Great regional ice creams

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/05/07 20:54:25 (permalink)
I had the absolute best frozen banana in my life, last week at Sweet Pea's in Highwood, IL.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/05/11 21:04:25 (permalink)
I'll cast my vote for Handel's Ice cream based in Youngstown, Ohio. They make the tastiest chocolate pecan ice cream that I have ever eaten. Very fresh salted pecan halves in abundance, and a chocolate ice cream mixture that is so smooth and silky it makes you drool while waiting in line to get your cone.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/05/11 21:32:23 (permalink)
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I agree with you about Handel's. There are a couple in the Pittsburgh area and they do have really good ice cream. My favorite flavor is Chocolate Raspberry Truffle.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/06/18 23:57:55 (permalink)
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Originally posted by 2vicky

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!!
I agree with you. The Cooling Station is the BEST ice cream place in Highwood but also in the Northshore area. It is our favorite ice cream place. Try their frozen dipped bananas and ice cream bars as well. My kids tried the dipped bananas and it was superb! After trying it...the next day... we bought the rest of the bananas in the freezer (all 7) yep! you've got to try it...it really is the best delicous tasting frozen banana we've tried in the area.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/06/19 00:09:52 (permalink)
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

I had the absolute best frozen banana in my life, last week at Sweet Pea's in Highwood, IL.
You've got to try the frozen banana of the Cooling Station--our favorite dessert place. Their frozen banana's are superbly delicious and reasonably priced!!! the chocolate melts in your mouth and you'll just love the chocolate. After trying it; my kids and i went back the next day and bought the rest of their bananas (all 7 of them). no kidding. from then on...my family and i have been hooked!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/06/19 01:03:29 (permalink)
here in sacramento we have two longtime hometown places - Vics and Gunthers both have great oldtimey shops, are within about a mile or two from each other and both have delish stuff...gotta figure out how to use the digital so i can send in some pictures- both of them look like something out of an andy hardy movie
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/06/19 05:11:57 (permalink)
Did I really just read four pages of stuff about regional ice creams and no one mentioned WHITEY'S in Quad Cities (IA/IL) ?!?!?! Shocking indeed!

Also, there seem to be a few MA residents here, none of whom mentioned
Rancatore's Ice Cream in Belmont & Lexington, MA.

I think Joe's ice cream (Rancatore) is MUCH better than his brother Gus's (he's a Rancatore, but he calls his store Toscanini's), although it's Gus that gets most of the press (and makes a good product, definitely).

Ranc's also serves homemade fudge, made from scratch with Belgian chocolate bits melted with real cream etc. No one else's fudge compares. Homemade waffle cones too.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/06/26 11:28:00 (permalink)
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Originally posted by chicagostyledog

Danimal, next time you're in Highwood, try Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream at Sweet Pea's. www.chocolateshoppeicecream.com

Marble Slab Creamery in Libertyville, Gurnee, Evanston, and Skokie is another place awaiting your ice cream taste buds. www.marbleslabcreamery.com

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Just experienced Marble Slab for the first time in La Jolla last week. This is just about as fine a franchise I've ever seen. The ice cream was first rate. I had my own, as well as tastes of the wife and kids flavors. They were all first rate.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/07/06 15:27:50 (permalink)
I'm originally from Central Mass and my opinion of the best ice cream around has got to be Ronnie's (known for seafood as well) in Auburn, Ma...best butter crunch and chocolate peanut butter flavors around! Now that I'm down in CT I do like the Hershey's Chocolate Ice Cream I can get at Harry's in Colchester, but that's just Hershey's. Maggie Moo's in West Hartford has some great flavors although I think they may be a chain similar to Cold Stone Creamery (which by the way if you like Peanut Butter...try their PB Shake...its like sucking PB through a straw!) I also really like the ice cream from UConn Dairy Bar in West Hartford. I believe there is another not far from the UConn campus in Storrs...very creamy and delicious!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/07/06 16:25:45 (permalink)
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Frozen custard is king in Milwaukee. As absolutely fantastic as Kopp's is, Leon's is more absolutely fantastic! I have put their vanilla against each other in an A/B test...Leon's always wins. Kopp's has Leon's beat for menu items, but there is no better custard on the planet than Leon's.
That's fine if you like vanilla, the whole vanilla, and nothing but the vanilla, and chocolate. Kopp's is for fruit flavors, caramel flavors, root beer flavors, etc. etc. etc. And burgers so good they don't take polls of Milwaukee's favorite burger, because what's the point? It's ALWAYS Kopp's.

Now, Oscars (Highway 100 just south of Lincoln Ave.) has a pretty good waffle cone. You can smell it for about half a mile. Their custard and burgers are not bad either. Gille's is okay in a pinch, but the locals made it one of the big three, so it must be commented on.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/07/21 17:47:22 (permalink)
Welsh Farms in New Jersey - creamy, delicious flavors. Anyone remember Beckers Dairy? Fabulous chocolate milk!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/07/24 17:21:06 (permalink)
Tanner's in Holland, PA

Turkey Hill, PA - NJ

Penn State Creamery State College, PA

Gerensemer's, New Hope,PA

Breyers

Carvel

Ice cream gone by

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/07/24 20:32:14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by ceciflinn

Did I really just read four pages of stuff about regional ice creams and no one mentioned WHITEY'S in Quad Cities (IA/IL) ?!?!?! Shocking indeed!


