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Eat the Best Ice Cream in 21 Eater Cities

From Euro-style gelaterias to liquid nitrogen-powered menus, the land of ice cream gets more exciting by the day

Red velvet cupcake ice cream in a red velvet cone from Cupcake Royale in Seattle, WE
Red velvet cupcake ice cream in a red velvet cone from Cupcake Royale in Seattle, WE
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Late-night gelato in New Orleans. Mini ice cream flights in San Diego. A classic scoop of Madagascar bourbon vanilla on the hot streets of Nashville. The age-old combination of frozen milk and sugar knows no boundaries, and — since summer's looming — Eater takes a trip around the continent to share the best of the best across the land.

There's Chicago's new Parisian import Amorino, where they'll scoop your gelato into the shape of a rose. In Dallas, Howdy Homemade cranks out original flavors like Dr. Pepper chocolate chip and fruit punch. Meanwhile, liquid nitrogen ice cream is picking up pace. See the new Spun Ice Cream in Austin, which offers the likes of chai ice cream with brown butter powder. See also Miami's ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream, where options like chocolate with gummy bears and peanut butter with bananas are displayed on a periodic table of elements. So yeah, the general ice cream situation right now is anything but dull.

Dying for something cool and sweet? Find your city of interest below and click through to learn about your top bets.