New Mexico: Sippy & Opal’s
Raspberry Habanero, Key Lime, Green Tea, Caramel Macchiato, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are among the flavors offered at what one Yelp reviewer called a “cool, yummy, cute, and fun” ice cream parlor. Roswell, of course, was the site of a supposed alien spacecraft crash back in 1947, and the town has been profiting from the alleged incident ever since — so don’t be surprised to see a life-size (lifeform-size?) green alien standing in one corner of the place.
New York: Sundaes and Cones
City: New York City
Founded in Brooklyn in 1991 and relocated to Manhattan’s East Village in 2006, Sundaes and Cones offers just what its name suggests. The house-made ice creams include the usual vanilla and chocolate and the like, along with such flavors as Corn, Wasabi, Ginger, and Black Sesame. The shop also specializes in elaborately decorated specialty ice cream cakes.
North Carolina: Vida Dulce
Bringing the “sweet life” (vida dulce) to the Raleigh-Durham area, this shop offers some 28 flavors. Included are Cranberry, Coffee with Almonds, Blackberry Cheese, Strawberry Butter, Vanilla Cake, and such vegan options as Tamarind, Kiwi, and Mango.
North Dakota: Silver Lining Creamery
Silver Lining serves high-butterfat ice cream made in small 2.5-gallon batches at its sister property in Rapid City, South Dakota. Flavors rotate, but might include such things as Aztec Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Cookie Crisp, Pistachio Rose, Maple Candied Bacon, and Presidential Sweet (with German chocolate cake and pretzels added).
Ohio: Coppa Gelato
This family-owned purveyor of authentic Italian-style gelato in Westerville, just northeast of Columbus, gets creative with such flavors as Chocolate-Covered Raspberry, Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Latte, Peanut Butter Fudge, Snickerdoodle, Strawberry Tuxedo, and Turtle Sundae. There is also a selection of dairy-free sorbetto in such flavors as lemon, mango, pineapple, and strawberry-banana.