Where in the world sells the best ice-cream?

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  1. tiginban profile image60
    tiginbanposted 10 years ago

    I have to say I had some dynamite gelatos in Italy. Is it the best in the world?

    1. double_frick profile image65
      double_frickposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      COSTA RICA
      in quepos, costa rica there is this italian  restaurant named Escalofrio's and they made the very best homemade caramel ice cream, it was even too good to even be compared to ice cream. and my favorite food is probably ice cream...
      but man...its like heaven. ambrosia maybe. big_smile

      1. Monsa profile image59
        Monsaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I spent three months in Costa Rica and never ate ice cream. I love the place guess its an excuse to go back.

    2. lilian_sg profile image72
      lilian_sgposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I liked the coconut ice cream which I ate in Thailand. Not too sure about other flavours though

    3. jacobkuttyta profile image37
      jacobkuttytaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/25/article-0-04A4A16A000005DC-883_468x416.jpg

  2. tim-tim profile image76
    tim-timposted 10 years ago

    I don't know but once I tried the Mitchell's in San Francisco, they are the best!

  3. Emme West profile image60
    Emme Westposted 10 years ago

    Definitely Venice Italy. I had the best Gelato there!

    1. profile image48
      GrillMan10posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

  4. sooner than later profile image59
    sooner than laterposted 10 years ago

    I've always been very pleased with "ben and Jerry's" of many flavors.

  5. 2uesday profile image76
    2uesdayposted 10 years ago

    Italy gets the vote from me. The choice of flavours the taste and texture, even trying to eat it before it melts in the heat is part of the experience.

    Just thinking about Italian ice cream puts me off some of the products that are sold as ice cream here. But Ben and Jerry's is good; if a choice of thirty differnt flavours of Italian ice cream is just a memory.
    If I remember rightly some of the flavours are:

    Spagnola: vanilla with cherries and cherry sauce
    Tiramisu: flavoured like the desert
    Fragola: strawberry
    Zuppa Inglese (which translates to something like English soup)
    which is trifle icecream
    Pistachio: Pistachio nut

    Now the rest I will have to list in English as my abilty to speak or write Italian is pathetic:

    Chocolate,chocolate chip, chocolate and mint, vanilla (though oddly not always available), cream, milk, tutti frutti, raspberry, pineapple,lemon, fruits of the forest,choolate and nut, melon.
    Stand me in front of a display of twenty or thirty ice cream flavours of Italian ice cream and I am like a child in a sweet shop I cannot make up my mind which is my favorite flavour.

    1. profile image0
      shinujohn2008posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yummy great

  6. Anath profile image65
    Anathposted 10 years ago

    The best I've tried has been in Asti (Italy) it was the most delicious violet flavoured ice cream I have ever tasted!

  7. Cheri Schultz profile image56
    Cheri Schultzposted 10 years ago

    I love the ColdStone - its a franchise in the states and it is homemade ice cream with many flavors and very very rich. Yummy

  8. Cheri Schultz profile image56
    Cheri Schultzposted 10 years ago

    I love the ColdStone - its a franchise in the states and it is homemade ice cream with many flavors and very very rich. Yummy

    1. dejajolie profile image61
      dejajolieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      agree... and the best red velvet ice-cream cake.....to die for!

  9. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 10 years ago

    Have to agree with Italy - the best ice-creams I have ever eaten were in Naples. The pizzas are divine, too big_smile

    1. profile image0
      poetlorraineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      definately Italy, there are so many flavours, maybe you can even get a pizza flavoured one

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 years ago

    New Zealand definately has the creamist Ice-cream.
    I think the cows are happier lol smile

    1. earnestshub profile image85
      earnestshubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Australia is good too, we have contented cows. I spoke to a happy one only yesterday! lol

  11. Amanda Severn profile image96
    Amanda Severnposted 10 years ago

    Morroccos on Hove sea front. Dozens of flavours, and all home made by the Italian family who run the restaurant.

  12. profile image0
    poetlorraineposted 10 years ago

    actually lidle sell lovely ice cream and it is cheap

  13. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 10 years ago

    Italy without doubt.

  14. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 years ago

    New Zealand
    Happy dancing cows make creamier milk ( ok they dont dance) smile

    1. blue dog profile image64
      blue dogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yes, ek, another great thing about your country.  their ice cream advertisements are quite suggestive as well.

