The Can't Miss Ice Cream Shops In Every State (A-M)

Even though we are coming to the end of national ice cream month, we still have a lot of summer left and can't make it through without a little (or a lot) of our favorite sweet summer treat! Business Insider put together a list of the absolute best ice cream shops in every state! Check out shops in states A-M in part 1 of the list to see which favorite creamery is close to you!

Alabama

"Bruster's Ice Cream in Prattville makes a mean brownie sundae, but you can celebrate the ultimate occasion with an entire ice cream sundae cake, complete with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Just add candles."

Alaska

"Alaska may not be the first place you think of for ice cream, but Hot Licks, at Chena Pump Plaza in Fairbanks, is the first place Alaskans think of for ice cream. Customers rave about the pumpkin ice cream and say you can't tell the difference between regular and sugar-free flavors."

Arizona

"If there's one place you want ice cream, it's in the southwestern heat of Phoenix. At Churn, the name says it all: It serves hand-churned batches of creamy scoops, ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes topped with toasted marshmallows."

Arkansas

"Savvy locals in Fayetteville probably don't head to the bar for happy hour — they head to MaggieMoo's, where treats are discounted on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m."

California

"Gunther's Quality Ice Cream features a new specialty flavor every month, from eggnog in December to Bailey's Irish Cream in March. The Sacramento shop is also known for its sorbet-like fruit freezes, a combination of icy fruit flavors in a huge cup."

Colorado

"Sweet Action Ice Cream puts everything in its ice cream, from Nerds candy to carrot cake to chia seeds. The Denver shop is also known for its creamy vegan varieties."

Connecticut

"Associated with the University of Connecticut, the UConn Dairy Bar, in Storrs, has been producing its own ice cream with recipes that date back to the early 1900s. Some of the flavors, including Husky Tracks and Senior Scoop, have UConn connotations."

Delaware

"Woodside Farm Creamery, right on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border in Hockessin, is — where else? — on Woodside Farm. The farm uses its own cows' milk to make and sell delicious ice cream right on the premises."

Florida

"Ice cream dreams come true at Dreamette. Old-fashioned splits, shakes, and soft-serve cups and cones are the favorite among customers at this Jacksonville shop."

Georgia

"Folks rave about the salted caramel flavor at Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream in Atlanta, which is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Funkier flavors include jalapeño coconut and ginger lavender."

Hawaii

"Sure, you can go for a regular scoop at Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts in Honolulu, but the shop specializes in mochi — a Japanese treat of ice cream encased in a pillowy, rice flour dumpling. Bubbies is also known for its ice cream cakes."

Idaho

"Though Idaho is better known for its potatoes, Idaho Falls' Reed's Dairy makes a mark in the ice cream biz. Ice cream is made from the milk of the cows on-site, and is available to enjoy in the dairy store, to go, or at the drive-thru window."

Illinois

"Jarling's opened in Champaign in 1983 as a full-service soda fountain and desserts destination. The flavors are traditional, and the shop also specializes in waffles (with or without ice cream)."

Indiana

"Indianapolis' BRICS, which stands for Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station, is known for its hand-dipped ice cream and sundaes, with 40 flavors and a dozen toppings or more."

Iowa

"Whitey's Ice Cream has multiple locations in Iowa, but the Davenport branch is a favorite from voters, especially when it comes to ice cream shakes. People go nuts for the peanut butter shake — with or without Oreos."

Kansas

"Leawood's fancy-sounding Glacé Artisan Ice Cream uses hormone-free milk in its natural ice cream. Try flavors like chocolate-covered potato chip or the funky goat cheese and cherry."

Kentucky

"At Dairy Kastle in Louisville, everyone talks about the "fat Elvis," a decadent peanut butter and banana ice cream shake that would have made The King proud."

Louisiana

"Creole Creamery in New Orleans is known for its ice cream sandwiches and the Tchoupitoulas sundae, a monstrous eight-scoop, eight-topping sundae with whipped cream, cherries, and wafers whose finishers become immortalized in the shop's hall of fame."

Maine

"The state is known for Gifford's, whose Maine-related flavors such as moose tracks, lobster tracks, and Wild Blueberry reign supreme. Originating in Skowhegan, Gifford's Ice Cream is now available in quarts all over the country."

Maryland

"Located in Baltimore (aka 'Charm City'), the Charmery brings people "happiness through ice cream." Grab a cup or cone of Maryland mud, campfire s'mores, or chocolate cake batter and enjoy it on a walk around the Johns Hopkins campus."

Massachusetts

"Once called 'the world's best ice cream' by The New York Times, Toscanini's has been churning out unusual, and unusually delicious, flavors from its Cambridge shop."

Michigan

"When at Ferndale sweets shop Treat Dreams, customers say to go for the Kooky Monster — a blue vanilla ice cream with Oreo bits and chunks of cookie dough thrown in."

Minnesota

"Izzy's Ice Cream Cafe in St. Paul embraces its Scandinavian heritage with flavors such as "Swedish garden party," an elderflower ice cream with raspberry and gingersnaps, and "Norwegian chai," with flecks of cardamom toast."

Mississippi

"Velvet Cream, also known as "The Dip," has always been a popular local hangout in Hernando. With dozens of flavors to choose from, Velvet Cream has exactly what you want, in a cup or cone."

Missouri

"The ice cream parlor Fountain on Locust is "the most photographed restaurant in St. Louis." The art-deco-style shop serves sundaes and splits for the kids and ice cream martinis for the adults."

Montana

"Named one of America's best places for ice cream by Food and Wine magazine and USA Today, among others, Missoula's Big Dipper ice cream lures in fans of the creamy cold dessert with huckleberry, cardamom, white mint Oreo, and a number of specialty flavors."

Stay Tuned for Part 2 of the list with states N-Z! Are check it out here!

H/T Business Insider

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