We All Scream for America's Top 10 Ice Cream Shops

TripAdvisor names popular picks

TripAdvisor compiled its annual list of America's favorite ice cream parlors based on reviews from its readers. Lovers of this creamy treat should take note that nine of the top 10 picks are on the East Coast.

Looking for a sweet way to celebrate? Treat the kids to a scoop or a cone if you find yourself in one of these destinations. 

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    Harborwalk Scoops & Bites - TripAdvisor No. 1 Ice Cream Parlor
    ••• Harborwalk Scoops & Bites

    Punta Gorda, Florida 
    Delicious treats and a stellar location on the pier are on order at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites, which serves up offers ice cream cones and cups, milk shakes, sundaes, floats, banana splits, snacks, Brazilian coffee and cold drinks.

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    Bellevale Farms Creamery - No. 2 TripAdvisor Ice Cream Parlor
    ••• Bellevale Farms Creamery

    Warwick, New York
    Since 1819, this dairy farm and creamery in New York's bucolic Warwick Valley has churned out delicious ice cream, with 50 flavors ranging from the basic vanilla and chocolate to creative combos like "Into the Stix," French custard ice cream with Twix candy bar pieces.

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    Findlay, Ohio
    If you should find yourself in Findlay, 46 miles south of Toledo and 62 miles southwest of Sandusky, this old-fashioned parlor has been wowing crowds for generations.

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    McConnell's Fine Ice Creams - Top 10 TripAdvisor Ice Cream
    ••• McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

    Santa Barbara, Callifornia
    Are you an ice cream connoisseur? Founded in 1949, McConnell's is known for its preservative-free artisanal flavors, like "Sea Salt Cream and Cookies" and "Toasted Coconut Almond Chip."

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    Scottish Highland Creamery - Top TripAdvisor Ice Cream
    ••• Scottish Highland Creamery

    Oxford, Maryland
    Located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, this local favorite is owned by a Scottish expat who offers 600 flavors including double Belgian chocolate, dulce de leche, and tiramisu.

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    Chincoteague Island, Virginia
    This Chesapeake sweet spot has been serving up luscious scoops of goodness in its homemade waffle cones since 1975. The delicious ice cream is made on-site in small batches, with over 30 flavors available on a typical day.

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    ••• Martha's Dandee Creme

    Queensbury, New York
    In the Lake George region of the Adirondacks, a stone's throw from the Six Flags Great Escape theme park, this roadside favorite offers signature soft serve with flavors that include Banana Chocolate Twist, Pistachio, and Black Raspberry.

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    Brickley's Ice Cream - Top TripAdvisor Ice Cream
    ••• Brickley's Ice Cream

    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    In the lovely seaside resort of Narragansett, Brickley's srves up more than 45 delicious flavors, including "Malted Milk Ball," "Chocolate Brownie," and classics like sweet cream, strawberry and chocolate.

     

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    Hockessin, Delaware
    Just 10 miles northwest of Wilmington, this ice cream shop delights kids with flavors such as Dirt, which includes crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, and Motor Oil, which is coffee ice cream mixed with green-colored caramel and fudge swirl. 

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    Brown Dog Ice Cream - Top TripAdvisor Ice Cream
    ••• Brown Dog Ice Cream

    Cape Charles, Virginia
    You'll find this Chesapeake Bay favorite on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The roster of scrumptious flavors includes "Blueberry Lavender," "Mocha Scotch Chip," and "Poncho Verde."