Most Popular Ice Cream Shop in Every State

May 18, 2018 by Cheyenne Buckingham

Summer is practically here and that means ice cream season is underway. Sweltering heat waves will prompt long lines outside of a variety of ice cream shops, including old-style ice cream parlors and ice cream trucks. And each state is chock-full of shops that scoop out the cold, creamy stuff.

24/7 Wall St. relied on Google Reviews to find the most popular ice cream shop in each state. Ice cream shops with a 4.5 rating or above that have the most reviews were deemed the most popular. We assessed ice cream shops located in or around cities with at least 100,000 people, except in five smaller states.

The ice cream shops that appear on this list have caused quite the buzz in their surrounding communities and state. In some states with major metropolitan areas, the competition is cutthroat with hundreds, or even thousands, of different ice cream shops to choose from. For example, in California, among its 73 major cities, 2,149 ice cream shops have been rated and reviewed by users on Google.

In other states, the competition is sparse. Wyoming’s largest city and the state capital, Cheyenne, has a population of some 62,000 people. There are only two ice cream shops in and around the city that are rated on Google Reviews. The most popular ice cream shop in Wyoming is located in Laramie — about 50 miles west of the state capital.

Click here to see the most popular ice cream shop in every state.

To identify the most popular ice cream shop in each state, 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list of ice cream shops that were rated at least 4.5 out of five stars by Google Reviews users. We reviewed every ice cream shop that received a high rating in cities with a population of at least 100,000. Five states did not have a city that large, so we reviewed each of those state’s city with the largest population. Of those shops with at least a 4.5 rating, the ice cream shop with the most ratings from each state was considered the most popular. To be on this list, the place had to be classified as an ice cream shop or an ice cream parlor.

Source: Durbin Farms Market / Facebook

1. Alabama
> Most popular ice cream shop: Durbin Farms Market
> Location: Clanton
> Number of Google reviews: 487

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Source: Wild Scoops / Facebook

2. Alaska
> Most popular ice cream shop: Wild Scoops
> Location: Anchorage
> Number of Google reviews: 119

Source: Churn / Facebook

3. Arizona
> Most popular ice cream shop: Churn
> Location: Phoenix
> Number of Google reviews: 354

 

Source: Andys Frozen Custard / Twitter

4. Arkansas
> Most popular ice cream shop: Andy’s Frozen Custard
> Location: Fayetteville
> Number of Google reviews: 244

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Source: Fentons Creamery / Facebook

5. California
> Most popular ice cream shop: Fentons Creamery
> Location: Oakland
> Number of Google reviews: 1,830

Source: Little Man Ice Cream / Facebook

6. Colorado
> Most popular ice cream shop: Little Man Ice Cream
> Location: Denver
> Number of Google reviews: 1,540

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Source: Ferris Acres Creamery / Facebook

7. Connecticut
> Most popular ice cream shop: Ferris Acres Creamery
> Location: Newtown
> Number of Google reviews: 511

Source: Hopkins Farm Creamery / Facebook

8. Delaware
> Most popular ice cream shop: Hopkins Farm Creamery
> Location: Lewes
> Number of Google reviews: 444

Source: Jaxson's Ice Cream / Facebook

9. Florida
> Most popular ice cream shop: Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant
> Location: Dania Beach
> Number of Google reviews: 2,353

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Source: Leopold's Ice Cream / Facebook

10. Georgia
> Most popular ice cream shop: Leopold’s Ice Cream
> Location: Savannah
> Number of Google reviews: 2,328

Source: Uncle Clay's House of Pure Aloha / Facebook

11. Hawaii
> Most popular ice cream shop: Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
> Location: Honolulu
> Number of Google reviews: 180

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Source: Goody's Soda Fountain / Facebook

12. Idaho
> Most popular ice cream shop: Goody’s Soda Fountain
> Location: Boise
> Number of Google reviews: 288

Source: Courtesy of Margie's Candies

13. Illinois
> Most popular ice cream shop: Margie’s Candies
> Location: Chicago
> Number of Google reviews: 735

Source: Mrs Curl / Facebook

14. Indiana
> Most popular ice cream shop: Mrs Curl Ice Cream Shop and Outdoor Cafe
> Location: Greenwood
> Number of Google reviews: 489

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Source: Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe / Facebook

15. Iowa
> Most popular ice cream shop: Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe
> Location: Prairie City
> Number of Google reviews: 331

Source: Churn & Burn / Facebook

16. Kansas
> Most popular ice cream shop: Churn & Burn
> Location: Wichita
> Number of Google reviews: 424

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Source: Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream / Facebook

17. Kentucky
> Most popular ice cream shop: Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge
> Location: Lexington
> Number of Google reviews: 434

Source: The Creole Creamery / Facebook

18. Louisiana
> Most popular ice cream shop: The Creole Creamery
> Location: New Orleans
> Number of Google reviews: 558

Source: Courtesy of The Gelato Fiasco

19. Maine
> Most popular ice cream shop: The Gelato Fiasco
> Location: Brunswick
> Number of Google reviews: 284

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Source: The Charmery / Facebook

20. Maryland
> Most popular ice cream shop: The Charmery
> Location: Baltimore
> Number of Google reviews: 613

Source: Toscanini's / Facebook

21. Massachusetts
> Most popular ice cream shop: Toscanini’s
> Location: Cambridge
> Number of Google reviews: 1,398

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Source: Moomers Homemade Ice Cream / Facebook

