Nothing says summer like a big cone of ice cream and on our recent travels, we’ve come across some of the best. From farm fresh in Little Rock and rural Maryland to signature flavors in Savannah, check out these top places to indulge in good old fashioned ice cream.
#1 Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock, Arkansas
In The Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain in the SoMa neighborhood in Little Rock Arkansas, Loblolly Creamery brings a taste of Arkansas to locals and travelers. This sweet treat is handcrafted using fresh products from local farmers, and with flavors like Campfire S’mores and Blackberry Sweet Corn, you’re in for a tasty, memorable scoop. In fact, Loblolly’s buttermilk berry crumble flavor was recently touted as one of the best by Saveur magazine. So belly up to the Lippincott marble bar and order a scoop or two!
#2 Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, Georgia
If you like ice cream, you’ll love stopping by Leopold’s Ice Cream Shop in Savannah, Georgia, where regular and seasonal flavors have delighted visitors since 1919. Enjoy the usual flavors like Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip or try something a little unusual, like Tutti Frutti or Chocolate Chewies and Cream. This old-fashioned style ice cream parlor is a fun place to bring the whole family for dessert. It will certainly bring you back.
#3 Sweet Cream Company in Columbia, South Carolina
In South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, Sweet Cream Company uses local ingredients to make a variety of exclusive, handcrafted flavors. Plum fennel, black sesame ginger, black currant and grapefruit rosemary are just a few, but for something truly different ask for Secret Handshake Flavor, which changes according to what’s freshest and in season.
#4 Chesapeake Bay Farms in Pocomoke, Maryland
About a 40 minute drive from Assateague Island and Ocean City in rural Maryland, you can visit a dairy farm for the freshest ice cream we’ve ever discovered. Chesapeake Bay Farms makes ice cream from cow to cone. The whole family can enjoying touring the farm and seeing the cows, horses and beyond, before stepping inside their shop for ice cream. Princess Pink (a favorite for kids), blueberry crunch, mint chocolate chip and even an adult’s coffee beans and cream are just some of the flavors, which you can enjoy inside or in a rocking chair on the porch outdoors.
#5 Farson Mercantile in Farson, Wyoming
Go big or go home on your next road trip through Wyoming by making sure to make a stop at the “Home of the Big Cone.” We hit it on our drive along N US Highway 191 in Farson between Pinedale and Saratoga and were not disappointed. The scoops are big, so large in fact that on the hot day we stopped here, we really had to lick quickly to avoid a massive meltdown as we sat outside of this family-run ice cream store. Flavors including Huckleberry, Triple Fruit, Lime Sherbet, Moose Tracks and Cookie’s & Cream delight. If you do get a cone and are not a fast eater, grab a cup and a spoon in case you need to unload in a melting emergency.