Special Report

Best Ice Cream Parlor in Every State, According to Yelp

Source: Courtesy of Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour via Facebook

Massachusetts: Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Mashpee

This charming, family-friendly cottage has no shortage of picnic tables and serves generous portions of super-premium ice cream. Ice cream cones are made to order, and crowds flock for their creative sundaes in flavors like Kid in a Candy Shop: cotton candy ice cream topped with fudge and marshmallow sauce, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top.

Source: Moomers Homemade Ice Cream / Facebook

Michigan: Moomers
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Traverse City

This quaint ice cream shop is located on a dairy farm, where the family-run operation sells milk by the gallon and crafts ice cream in flavors including apple crisp, banana bread, cherry pie à la mode, and eggnog.

Source: Courtesy of Treats via Yelp

Minnesota: Treats
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: St. Paul

It’s all about the cereal mix-ins at this St. Paul must-visit. Flavors include Crisp n’ Cream (Oreo cookies, Cookie Crisp, Snickers, and chocolate dust), Sweet Charms (Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Cocoa Puffs), and Frooty Flakes (Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Cap’n Crunch). There are also lots of matcha and boba drinks on offer, as well as waffles.

Source: Courtesy of Creole Creamery On the Bay via Facebook

Mississippi: Creole Creamery
> Yelp rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
> Location: Bay Saint Louis

New Orleans-based Creole Creamery has a location in Mississippi that’s the best ice cream shop in the state. Everyday flavors include café au lait, lavender honey, and NOLA-inspired Creole cream cheese, but don’t miss the seasonal favorites like king cake, golden summer fig, and strawberry jalapeño cheesecake.

Source: Courtesy of Cookies and Creamery via Facebook

Missouri: Cookies and Creamery
> Yelp rating: 5 / 5 stars
> Location: Kansas City

Run by a member of the Cherokee Nation, Cookies and Creamery specializes in “Creamwiches” made with local ice cream and freshly-baked cookies. Be sure to also pick up some of their popular cotton candy, made with all-natural ingredients, while you’re there.

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