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Yelp’s best ice cream in every state and province 2022

Summer is just days away, and we couldn’t help but get a head start on tracking down the best ice cream spots from Hawaii to Toronto and everywhere between. If you’re a fan of this beloved cold treat, be sure to pencil in July 17th for an excuse to indulge in one, two, or three scoops, as it’s National Ice Cream Day!   

On that day, ice cream shops across North America will be dishing out everything from fudge brownie and butter pecan to salted caramel, marshmallow, and peanut butter mashups. Whether you’re a sucker for a traditional vanilla ice cream waffle cone, ice cream sandwich, or soft serve—or want to get adventurous with small-batch ice cream flavors like ube, buttered popcorn or sea salt—this list will have your taste buds begging for a scoop.    

Search here on Yelp to find ooey gooey ice cream goodness near you. Don’t forget to share a review of your ice cream cone, hot fudge sundae, or custom frozen creation on Yelp. You can also share your epic, melty ice cream pictures all summer long by tagging @yelp on social media.

Methodology: This is a list of the best ice cream in the US and Canada according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the ice cream category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between April 21, 2021-April 21, 2022. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of May 12, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of May 12, 2022.

Wild Scoops, Shruthi K., Big Spoon Creamery, Andrea H., Loblolly Creamery, Confetti Italian Ice & Custard, Jeana A.

Alaska (Anchorage): Wild Scoops

Alabama (Birmingham): Big Spoon Creamery

Arkansas (Little Rock) : Loblolly Creamery

Arizona (Phoenix): Novel Ice Cream

California (Costa Mesa): Confetti Italian Ice & Custard

Colorado (Denver): I Scream Gelato – Lowry 

Connecticut (New Haven): Arethusa Farm Dairy

Washington, DC: Everyday Sundae

 Delaware (Lewes): Hopkins Farm Creamery

Florida (Davie): The Magic Cow

Scoopjoy Ice Creamery, Kimberly W., Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice., Jasson H., Vaca’s Creamery, Erika P., Louisville Cream., Allison F.

Georgia (Suwansee): Scoopjoy Ice Creamery

Hawaii (Kihei): Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

Iowa (Clive): Monarca Gourmet Paletas

Idaho (Meridian): Lovejoy’s Real Ice Cream

Illinois (Chicago): Vaca’s Creamery

Indiana (Indianapolis): TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth

Kansas (Overland Park): The Golden Scoop

Kentucky (Louisville): Louisville Cream

Sweet Society, Jando S., Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, Connie L., Treats, Cookies and Creamery, Chelsey V.

Louisiana (Baton Rouge): Sweet Society

Massachusetts (Mashpee): Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

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

Maine (Bar Harbor): Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Michigan (Traverse City): Moomers

Minnesota (​​St Paul): Treats

Missouri (Kansas City): Cookies and Creamery 

Mississippi (Bay Saint Louis): Creole Creamery

Montana (Whitefish): Sweet Peaks

North Carolina (Nags Head): Surfin’ Spoon

North Dakota (Fargo): Silver Lining Creamery

Nebraska (Omaha): Ted and Wally’s

Tricks and Treats, Saige S., The Palenta Bar, Jezemine V., Tricycle Ice Cream, Jennifer M., The Social, Mike C.

New Hampshire (North Conway): Tricks and Treats

New Jersey (Nutley): Kubo Coffee And Creamery

New Mexico (Las Cruces): Caliche’s Frozen Custard

Nevada (Las Vegas): The Paleta Bar

New York (Brooklyn): The Social

Ohio (Cleveland): Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

Oklahoma (Tulsa): Rose Rock Microcreamery

Oregon (Bend): Bontà Natural Artisan Gelato

Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh): Treat – Ice Cream and Liege Waffles

Rhode Island (Providence): Tricycle Ice Cream

Melt, Ariana L., Connie’s Frozen Custard, Anh L., Blacksmith Ice Cream, Amber C., Melon Seed Deli & Frozen Yogurt, Nhu N.

South Carolina (Myrtle Beach): Melt

South Dakota (Spearfish): Leones’ Creamery

Tennessee (Knoxville): Cruze Farm Ice Cream Downtown

Texas (Houston): Connie’s Frozen Custard

Utah (Bountiful): Blacksmith Ice Cream

Virginia (Centreville): Bôn Tea House

Vermont (Burlington): Shy Guy Gelato

Washington (Tacoma): Melon Seed Deli & Frozen Yogurt

Wisconsin (Greenfield): Kopp’s Frozen Custard

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

Wyoming (Jackson): Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream 

Passione Gelato, Angel C., COWS, Stephanie A., Nani’s Gelato, Amabel S., Ca Lem, Mike C.


Alberta (Calgary): Village Ice Cream

British Columbia (Vancouver): Passione Gelato 

Ontario (Toronto): Nani’s Gelato

Prince Edward Island Charlottetown: Cows

Quebec (Montréal): Ca Lem