the world's largest fresh water island, which is located on Lake Huron.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/24 16:32:03 (permalink)
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anyone remember peacocks in evanston and wilmette/skokie illinois?


I sure do remember Peacock's. Excellent ice cream and very sad they are gone.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/04/24 16:40:15 (permalink)
I've eaten ice cream all over this country as well as parts of Europe. The gelato in Florence, Italy, is wonderful, indeed.

But I'm very spoiled by the ice cream at Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs, Florida, just north of Naples, and south of Fort Myers, on the west coast of the state. I hesitate a bit to mention it, as the lines already mean a 20 minute wait. My husband has no patience at all, but he waits for this ice cream. The just plain chocolate is sheer perfection; also outstanding are cookies and cream, butter pecan, black cherry, black raspberry, banana with walnuts and chocolate chips, almond coconut chocolate swirl, rocky road, and chocolate turtle. The ice cream is very creamy, very solid, and the scoops are very generous. Not too sweet, but intensely flavored. There's 2 or 3 new flavors every couple of days, so lots to explore.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/05/24 22:25:58 (permalink)
Best ice cream in Seattle area: Husky Deli in West Seattle! Here's a recent news story on this legendary family-owned place.....http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/268243_eat28.html
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/05/25 00:41:44 (permalink)
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Originally posted by GeoNit

WVHillbilly, probably the best place to enjoy you Farquar's is sitting on Treasure Island, which is located on Lake Mindemoya, one of 110 lakes located on Manitoulin Island, the world's largest fresh water island, which is located on Lake Huron.


GeoNit,
I know Lake Mindemoya well. Did you know that "Treasure Island" is the largest Island in a lake on an island in a lake, Lake Manitou is the largest lake on an island in a lake and the Chi-cheemaun is or used to be the largest freshwater ferry boat? Big place, huh? The best place to catch perch in the spring is between the Island and the main road.
BTW: The local natives don't call it "Treasure Island." The Island is actually called "Mindemoya" or "old woman" for the legend surrounding it.
Do you get your Farquars at the corner stand at the intersection in Mindemoya?
Faugars has been around since the 1800s right there in Mindemoya.

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/06/06 23:06:54 (permalink)
Strafford here in Vermont, a fairly large organic dairy, makes about a dozen varieties of ice cream, mostly excellent; my favorite is probably just their plain maple, mmmm. Very expensive ($5 a pint or so) but worth it once in a while. We also have a much cheaper, old-time brand called Wilcox which has zillions of flavors -- rather cheap stuff but probably as good as Deans of Kents anyway.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/06/08 18:42:17 (permalink)
Two thumbs up from me for Hershey's.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/07/16 01:43:51 (permalink)
Oberweis has excellent super premium icecream. Headquartered in North Aurora, Illinois.

To my taste one of the best creams in the country.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/08/22 00:53:13 (permalink)
Does the Isaly's chain still exist in the Cleveland Ohio area? I know they are the folks who make Klondike but in the 60s they had a chain of ice cream stores that served the best chocolate marshmallow ever!

Even our local Kopp's can't do a chocolate marshamallow anywhere as good as Isaly's was.

Euclid Race Dairy was another Cleveland childhood haunt. Good ice cream cones and it's where I learned about phosphates.

In Richmond Virginia in the late 60s, the Clover Room had the best ice cream. Their Banana, Lemon Chiffon, and Mint Chocolate Chip was my faves.

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/08/23 10:56:04 (permalink)
Promised land Dairy in Floresville,Texas used to make icecream which was very good.But they stopped several years ago.Their cows are not feed hormones or other things,so it had to me a different flavour.More like the icecream you would get at home if you lived on an old fashioned farm.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/09/13 13:56:20 (permalink)
Wilcox Ice Cream in Manchester VT is the best around here. It is distibuted locally. It is not super-rich, but has just enough fat to be completely yummy. They have lots of flavors ~ including peppermint, coffee fudge, and mocha chip (my favorites).
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/09/20 20:39:40 (permalink)
Best in New England - toss up between Herrill's in Northampton, Ma and Sweet Claude's, Cheshire, CT - your response is WHO? Try it.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/09/21 14:14:10 (permalink)
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Around SE Nebraska, Goodrich dairy is very good.


We used to use Goodrich....they made a Cinnamon flavored Ice Cream that we served with our homemade apple pies....OMG...It was SOOOO good. We used other flavors as well and if I remember correctly the were all pretty darned good.

In central Texas it was BlueBell....and that was pretty darn tasty too.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2006/10/27 02:52:40 (permalink)
Belfonte here in KC.

Among the best anywhere? Gotta be Braum's in/around Oklahoma.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/03/07 14:33:02 (permalink)
Best local ice cream---Graeter's in Cincy/louisville/columbus/dayton/lexington---best flavors are black razz/chocolate chunk and peach (july and august only). Handels in Indy---Oreo , sherbets, and chocolate.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/03/08 08:43:41 (permalink)
Todd, amen on both counts. Have had 'em both and they're totally great. Our fave is the raspberry choc. chip from Graeters.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/05 13:29:17 (permalink)
I'd have to go with Graeters as well, although there is a type of ice cream in Hawaii which, unfortunately, I can't remember the name of. What I do remember is it was mostly an orange and white logo, featuring like the side view of an old man with a beard and cap... I don't think I've seen it outside of Hawaii actually. If anyone knows that I'm talking about, let me know - otherwise, I'll stick with Graeters.

Another just came to me: Jeni's at the North Market in Columbus, Ohio. I definitely recommend the salty caramel.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/08 13:41:51 (permalink)
Add in my vote for Mayfield Dairy ice cream here in East TN... fabulous stuff, rich and creamy.

Food City (area grocery chain) also puts out a "Premium Homestyle" line of ice creams that are pretty decent for store-brand.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/20 17:40:24 (permalink)
Herrell's, Hodgie's,Toscanini's and a gelato place in Methuen Ma. whose name escapes me.
We Yanks take our ice cream seriously.

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/22 19:00:58 (permalink)
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Herrell's, Hodgie's,Toscanini's and a gelato place in Methuen Ma. whose name escapes me.
We Yanks take our ice cream seriously.




Just wait to that great tasting Blue Bell gets your way one of these years(or centuries lol)
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/22 19:31:15 (permalink)
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Those of us who travel always like to try the local flavors. Lots of great regional ice creams from large companies to little shops are known only to the locals. For example, NH has Annabels, PEI has Cows, and we in Massachusetts have Barts, Pearsons, Richardsons, and Bergsons among others. Where do you live, and what is your favorite in that area?

Cincinnati, OH has 3 outstanding sources of ICE CREAM. The best (IMHO)is Aglamesis Brothers. They only have two location with the one in the Oakley neighborhood being my favorite. The store is right out of the thirties and the ice cream is sinfully rich. The next is Graeter's with about a dozen stores in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. the last, but still very good, is UDF (United Dairy Farmers) with many locations in the Tri-State (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana). My favorite flavor at UDF (seasonal) is Black Walnut.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/25 12:32:02 (permalink)
I have long been partial to the Prarie Farms Ice Cream sold around St. Louis. Lots of flavors, and good seasonal flavors like Peach Cobbler in the Summer, and Peppermint around Xmas time. And Schnucks usually has a pretty good deal on it - sometimes you can get two half gallons for $5 on sale.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/26 10:13:42 (permalink)
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Originally posted by 1Cosmo1

quote:
Originally posted by tmiles

Those of us who travel always like to try the local flavors. Lots of great regional ice creams from large companies to little shops are known only to the locals. For example, NH has Annabels, PEI has Cows, and we in Massachusetts have Barts, Pearsons, Richardsons, and Bergsons among others. Where do you live, and what is your favorite in that area?

Cincinnati, OH has 3 outstanding sources of ICE CREAM. The best (IMHO)is Aglamesis Brothers. They only have two location with the one in the Oakley neighborhood being my favorite. The store is right out of the thirties and the ice cream is sinfully rich. The next is Graeter's with about a dozen stores in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. the last, but still very good, is UDF (United Dairy Farmers) with many locations in the Tri-State (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana). My favorite flavor at UDF (seasonal) is Black Walnut.


I was in the Outer Banks of North Carolina a couple years back and saw the unmistakeable UDF "Homestyle" ice cream package in a convenience store; not many flavors, not a lot, but it was there. I haven't been able to identify the source of this anomaly yet.

The new "Lemon Meringue" UDF frozen yogurt is sensational!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/27 15:18:37 (permalink)
I am easy to please, just give me a tall frozen vanilla yogurt dish from my local Cosco. It really tastes great and is proably the only fat free thing I really like and have on a regular basis.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/04/30 01:07:01 (permalink)
Ipswich MA has a great place to get awesome icecream called White Farms. If your ever in the area, that(and the Clam Box) is a must-stop location. They have all sorts of original flavors and a great wholesome taste. They were rated rather high on some chart of New England ice cream places. Number five I believe, though I'd have to say that it was much better than the number three location.
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