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Chocolate Smoked Sea Salt Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe

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West Coast

San Francisco, CA

Humphry Slocombe

“They push me out of my comfort zone and surprise me with the deliciousness!” says pastry chef Caitlin Freeman. Running the full gamut of unique flavors like Beet or Foie, or Elvis The Fat Years, Kim Malek of Salt & Straw says it is one of her favorite places in the country. “They’re not afraid to try something” she says. “They’ll do a prosciutto ice cream, where they actually soak the bone to get the flavor into the ice cream.”

2790 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

T: 1.415.550.6971 |

Sweet Rose Creamery Bacon Sliders

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Los Angeles, CA

Sweet Rose Creamery

Small batch house-made ice cream using organic milk and cream, no stabilizers or ice cream bases. They also make their toppings, cones, sauces and ice cream sandwiches from scratch daily. Pasty chef Jamie Cantor of Plantine Cookies will go out of her way to get her favorite flavor, “I’ll make an excuse to drive here if they have Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream on the menu that day.”

225 26th Street #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402

T: 1.310.260.2663 |


Salt & Straw

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Portland, OR

Salt & Straw

Inventive savory and sweet farm-to-cone ice cream. They collaborate with local chefs to create bold flavors. Chocolate maker David Briggs of Xocalatl de David loves both their Olive Oil and their Red Velvet Cake ice creams, “It’s a cream cheese ice cream with red velvet cake swirls and it’s delicious.”

3345 SE Division Street, Portland, OR | T: 1.503.208.2054

2035 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR | T: 1.503.208.3867

838 NW 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR | T: 1.971.271.8168

Pushcart | 330 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR


Ice Cream Sandwiches from Coolhaus

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Austin, TX

Coolhaus Ice Cream

Local chef Paul Qui of Qui is a fan of their ice cream sandwiches sold from a food truck. The name pays homage to the Bauhaus modernist design movement and architect Rem Koolhouse.

East Coast

Ample Hills Creamery  Flavors: Creamy Cyclone, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Hazelnut

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Brooklyn, NY

Ample Hills Creamery

Small batch, all-natural artisanal ice cream. Candy maker Liz Gutman of Liddabit Sweets says it’s worth the hype, “All of their flavors that I’ve tried are outstanding, but the Salted Crack Caramel is really special.”

623 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

T: 1.347.240.3926 |

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

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New York, NY

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Recommended by ice cream sandwich maker Julian Plyter of Melt Bakery and spice master Lior Lev Sercarz. Chef Sercarz likes their seasonality, “If the mangoes are ripe, there’s great mango ice cream. You come the next week, and there’s none.”

188 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

T: 1.212.343.9922 |

SoCo Creamery

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Great Barrington, MA

SoCo Creamery

Family-owned mico-creamery in the Berkshires. Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill says it’s almost like gelato, “They make small-batch handcrafted ice cream with pure flavors and amazing texture. My favorite flavors are dirty chocolate, cider donut, and salted caramel.”

5 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230

T: 1.413.528.9420 |

Franklin Fountain

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Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Fountain

Ye olde ice cream parlor run by ye not so olde brothers Ryan and Eric Berley and pastry chef Sara May. Bartender Al Sotack of the Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company cocktail bar says, “It’s a turn of the century style soda fountain. They do for soda and ice cream what we do for cocktails, making everything from scratch.”

116 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

T: 1.215.627.1899 |


Roots Ice Cream

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Charleston, SC

Roots Ice Cream

Gourmet ice cream made with local and seasonal ingredients and sold at various farmers markets. Bartender Jackson Holland of The Cocktail Club gets his cool fix on Saturday mornings at the Marion Square farmers market, “They use vegetables and herbs and stuff that you wouldn’t expect in an ice cream.”

Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays

Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29405

T: 1.919.413.5485 |

The many flavors of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Nashville, TN + Ohio

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid is the answer to an ice cream lover’s ultimate fantasy. They combine farm fresh milk and cream from grass-eating cows with inventive flavors that range from Absinthe to Guava to Whiskey & Pecans. Kim Malek loves Jeni’s, “I think she does a phenomenal job. Her flavors are so fun and I like how she approaches developing her products.”

1892 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206

T: 1.615.262.8611 |

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