With the typical hot temperatures for July, it’s not surprising that it’s National Ice Cream Month! While we would never turn down a scoop of chilly delight, there are some ice creams that are better than others. If you’re an ice cream lover, here are some of the best old fashioned ice cream shops around the country that you might want to try.
New York You don’t get more wholesome than Brooklyn’s Blue Marble ice cream. The shop has only been around for a few years, but it’s making quite an impact on taste buds and the community. Their ingredients are certified organic and they make a point of sourcing responsibly while delivering the tastiest ice cream possible. Flavors to try: Pistachio Almondine, Honey Peanut
Texas In Austin, they’re all about fascinating flavors! Lick is a top spot for cold, creamy delights with flavors that are far from ordinary. They use the purest ingredients and use cream and milk from a family-owned dairy farm in Texas. All of their ice cream is handmade with local ingredients and hand-packed to make every spoonful a triumph for the community. Flavors to try: Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint and Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey
Florida Since 1956, South Florida residents have been flocking to Jaxson’s Ice Cream to get their sugar fix. But this is no ordinary ice cream parlor — it doubles as a tourist’s museum. The owner has been decorating his shop with gifts from patrons who have traveled far and wide but always make a stop for their favorite summer treat on the beach. Jaxson’s claims to have one of the biggest collections of rural American memorabilia in the nation in addition to its extensive license plate collection. In other words, come for the ice cream, stay for the rustic relics. Flavors to try: Chewy Fudge, Fresh Peach
Illinois In Chicago, Margie’s Candies is just a few years shy of achieving century status, so it is everything you would imagine an old fashioned ice cream parlor to look like — cases of candy, individual metal dishes to pour on your own hot fudge and vinyl banquettes where you can spread out and enjoy your frozen treats. It’s a Chicago institution worthy of visits from music legends (The Beatles) and notorious criminals (Al Capone). Flavors to try: Anything stacked in a clamshell dish drowning in fudge
Ohio Bexley is home to one of Ohio’s oldest and best ice cream shops: Johnson’s Real Ice Cream. Since 1950, Johnson’s has been using family recipes to churn out flavors to please the Buckeye State. They have dozens of flavors of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet, so there’s something to satisfy just about everyone. Flavors to try: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Amaretto Cherry
Washington In the northwest, one of the favorite creameries is Molly Moon Ice Cream in Seattle. It’s quite an impressive operation with six shops around the city using local ingredients whenever possible. Not only does Molly Moon do their best to provide ice cream dreams to Seattleites, but it also provides a better life for families in need. Along with their farmers, they help provide milk for families through the Anna Banana Milk Fund. Flavors to try: Salted Caramel, Honey Lavender
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