06/22/2011 05:12 pm ET Updated Sep 16, 2011

Best Ice Cream Spots In The U.S.

Ice cream shops and parlors across America are offering incredible takes on the quintessential summer dessert. Here, Food & Wine presents 25 of the nation’s best spots for cool, creamy blends—from an artisan’s boundary-pushing flavor combinations to a New England dairy’s superb small batches.

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