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The top frozen treats in North America

Attention — all who scream for ice cream! In preparation for the sizzling summer months ahead, we tapped into Yelp’s data science team to determine the top frozen treats across U.S. and Canada. Despite challenges faced during COVID-19, these top spots kept the frozen treats flowing. Whether you like your ice cream scoops sandwiched between two donuts, piled high on a fresh waffle cone, or you prefer a refreshing fruit-filled popsicle, this list has something for everyone.

Search here on Yelp to discover a cool frozen treat near you and don’t forget to share your thoughts with a review on Yelp afterwards! While you’re at it, did your favorite cold treat make the list this summer? Let us know on social media by tagging @yelp in your frozen treat photos all summer long. 

Methodology: This is a list of the best frozen treats in North America according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the ice cream and frozen yogurt categories, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between July 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 15, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 15, 2021.


Alaska (Anchorage): WooHoo! Ice Cream

Alabama (Gulf Shores): Yumm Twister & Ice Cream

Arkansas (Little Rock) : Loblolly Creamery



Arizona (Phoenix): Novel Ice Cream

California (Costa Mesa): Confetti Italian Ice & Custard

Colorado (Denver): Smith+Canon Ice Cream



Connecticut (New Haven): Arethusa Farm Dairy

Washington DC (Downtown): Here’s The Scoop!

 Delaware (Hockessin): Woodside Farm Creamery



Florida (Davie): The Magic Cow

Georgia (Savannah): Leopold’s Ice Cream

Hawaii (Kapaa): One Aloha Shave Ice 



Iowa (Clive): Monarca Gourmet Paletas

Idaho (Boise): The STIL

Illinois (Palos Park): The Plush Horse 



Indiana (Indianapolis): TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth

Kansas (Lawrence): Sylas & Maddy’s

Kentucky (Louisville): Panchitos Ice Cream



Louisiana (Baton Rouge): Sweet Society

Massachusetts (Middleton): Richardson’s Ice Cream 

Maryland (Rockville): Carmen’s Italian Ice & Cafe



Maine (Bar Harbor): Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Michigan (Westland): Coffee + Cream

Minnesota (Minneapolis): Bebe Zito Ice Cream



Missouri (Saint Louis): The Fountain on Locust 

Mississippi (Gulfport): Pop Brothers 

Montana (Whitefish): Sweet Peaks



North Carolina (Cary): Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream

North Dakota (Grand Forks): Tea & Crepe Cafe

Nebraska (Omaha): Coneflower Creamery



New Hampshire (Intervale): Trails End Ice Cream

New Jersey (Montclair): Benvenuti Montclair

New Mexico (Albuquerque): I Scream Ice Cream 



Nevada (Las Vegas): Matcha Cafe Maiko

New York (New York): Whipped – Urban Dessert Lab

Ohio (Cincinnati): Hello Honey 



Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Capitals Ice Cream

Oregon (Bend): Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato

Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh): Happy Day Dessert Factory



Rhode Island (Providence): Tricycle Ice Cream

South Carolina (Myrtle Beach): Melt

South Dakota (Rapid City): Armadillo’s Ice Cream Shoppe



Tennessee (Knoxville): Sno Cream

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

Utah (South Ogden): Bow Tie Creamery



Virginia (Manassas): Nathan’s Dairy Bar

Vermont (Colchester): Vermont Cookie Love

Washington (Seattle): Macadons 



Wisconsin (Milwaukee): Leon’s Frozen Custard

West Virginia (Inwood): Jules of Inwood 

Wyoming (Cody): Annies Soda Saloon 



Ontario (Toronto): Wooffles & Cream

British Columbia (Vancouver): Passione Gelato 

Alberta (Calgary): Village Ice Cream