Where in the world sells the best ice-cream?

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  1. tiginban profile image57
    tiginbanposted 8 years ago

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

    1. double_frick profile image60
      double_frickposted 8 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 8 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 image74
      lilian_sgposted 8 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 image66
      jacobkuttytaposted 8 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 image73
    tim-timposted 8 years ago

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

  3. Emme West profile image51
    Emme Westposted 8 years ago

    Definitely Venice Italy. I had the best Gelato there!

    1. profile image43
      GrillMan10posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

  4. sooner than later profile image54
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

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

  5. 2uesday profile image79
    2uesdayposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yummy great

  6. Anath profile image69
    Anathposted 8 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 image55
    Cheri Schultzposted 8 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 image55
    Cheri Schultzposted 8 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 image53
      dejajolieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  9. Sufidreamer profile image83
    Sufidreamerposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

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

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 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 image97
    Amanda Severnposted 8 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 8 years ago

    actually lidle sell lovely ice cream and it is cheap

  13. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 8 years ago

    Italy without doubt.

  14. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

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

    1. blue dog profile image68
      blue dogposted 8 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 image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

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

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. manlypoetryman profile image76
        manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're right as eain! Great ice cream!

  16. travelespresso profile image80
    travelespressoposted 8 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 image59
    topgunjagerposted 8 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 8 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 image81
        Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Baskin-Robbins makes my favorite chocolate chip ice cream.

  18. Jewels profile image84
    Jewelsposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

      Moscow, Russia

      1. Wendi M profile image81
        Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Would you mind sending some over to New Hampshire?

  19. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 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 image73
    apricotposted 8 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 image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes puleeeeeze!!!! thank you!

      1. apricot profile image73
        apricotposted 8 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 image97
          Amanda Severnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

          1. apricot profile image73
            apricotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

            1. Amanda Severn profile image97
              Amanda Severnposted 8 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 image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

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

  22. profile image44
    sheepheadposted 8 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 8 years ago

    US, Ben and Jerrys

  24. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 8 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 image84
    Paradise7posted 8 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 image84
    Paradise7posted 8 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 image73
      apricotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  27. apricot profile image73
    apricotposted 8 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 image71
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Moscow, Russia smile

  29. Ollie Kahn Fan profile image37
    Ollie Kahn Fanposted 8 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 8 years ago

    Milan, Italy.

  31. tappetovolante profile image52
    tappetovolanteposted 8 years ago

    The best gelato is Grom in Italy!

  32. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 8 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 image59
    LRobbinsposted 8 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 image80
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

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

  35. Amuriel Hight profile image59
    Amuriel Hightposted 8 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 image59
    Larry Geeposted 8 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 8 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 image68
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 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 image52
      troselandposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my wife went to PSU

  39. troseland profile image52
    troselandposted 8 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 image55
    Curious Jenposted 8 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 image81
    Wendi Mposted 8 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 8 years ago

    Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta, Maine! Yummy!

    1. Wendi M profile image81
      Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. profile image0
        Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  43. livelonger profile image93
    livelongerposted 8 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 image81
    Wendi Mposted 8 years ago

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

    Sorry about the spelling.

    1. profile image0
      Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No biggie. And yes, it is. big_smile

      1. Wendi M profile image81
        Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. profile image0
          Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

          1. Wendi M profile image81
            Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

            1. profile image0
              Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Did you guys get hammered in this last storm?

              1. Wendi M profile image81
                Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

                1. profile image0
                  Denno66posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

                  1. Wendi M profile image81
                    Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    I heard.  We have a friend in Houlton.

  45. maharg1956 profile image74
    maharg1956posted 8 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 image71
    saltposted 8 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 8 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 image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL!

  49. thekidandblue profile image53
    thekidandblueposted 8 years ago

    There is a Gelateria in Camden Town which is rather nice

  50. Has_aWayWithWords profile image62
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 8 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 8 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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