22. Michigan
> Most popular ice cream shop: Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
> Location: Traverse City
> Number of Google reviews: 664

Source: Izzy's Ice Cream / Facebook

23. Minnesota
> Most popular ice cream shop: Izzy’s Ice Cream
> Location: Minneapolis
> Number of Google reviews: 718

Source: area 51 ice cream / Facebook

24. Mississippi
> Most popular ice cream shop: area 51 ice cream
> Location: Hernando
> Number of Google reviews: 107

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Source: Ted Drewes Inc. / Facebook

25. Missouri
> Most popular ice cream shop: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
> Location: St. Louis
> Number of Google reviews: 3,046

Source: Big Dipper Ice Cream / Facebook

26. Montana
> Most popular ice cream shop: Big Dipper Ice Cream
> Location: Missoula
> Number of Google reviews: 405

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Source: Ted & Wally's Ultra-Premium Ice Cream / Facebook

27. Nebraska
> Most popular ice cream shop: Ted & Wally’s Ultra-Premium Ice Cream
> Location: Omaha
> Number of Google reviews: 639

Source: Luv-It Frozen Custard / Facebook

28. Nevada
> Most popular ice cream shop: Luv-It Frozen Custard
> Location: Las Vegas
> Number of Google reviews: 312

Source: Hayward's Ice Cream / Facebook

29. New Hampshire
> Most popular ice cream shop: Hayward’s Ice Cream
> Location: Nashua
> Number of Google reviews: 511

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Source: Torico Ice Cream Parlor / Facebook

30. New Jersey
> Most popular ice cream shop: Torico
> Location: Jersey City
> Number of Google reviews: 467

Source: Caliche's Frozen Custard / Facebook

31. New Mexico
> Most popular ice cream shop: Caliche’s Frozen Custard
> Location: Las Cruces
> Number of Google reviews: 430

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Source: Taiyaki NYC / Facebook

32. New York
> Most popular ice cream shop: Taiyaki NYC
> Location: New York
> Number of Google reviews: 767

Source: Tony's Ice Cream Co., Inc. / Facebook

33. North Carolina
> Most popular ice cream shop: Tony’s Ice Cream
> Location: Gastonia
> Number of Google reviews: 947

Source: Cold Stone Creamery / Facebook

34. North Dakota
> Most popular ice cream shop: Cold Stone Creamery
> Location: Bismark
> Number of Google reviews: 32

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Source: Young's Jersey Dairy / Facebook

35. Ohio
> Most popular ice cream shop: Young’s Jersey Dairy
> Location: Yellow Springs
> Number of Google reviews: 2,376

Source: The Baked Bear (Norman, OK) / Facebook

36. Oklahoma
> Most popular ice cream shop: The Baked Bear
> Location: Norman
> Number of Google reviews: 270

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Source: Salt & Straw Ice Cream / Facebook

37. Oregon
> Most popular ice cream shop: Salt & Straw
> Location: Portland
> Number of Google reviews: 2,001

Source: Franklin Fountain / Facebook

38. Pennsylvania
> Most popular ice cream shop: The Franklin Fountain
> Location: Philadelphia
> Number of Google reviews: 1,082

Source: Brickley's Ice Cream / Facebook

39. Rhode Island
> Most popular ice cream shop: Brickley’s Homemade Ice Cream
> Location: Narragansett
> Number of Google reviews: 225

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Source: Zesto of West Columbia / Facebook

40. South Carolina
> Most popular ice cream shop: Zesto of West Columbia
> Location: West Columbia
> Number of Google reviews: 1,080

Source: Cold Stone Creamery (S Shirley Ave, Sioux Falls) / Facebook

41. South Dakota
> Most popular ice cream shop: Cold Stone Creamery
> Location: Sioux Falls
> Number of Google reviews: 176

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Source: Clumpies Ice Cream Co. / Facebook

42. Tennessee
> Most popular ice cream shop: Clumpies Ice Cream Co.
> Location: Chattanooga
> Number of Google reviews: 410

Source: Amy's Ice Creams / Facebook

43. Texas
> Most popular ice cream shop: Amy’s Ice Creams
> Location: Austin
> Number of Google reviews: 1,002

Source: Leatherby's Family Creamery / Facebook

44. Utah
> Most popular ice cream shop: Leatherby’s Family Creamery
> Location: Taylorsville
> Number of Google reviews: 1,065

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Source: Lake Champlain Chocolates / Facebook

45. Vermont
> Most popular ice cream shop: Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store
> Location: Burlington
> Number of Google reviews: 247

Source: Island Creamery / Facebook

46. Virginia
> Most popular ice cream shop: Island Creamery
> Location: Chincoteague Island
> Number of Google reviews: 807

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Source: Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream / Facebook

47. Washington
> Most popular ice cream shop: Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
> Location: Seattle
> Number of Google reviews: 1,026

Source: Austin's Homemade Ice Cream - Ceredo / Facebook

48. West Virginia
> Most popular ice cream shop: Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream
> Location: Ceredo
> Number of Google reviews: 261

Source: Kopp's Custard / Facebook

49. Wisconsin
> Most popular ice cream shop: Kopp’s Frozen Custard
> Location: Greenfield
> Number of Google reviews: 2,109

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Source: Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop / Facebook

50. Wyoming
> Most popular ice cream shop: Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop, LLC
> Location: Laramie
> Number of Google reviews: 88