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The best frozen treat in every state

The hot July heat is just one of the many reasons to devour your favorite frozen treats this summer. Whether you lean towards the classic banana split sundae or like to tease your taste buds with exciting new flavors, one thing is for certain — everyone has an opinion on the best cold treats in town. To ease the debates during family picnics and walks to the local ice cream parlor, we’ve done the homework for you and tallied up the best cold treat in every state! 

This list has a little bit of everything, including dairy-free options, vibrant and unique flavors, and old school favorites like the ice cream sandwich. If you don’t have a sweet tooth already, we bet you will by the time you reach Wyoming’s number one spot. Search here on Yelp to find a delicious frozen treat near you and enjoy!

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best places to grab a frozen treat in every state according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt and Gelato categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score or a score greater than a B/80 as of June 25, 2020.

Alaska (Anchorage): WooHoo! Ice Cream

Alabama (Birmingham): Big Spoon Creamery

Arkansas (Little Rock) : Loblolly Creamery

Arizona (Phoenix): Novel Ice Cream

California (San Gabriel): Swirlz Creamery

Colorado (Denver): Smith+Canon Ice Cream

Connecticut (Norwalk): Sweet Ashley’s

Washington DC (Downtown): Bon Matcha

 Delaware (Hockessin): Woodside Farm Creamery

Florida (Davie): The Magic Cow

Georgia (Savannah): Leopold’s Ice Cream

Hawaii (Kapaa): Wailua Shave Ice

Iowa (Ankeny): The Outside Scoop

Idaho (Boise): The STIL

Illinois (Chicago): lx-Chel Gelato

Indiana (Indianapolis): TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth

Kansas (Lawrence): Sylas & Maddy’s

Kentucky (Lexington): Crank & Bloom Ice Cream Lounge 

Louisiana (Metairie): Sweet Handkraft

Maine (Portland): Gorgeous Gelato

Maryland (Baltimore): Bmore Licks

Massachusetts (Cambridge): Toscanini’s Ice Cream

Michigan (Sterling Heights): iFreeze Creamery 15 Mile

Minnesota (Rochester): Flapdoodles Homemade Ice Cream

Missouri (Clayton): Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery

Mississippi (Bay Saint Louis): Creole Creamery

Montana (Whitefish): Sweet Peaks

North Carolina (Charlotte): Matcha Cafe Maiko

North Dakota (Fargo): Silver Lining Creamery

Nebraska (Omaha): Coneflower Creamery

New Hampshire (Portsmouth): Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream

New Jersey (Bloomfield): APEM Creamery 

New Mexico (Albuquerque): Pop Fizz

Nevada (Las Vegas): The Juice Box LV

New York (New York): MO Gelato

Ohio (Cleveland): Mason’s Creamery

Oklahoma (Tusla): Rose Rock Microcreamery 

Oregon (Portland): Cloud City Ice Cream

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Arctic Scoop

Rhode Island (Providence): Tricycle Ice Cream

South Carolina (Charleston): Off Track Ice Cream

South Dakota (Sioux Falls): Stensland Family Farms

Tennessee (Knoxville): Sno Cream

Texas (South Austin): Manolis Ice Cream, Pastries, & Cakes

Utah (South Ogden): Bow Tie Creamery

Virginia (Virginia Beach): Gelati Celesti

Vermont (Colchester): The Village Scoop

Washington (Seattle): Frankie and Jo’s

Wisconsin (Appleton): Frio Mexican Treats

West Virginia (Charleston): Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

Wyoming (Jackson): Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream