Special Report

Best Ice Cream Parlor in Every State, According to Yelp

Source: Courtesy of Bobby S. via Yelp

Virginia: Bôn Tea House
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Centreville

This Asian café serves a variety of teas, coffee drinks, and pastries, but the main draw is the homemade soft serve. The matcha flavor is made with real matcha green tea, and it’s best enjoyed swirled with whatever the seasonal special is.

Source: Courtesy of Katrina P. via Yelp

Washington: Melon Seed Deli & Frozen Yogurt
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Tacoma

The welcoming Melon Seed is popular for its sandwiches and other lunch fare, but don’t miss the variety of soft-serve fro-yos, available either in a cup or cone, and with a wide array of fun toppings.

Source: Photo by Greg A. via Yelp

West Virginia: Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Charleston

A Charleston destination for more than 20 years, Ellen’s makes all their ice creams, sherbets, gelatos, and sorbets on-premises. Lunchtime fare is also top-notch, but be sure to save room for banana splits, hot fudge sundaes made with homemade hot fudge, brownie sundaes made with homemade brownies, and other ice cream treats.

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Wisconsin: Kopp’s Frozen Custard
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Greenfield

Going strong since 1950, Kopp’s is a beloved stop for great burgers and decadently creamy frozen custard. Enjoy flavors including strawberry, butterscotch, blueberry, and marshmallow, in a sundae, float, or shake.

Source: Courtesy of Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream via Facebook

Wyoming: Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream
> Yelp rating: 4 / 5 stars
> Location: Jackson

A must-visit in historic downtown Jackson Hole, Moo’s uses only organic cream to make their all-natural ice cream. An absolutely massive array of flavors are available, including chocolate raspberry hazelnut and prickly pear, but don’t miss the ones made with wild local blueberries and huckleberries.

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