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The Best Ice Cream Parlor in Every State

Source: Brittany C. via Yelp

Kansas: Foggi Ice Cream
City: Mission

In this community southwest of Kansas City, Foggi makes instant ice cream with liquid nitrogen. The wide-ranging menu includes such flavors as Sweet Maple Bacon, Taro, Cookie Butter, Caramel con Leche Cheesecake, and Lemon Lavender.

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Source: Courtesy of Louisville Cream via Facebook

Kentucky: Louisville Cream
City: Louisville

This small-batch artisanal ice cream shop will make custom flavors to order. Its own creations are in constant seasonal rotation, but Royal Chocolate, Vanilla Two Ways, Bourbon Smoked Pecan, and Salted Butter Pecan are always available.

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Source: Courtesy of Ice Cream 504 via http://www.icecream504.com

Louisiana: Ice Cream 504
City: New Orleans

Making ice cream in small batches with real milk and sugar and an old-fashioned churn, Ice Cream 504 concentrates on classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, coffee, and peppermint — but also offers such innovations as Almond Peach Petit Four, Toasted Coconut Almond, and Blueberry Basil.

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Source: Courtesy of Gorgeous Gelato via Facebook

Maine: Gorgeous Gelato
City: Portland

Mariagrazia Zanardi and Donato Giovine moved to Portland from Milan, opening their authentic Italian gelato shop in 2010. They use all natural ingredients to produce a seasonally changing selection of ice cream, but always offer hazelnut, coconut, pistachio, Oreo, and chocolate (either regular, vegan, or made with rum or whiskey). Gelato cakes and gelato cannoli are also on the menu.

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Source: The Charmery / Facebook

Maryland: The Charmery
City: Baltimore

One of two Baltimore locations (there is also a factory outlet), the Charmery in the trendy Hampden neighborhood creates such imaginative flavors as Old Bay Caramel, Malty Vanilla Chip, Passion Fruit Ricotta, Baklava, and Cheese and Crackers (made with actual cheddar cheese and Ritz crackers). Pure Vanilla and Salty Caramel are among the offerings that are always on the menu.

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