Ice Cream The Best Ice Cream Parlors  

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List Rules 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 1920s 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 company 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 famous ice cream brands and shops are serving up excellent sweet treats in their parlors for ice cream lovers of all ages to enjoy.
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417 195
Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

2
432 207
Dairy Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

3
398 187
Cold Stone Creamery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

4
430 214
Baskin-Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

5
306 152
Häagen-Dazs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

6
229 165
Dippin' Dots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

7
159 153
Culver's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

8
81 62
Steak 'n Shake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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9
78 64
Sonic Drive-In is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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10
106 112
Rita's Italian Ice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

11
139 164
Friendly's is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

12
120 138
Marble Slab Creamery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

13
91 121
Bruster's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

14
110 138
TCBY is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

15
85 130
Carvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

16
47 70
Yogurtland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

17
55 99
Graeter's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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18
92 169
To Pagoto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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19
45 74
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Trea... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

20
44 77
Braum's is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

21
51 91
Swensen's Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

22
47 92
Tastee-Freez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

23
52 94
Penn State University Creamery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

24
55 110
Graeter's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors

25
6 8
Jeni's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ice Cream Parlors
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