  15. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 10 years ago

    http://www.tamu.edu/upress/BOOKS/2007/bigmacinerney.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image85
      earnestshubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      We have Blue Bell in Australia... serious ice cream!! smile

      1. manlypoetryman profile image78
        manlypoetrymanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Really? Did not know it made it that far South ! smile

    2. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You're right as eain! Great ice cream!

  16. travelespresso profile image73
    travelespressoposted 10 years ago

    Hello
    The BEST ice-cream in the world comes from New Zealand!!!!  I totally agree with Eaglekiwi.
    I really like the gelato in Italy too but that's not really ice-cream.

  17. topgunjager profile image60
    topgunjagerposted 10 years ago

    The best ice cream can be determined by what strikes your taste best, there is no best ice cream, people have different tastes=)

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      i like Baskin-Robbins (31 flavors). it's ice-cold but creamy with tiny bits of ice in it, and the chocolate ice cream is really dense and not too sweet. man i haven't had ice cream in ages. i just might go get some after this.

      1. Wendi M profile image76
        Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Baskin-Robbins makes my favorite chocolate chip ice cream.

  18. Jewels profile image84
    Jewelsposted 10 years ago

    So far, Italy tops my list.  Denmark isn't too bad either.  I think someone should do a country hop for the best icecream.  Any volunteers?

    1. Karina S. profile image60
      Karina S.posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Moscow, Russia

      1. Wendi M profile image76
        Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Would you mind sending some over to New Hampshire?

  19. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    No worries... I'll get you the Best Ice Cream you've ever tasted... I just have to wait for EagleKiwi's Cows to Stop Dancing! lol

  20. apricot profile image75
    apricotposted 10 years ago

    I'm in Italy and obviously the Italians think their ice cream is the best in the world (but they tend to think that about everything) - I worked in a gelateria and it is nice but I have to say the best for me is the one I make at home - it is scrumpscious - if anyone wants the recipe I'm happy to pass it on...?  (You don't need an ice-cream maker either and it's really quite simple)

    1. earnestshub profile image85
      earnestshubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes puleeeeeze!!!! thank you!

      1. apricot profile image75
        apricotposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Ok!  Just let me think....ingredients:
        cornflour (2 tea spoons), whipping cream (not whippedthough 425 ml),4 egg yolks, brown sugar(150g) and  plain /Greek yogurt (200ml)

        Start by heating the cream on a very low heat and while that's on beat the yolks with the cornflour and the sugar.

        When the cream is just starting to simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the yoke mix (whisking all the time) then (still whisking) pour the whole lot back into the pan and stick it back on the heat (still low and still whisking) and bring it back to a bare simmer - by this time it should be thick and you can pour it in a bowl, cover it with  a cloth (that's not touching the mixture) and let it cool (perhaps try a little bit before you cover it up).

        When it's completely cooled stir in the yogurt (you can sometimes put in less than the quantity shown, you may as well taste it to see what you prefer) then stick the bowl in the freezer (perhaps try a few spoons first) leave it a couple of hours then take it out and stir it well (try a few more spoons) another couple of hours and you stir it again (trying a couple more spoons wouldn't hurt) oh, but by this time it's ready so you may as well just tuck in but leave a couple of spoons for whoever else is in the house (teaspoons of course).

        Phew!  That's it (I could have done a hub perhaps, never mind) It's actually easier than it seems and it is just so scrumpscious!

        1. Amanda Severn profile image96
          Amanda Severnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Please, do a hub! It's easier to find again in a hurry!

          1. apricot profile image75
            apricotposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Can I?  Even if it's already appeared in the forum?

            1. Amanda Severn profile image96
              Amanda Severnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Certainly. I don't know whether it would come up as duplicate content, but I guess if you lay it out differently and change the words a little, it'll probably be fine. Worth a shot, I'd say, especially as it'll get more traffic in a hub.

