America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops

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leethebard
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America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Wed, 06/27/12 11:00 PM
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I know some of you love "Best" lists...and I know we all love ice cream.....HOME MADE ice cream. Well, according to US News & World Report...here are America's 10 best......did your favorite make the cut?...any of you tried these? We'll be going to Cambridge Mass. and will be trying # 2!
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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Wed, 06/27/12 11:10 PM
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Here is the list Lee mentioned.
 
I have absolutely no issue with #1.  It would most likely be my choice, too.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 8:27 AM
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Any list that doesn't include toasted almond amaretto at the UConn dairy bar is suspect.
 
http://dairybar.uconn.edu/menu.htm

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 8:46 AM
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buffetbuster


Here is the list Lee mentioned.

I have absolutely no issue with #1.  It would most likely be my choice, too.


I guess I should have taken your advice instead of going for kraut balls.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 9:10 AM
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# 11 ... Candy Kitchen , Madiera Beach, FL
# 11 ... Herrell's, Northampton, MA

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 9:15 AM
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I think any list looks suspicious which has one third (4 out of 12) of the selections for favorite flavor some variety of caramel.  Granted, that 5 out of the 12 favorite flavors have chocolate as an ingredient, but that might be expected.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 1:07 PM
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I think Capogiro, the Philadelphia gelato place that made the list, is overrated and overpriced (I think it was the most expensive place on the list). It's very popular in Philly, but I've been to gelato places in other cities that I thought were clearly better.
 
If I were to nominate a Philadelphia ice cream parlor for the list, it would be Franklin Fountain.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 1:48 PM
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I've nothing against Jeni's or Graeter's in Ohio, but as far as I'm concerned Velvet in Utica, Ohio tops both.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 06/28/12 5:42 PM
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UM.at the risk of starting a flame war...............it may not be the Best tasting (although DAMD GOOD), the most romantic place (Not in kissy-face/huggy-poo, but location) has got to be Browns Ice cream in York Beach Maine.  And the Ice Cream at Penn State's Creamery is out of this world

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 07/13/12 3:23 PM
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Big fan of Graeters, but my vote goes to Creole Creamery in NOLA. Love their flavours and the quality can't be beat.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 07/13/12 3:36 PM
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I like both Velvet and Graeters.  Recently we had Peach Cobbler at Velvet and fresh peach at Graeters.  Two entirely different styles of ice cream, both delicious.  Next time I'm at North Market I'll have to try Jeni's.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Mon, 10/22/12 10:16 PM
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I vote for Ted Drewe's in St. Louis.  If you go to Graeter's don't forget the whipped cream, it is amazing!

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Tue, 10/23/12 7:29 AM
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Where's The Creamery at Penn State?  No list of this sort is complete without it.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Tue, 10/23/12 7:59 AM
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We recently had guests from out of town so a trip to the North Market is a must.  I finally had my first taste of Jeni's - Whiskey Pecan.  It was delicious.  Actually I would have preferred more ice cream and less pecans.....it was loaded but still delicious.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Wed, 10/24/12 4:59 PM
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Everybody's got a top 10 list, and nobody can come close to trying all the ice cream places in the country (not even the Sterns).  So, IMHO they are pretty meaningless.
The only one I've tried is Greater's.  OK, not great.  I agree with those who say Northern Ohio's Handel's is better.
And no ice cream sold in a store is "home-made."  It's only home-made if you make it at home.  So, any store that makes that claim looses points right off.
And the Michigan State Dairy Store beats Penn State's Creamery. 

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Wed, 10/24/12 5:17 PM
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The U.S. News & World Report list is understandably limited to the U.S. Any North American wide list, however, must include Dutch Dreams at 78 Vaughan Road in Toronto. It's not for the sedate. The decor inside and out is an over the top riot of gadgetry in a kaleidoscope of colours:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And so is the ice cream:
 

 

 

 

 

 
It's an ice cream and fruit lovers paradise! Here's the website with the list of flavours:
 
Dutch Dreams Flavours
 

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 10/26/12 4:54 PM
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Re: Dutch dreams
 
I never saw anything like that when I lived in Amsterdam....
 
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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 10/26/12 9:54 PM
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Not surprising. It's not the ice cream that draws fellows to Amsterdam.
 


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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 10/26/12 9:59 PM
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It must be the waffles.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 10/26/12 10:21 PM
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Bi-Rite in San Francisco rocks.  If it hadn't made the list, well... it would've been nuts!
 
One cool thing they do there is let you try a bite-size sample of a sundae combination you don't know if you want a whole one of.  Seriously.  They'll put all of the components on one spoon and you can taste it.  Gotta love that.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Sat, 10/27/12 4:51 AM
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Love2bake-
Completely agree about Bi-Rite. It is truly excellent!

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 07/5/13 11:07 AM
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Um, that's only three.  They must teach "new math" in abc,XX.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Fri, 07/5/13 1:30 PM
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Another "cut and paster" who puts in stuff from other sites to make it look like he's actually writing messages.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 07/11/13 2:53 AM
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That Dutch Dreams shop looks heavenly.  I've always thought ice cream shops should look like a circus and a carnival got stuck in near a dairy farm. 
 
I make a lot of ice cream at home.  I've made dozens of flavors and numerous styles.  But I will admit my sampling of other places and their ice cream is terribly limited. 
 
But having said that, I'm always surprised Oberwiess gets left off.  And here in Wisconsin we do have The Chocolate Shoppe, which is known for some very good ice cream. 
 
I guess that's the great thing about ice cream--it's so regional that everybody has a favorite not too far away.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Thu, 02/6/14 10:43 PM
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Based on just my personal experience eating ice cream all over the place, my "hands-down" favorite is Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen in Louisville, KY.  Their ice cream is by far the creamiest I have encountered.
 
Just my two cents.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Wed, 02/12/14 7:28 PM
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While I agree with Moomer's, it's interesting that their flavor wasn't Blue Moon.

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Re:America's top 10 Best Ice Cream Shops - Sun, 03/16/14 10:31 AM
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mjambro


Any list that doesn't include toasted almond amaretto at the UConn dairy bar is suspect.



Never had this kind of ice cream but it sounds like it would be right up my alley.  Yum.