I know it's just barely spring, but I'm already thinking about ice cream, gelato, sundaes, and other frozen desserts. Admit it, you've already had your first iced coffee of the season or started daydreaming about your favorite scoop shops to hit this summer.
Here are some of my all-time favorite frozen treats from across America, from vanilla soft serve with maple-pecan-bacon streusel in Chicago to sundaes in Ohio. Chime in with any others I missed.
Vanilla Soft Serve with Maple-Pecan-Bacon Streusel at Xoco (Chicago, IL) »
Popsicles from Las Paletas (Nashville, TN) »
Burnt Caramel Ice Cream at Toscanini's (Cambridge, MA) »
Grapenut or Coffee Ice Cream from Gray's (Tiverton, RI) »
Insane Sundaes from DBGB (New York, NY) »
Luxxe Coffee Ice Cream from Sweet Rose Creamery (Los Angeles, CA) »
Gelato at Capogiro (Philadelphia, PA) »
Frozen Cafe au Lait from Morning Call (Metairie, LA) »
Frozen Banana at Bent Spoon (Princeton, NJ) »
Sundae from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (Columbus, OH) »
Butter Pecan Frozen Custard from Leon's (Milwaukee, WI) »
Foie Gras Profiteroles from Le Pigeon (Portland, OR) »
It's-It's Ice Cream Sandwiches (Northern California) »
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