The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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List Criteria: U.S. stores that sell ice cream, yogurt, or gelato to be eaten on the premise

This ice cream shop names list includes the best and most popular ice cream parlors. This list includes parlors that sell traditional hard-packed ice cream, as well as those that sell soft-serve, gelato, and even frozen yogurt. A well run ice cream parlor can often even go further by offering milkshakes, ice cream sodas, ice cream shakes, sundaes, and various other frozen treats. Depending on the climate, many parlors close down during snowy winter months. In the United States, ice cream parlors surged in popularity at the beginning of the 1920's as many bars and pubs switched to selling ice cream after alcohol was outlawed.

So what are the best ice cream parlors? What should be at the top of this ice cream franchise list? Well that depends on what of ice cream you like. If you like soft-serve or sandwiches, then your taste will be a lot different from someone who enjoys frozen yogurt or gelato. Regardless, these ice cream brands are serving up excellent sweet treats in their parlors for ice cream lovers of all ages to enjoy.
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    Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Cold Stone Creamery

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    Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Carvel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Carvel

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    Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Swensen's Ice Cream

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    San Francisco Creamery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Twistee Treat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Fentons Creamery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Fentons Creamery

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    Australian Homemade is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Australian Homemade

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    Max and Mina's is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Max and Mina's

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    Newport Creamery is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Newport Creamery

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    Yogen Früz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Yogen Früz

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    Polish Water Ice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Polish Water Ice

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    Mauds Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Maypole Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Maypole Ice Cream

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    Herrell's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Herrell's Ice Cream

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    Leon's Frozen Custard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    G&D's is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    G&D's

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    Frost Gelato Shoppe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Giolitti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    Cows is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

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    High's Dairy Store is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    High's Dairy Store

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    Vic's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Vic's Ice Cream

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    Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

    Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co.

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