Special Report

The Best Ice Cream Parlor in Every State

Source: Jason L. via Yelp

New Mexico: Sippy & Opal’s
City: Roswell

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.

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Source: Lucille S. via Yelp

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.

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Source: Courtesy of Vida Dulce via vidadulcenc.com

North Carolina: Vida Dulce
City: Cary

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.

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Source: Courtesy of Silver Lining Creamery via Facebook

North Dakota: Silver Lining Creamery
City: Fargo

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).

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Source: Courtesy of Coppa Gelato via Facebook

Ohio: Coppa Gelato
City: Westerville

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.

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