ceci,
Go back to page 1, 2nd from the bottom is where you'll find the Whitey's love :-). I'll be back for the Bix7 run this weekend and I'll hit Whitey's (many times of course), Jim's Rib's, Kelly's Circle Tap, Belgian Village for a Vande Rueben. Depending on time, maybe a trip to Lagomarcino's, Happy Joe's, the Iowa Machine Shed and Hungry Hobo might also be on tap.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/14 12:49:07 (permalink)
On Vacation this summer I stopped at the Jack Frost Dairy Bar (homemade ice cream since 1954)in Marion, NC. Knowing that I would probably never be this way again made it mighty difficult to choose from all the possibilities. I hear they also have good soft serve. And all the pictures of various sundaes and such make you want to go into ice cream frenzy. Eat at picnic tables under the trees with all the families and firemen.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/17 17:31:03 (permalink)
Whenever I°m in the Albany,NY area I must have Stewart°s ice cream - Crumbs along the Mohawk.Graham cracker flavored ice cream with caramel swirls...soooo gooood....
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/17 17:40:43 (permalink)
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Originally posted by eatingteam

Tanner's in Holland, PA

Ice cream gone by:

Greenwood Dairies



I grew up not that far from Tanners, but for whatever reason, I don't ever remember going there. But my father used to take my sister and I to Greenwood Dairies for ice cream on Saturday nights. I don't remember how good the quality was, but I do recall that the portions were gigantic.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/20 19:25:28 (permalink)
When in Sarasota, Fl make sure to try Big Olaf Creamery - St Armands. Voted the best ice cream store by the locals year after year. Homemade ice cream by the Amish. Doesn't get better than this.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/20 19:46:54 (permalink)
My vote(s) are for Graeters and UDF HOmemade. Graeters black raspberry/choc.chip are heavenly, but pricey. UDF Homemade flavors are all simply grand and much less expensive. Love the Lemon Meringue Yogurt. Just had some of UDF chocolate/almond and it was very good with the exception of the skins covering the almonds....had they removed those, it would have been perfect ice cream.

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/21 00:11:12 (permalink)
Durbin Farms in Clanton, AL (x205 off I-65)

Home made peach ice cream (in season only)

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/21 01:13:08 (permalink)
Voss's BBQ in Yorkville New York(reviewed in the restaurant section) open in the summer makes their own ice cream. I especially love their black raspberry and their orange-pineapple. Their whole menu is super good and super cheap.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/08/22 12:43:06 (permalink)
Blue Bell (Texas) came out with their Cantaloupe n' Cream for this month. Very refreshing combination....
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/10/06 17:19:29 (permalink)
Handels's ice cream in Youngstown is very highly regarded. I stopped in earlier this week and got a scoop of grape (you don't see that very often) and a scoop of mint chocolate chip. Both very good!

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/10/09 15:26:10 (permalink)
He y'all. I'm new to roadfood.com and was searching around for the heck of it. Bored at work, ya know...

Anyway, I thought I'd throw out my regional ice cream suggestion. I live in Northern California and thanks to a lactose intolerance problem I had to seek out alternatives to the traditional moo milk ice cream. I found Laloo's Goat Milk Ice Cream. She offers a bunch of exotic flavors that hit the spot for me. It is based out of Petaluma but is available online and in markets around the US. I guess it is still a regional ice cream even though it is available in many states.

I know goat milk might sound weird, but it actually tastes the same as cow milk ice cream. Plus the nutritional value rates higher than traditional brands. Basically, Laloos is friggin awesome. Had to share it with y'all!

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2007/10/09 16:05:27 (permalink)
Surprised no one has mentioned Ritter's yet. It's an Indianapolis-based custard stand. They do custard and custard only, no sandwiches or anything, but it's wonderful stuff. Usually have vanilla, chocolate, and a couple of flavors of the day. Turtle Somethin' is the best, with huge ribbons of caramel and fudge and nuts swirled throughout. They also have several types of sundae, but the custard is rich enough that one scoop usually does it for me.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/15 17:07:15 (permalink)
I scream, you scream, I'll scream for any ICE CREAM!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/15 20:09:46 (permalink)
Velvet Ice Cream between Newark and Utica, Ohio on St. Rt. 13. Been there for generations. Store is built inside an old water power grist mill, hence the name "Ye Old Mill". Factory is next door. Store has sandwiches and ice cream. Fried bologna is good. For ice cream, try a Terrarium>
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/16 17:29:45 (permalink)
Isaly's and Handel's in Western PA. - "White House" - cherries and vanilla!

High's in VA - chocolate marshmallow!

Braum's in the southern plains - chocolate pecan divinity!

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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/17 13:00:23 (permalink)
Brown Cow in upstate NY is really good. We got 2 pints at a small store a few weeks ago. The peach was really good and the chocolate was devine.
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/22 11:23:45 (permalink)

Jeni's Ice Cream (Columbus Ohio)
Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream in a Waffle Cone and Banana Caramel in the Cup
My favorite flavor is her "Bourbon Pecan"
I will admit this artisanal ice cream is Expensive but well worth the coin


Happy Summer everyone!!
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RE: Great regional ice creams 2008/06/22 11:45:28 (permalink)
I would consider Carvel's as regional and if so -Marble Crunch
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