The Full Scoop on the Greatest Cities For Ice Cream in America
(Courtesy: Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain)
It wouldn’t make sense if National Ice Cream Month were in the middle of winter. Thankfully, as the temperatures are rising and our thoughts are turning to frozen desserts, we can celebrate appropriately in July.
Everyone loves ice cream, but the towns listed here love it just a little more than the rest of us. These are the places where the most people searched “ice cream” on Yahoo, with favorite shops and flavors in each.
Of course New York has delicious ice cream. But, unlike pizza or bagels, there isn’t one specific kind of Big Apple frozen treat. That means you can taste your way to satisfaction. Start at the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, an ice cream shop in an old pharmacy, where you can order the Sundae of Broken Dreams. Broken dreams, it turns out, come with caramel and pretzel sticks. Or, visit the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in the East Village. The shop started as a food truck, but its creations — like the Salty Pimp – were too popular to keep in one roving truck. Don’t stick to just ice cream; try their new soft serve too.
Served at Coolhaus in L.A.: Potato chip cookies with strawberries and cream (Courtesy: Coolhaus)
2. Los Angeles
No one does ice cream like L.A. does ice cream. With its warm, sunny days and sandy beaches, the City of Angels knows how to scoop with the best. Along with ice cream classics, L.A. does fresh seasonal flavors like ginger, licorice, and cognac prune at Sweet Rose Creamery. Or, try the crazy flavors at Coolhaus: fried chicken and waffles, and gin and tonic. The shop, which (like many popular places in L.A.) started as a food truck, is known for its $5 ice cream cookie sandwiches and hand-dipped ice cream bars. Why eat ice cream only in cups or cones?
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