  21. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    Ditto.... I'll sort the cows out... How would it go with Kiwi fruit? hmm

  22. profile image51
    sheepheadposted 10 years ago

    If you want a real dinkum home made natural flavored ice cream you have to pack your bags and head to the city of Hastings NZ where you will be with out dought treated to the worlds best flavored ice cream that money can buy, the recipe to this ice cream called RUSH MONROE has been a family secret for over 80 years, try it once then forget the rest.
                  cheers   Sheephead

  23. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    US, Ben and Jerrys

  24. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 10 years ago

    Best ice cream is definitely Italy - ones I had in Rome and Naples were real standouts.  I do like the HokeyPokey ice cream in NZ though!

  25. Paradise7 profile image81
    Paradise7posted 10 years ago

    Have only had American ice cream, and English.  I pick American--Edy's.  Great, rich, lovely stuff...if it wasn't headed for winter here, I'd get some and EAT IT!

  26. Paradise7 profile image81
    Paradise7posted 10 years ago

    Apricot you're giving away your secrets!!!  Ice cream secrets, no less.  Don't you keep the recipe in the TOP SECRET folder guarded by soldiers in the Pentagon?

    1. apricot profile image75
      apricotposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha!  I'll be arrested - don't tell anyone!

  27. apricot profile image75
    apricotposted 10 years ago

    Ok!  If anyone's interested, my homemade ice cream recipe is up as a hub with something extra on how to turn it into a lemon meringue ice cream (perhaps not to everyone's taste)
    If any of you try making it, I'd be interested in knowing the results, well, ok, I'd be more interested in eating it myself..

  28. Misha profile image66
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Moscow, Russia smile

  29. Ollie Kahn Fan profile image40
    Ollie Kahn Fanposted 10 years ago

    Rush Monroes in  Hastings New Zealand.  All icecream made on the premises out of local fruit and cream.  Yummmmmmmmmm!

  30. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 10 years ago

    Milan, Italy.

  31. tappetovolante profile image58
    tappetovolanteposted 10 years ago

    The best gelato is Grom in Italy!

  32. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Technically, if we haven't had the opportunity to sample absolutely every ice cream in the world, we aren't in a position to offer an opinion on "best in the world"; and in view of the fact that it's a subjective matter, it isn't possible to come up with a definitive "best ice cream in the world" (any more than it is to come up with a "world's best cup of coffee"). 

    So, the question of which ice cream is the best in the world must remain an elusive, life-long, quest on which the most committed ice-cream-lovers among us must embark.  Oh - such a lofty, noble, and worthy (and often "rocky") road to travel.

  33. LRobbins profile image47
    LRobbinsposted 10 years ago

    I love the thick creamy stuff sold at My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe in Calgary, Canada of all places.  It's close to my house too so that comes in handy smile

  34. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 10 years ago

    Devon, England. It's made with clotted cream, it's devine. smile

  35. Amuriel Hight profile image58
    Amuriel Hightposted 10 years ago

    Ready for this,
    The best icecream in the world comes from a little family owned creamery in Santa Cruz, Ca called Marianne's Fine Icecream. 

    No Joke, if you are ever in California, stop by, you will not be sorry!!

  36. Larry Gee profile image57
    Larry Geeposted 10 years ago

    Fusciardi's on Eastbourne seafront in East Sussex; so much choice and flavours I would never have thought up!

  37. jimmyred profile image60
    jimmyredposted 10 years ago

    Work has just put me up in Lennox Head. It's a tiny place in northern NSW, Australia. Went to satisfy an ice cream craving and tried In The Pink.

    Holy crap. Amazing.

  38. ThoughtfulSpot profile image71
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 10 years ago

    Its a tie.

    Milky Way Farm in Chester Springs, PA

    and

    The Creamery on PSU's main campus in State College, PA

    (And, yes, I have traveled and tried the Ice Cream's of diff't states and countries... I'm just lucky that the best 2 are close to home. smile )

    1. troseland profile image58
      troselandposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      my wife went to PSU

  39. troseland profile image58
    troselandposted 10 years ago

    I would love to post some of these results on my travel blog

    Please feel free to send me your RSS address

    Mine is http://myroadtotravel.com/wp-rss.php

  40. Curious Jen profile image60
    Curious Jenposted 10 years ago

    I am not sure if they sell the best ice cream in the world but White Mountain sells some pretty darn good ice cream.  I know they had a few location in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

  41. Wendi M profile image76
    Wendi Mposted 10 years ago

    There's a place in Prospect CT that makes some incredible ice cream.

