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.
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, milkshakes, sundaes, floats, banana splits, snacks, Brazilian coffee, and cold drinks.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Narragansett, Rhode Island
In the lovely seaside resort of Narragansett, Brickley's serves up more than 45 delicious flavors, including "Malted Milk Ball," "Chocolate Brownie," and classics like sweet cream, strawberry, and chocolate.
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.
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."