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America’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Best Ice Cream Shops
Scooper Chris Rossi of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (Photo: Mario Camilo)

Nothing says summer—or vacation—like a cold cone on a hot day. We asked editors and readers for their favorite scoops from shops, shacks, and trucks around the country and came up with this lip-smacking list. But in a country with so much amazing ice cream, we couldn’t cover everyone’s top picks. So please, add your unique favorites in the comments section!

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