    There's also my local favorite, which is Jordan's in Belmont, NH.

    But the best is in my freezer...homemade!

  42. profile image0
    Denno66posted 10 years ago

    Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, Maine! Yummy!

    1. Wendi M profile image76
      Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Where is Daramiscotta?  Is it close to the NH border?

      1. profile image0
        Denno66posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No it's in Mid-Coast Maine just above Boothbay Harbor.

  43. livelonger profile image92
    livelongerposted 10 years ago

    My favorite is Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco. They have really bizarre flavors, like Secret Breakfast (corn flakes & bourbon!) and kumquat/poppyseed.

    Close seconds are Bi-Rite Creamery and Mitchell's, both in San Francisco. Thomas Sweet's in New Jersey was a childhood favorite.

  44. Wendi M profile image76
    Wendi Mposted 10 years ago

    Ohhh...that's a long ride in this weather.

    Sorry about the spelling.

    1. profile image0
      Denno66posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      No biggie. And yes, it is. big_smile

      1. Wendi M profile image76
        Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Could you send some over to the Lakes Region...please????????

        1. profile image0
          Denno66posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Are you by Winnepesaukee or however that's spelled? lol

          1. Wendi M profile image76
            Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Yes I am, right in between Newfound Lake and Winnipesaukee.

            1. profile image0
              Denno66posted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Did you guys get hammered in this last storm?

              1. Wendi M profile image76
                Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                No, surprisingly we only got about 6 inches.  The winds were pretty bad though.

                1. profile image0
                  Denno66posted 10 years agoin reply to this

                  You lucked out; we got close to 15 plus inches.

                  1. Wendi M profile image76
                    Wendi Mposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                    I heard.  We have a friend in Houlton.

  45. maharg1956 profile image68
    maharg1956posted 10 years ago

    Hi Wendi

    maybe you would like to take a look at one of my hub posts which covers just this topic . . . . . . .

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Helsett-farm-Ic … t-Heavenly

  46. salt profile image69
    saltposted 10 years ago

    Australia has great icecream.

    As a child, the bubblegum or licorice were always favorites.

    Now you can buy icecream from gourmet icecream shops everywhere.

    Pistachio is one I love. Red orange and all the others are fantastic..

    The old style chocolate and lemon gelato is yummy too...

    Memories of icecream..yum!

  47. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 10 years ago

    There are a couple places in Saugatuck that have great ice cream. I can't think of the name of the places off hand. But, they have many flavors, and they also make their own fudge.
    It's kind of pricey. But, it's worth it. I think it's called
    Kilwins

    There is a second place in Saugatuck that sells italian ice creams. They have a chocolate ameretto that is awesome, and a peanut butter rum swirl. Yummy! They also have every kind of Jam that you can think of, and dozens of different kinds of Dips. It's called the wooden spoon.

    Saugatuck is a big tourist town, and it is very artsy. Several
    galleries, lots of unique shops, and there is something going on almost every summer weekend. the town is small, but you might
    find 5,000 people walking the streets on a saturday afternoon.
    Especially in July.

  48. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 10 years ago

    Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL!

  49. thekidandblue profile image61
    thekidandblueposted 10 years ago

    There is a Gelateria in Camden Town which is rather nice

  50. Has_aWayWithWords profile image64
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 10 years ago

    There are many places in Michigan where Brian is at but some of the best of ANY sweets I ever had was in Mackinac   I think that is spelled right although many won't know how to pronounce it  lol

    As for where I will always remember as the best ice cream is a place called Tom's in Zanesville Ohio, used to be a little diner on one side and old fashioned ice cream parlor on the other. Not even sure if it is still there.

    1. brimancandy profile image78
      brimancandyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are right about Mackinac (It's pronounced Mack-a-naw)
      I think that the Ice cream and fudge at Kilwins in Saugatuck
      is about the same at what is up at Mackinac. The only difference is, you have to pay to ride the Ferry to the Island. and it is probably 50 percent more expensive.
      And, we won't even talk about waiting to get ice cream there. The Crowds on mackinaw can be compared to Disney. As in aweful!

      And, don't even think about walking on the porch of the Grand
      Hotel. If you are not a guest, or well dressed. They will send someone out to read you the riot act. It's 90 degrees and you want me to wear what?

     
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