We've combed the West for the very best flavor experiences, all worthy of a culinary pilgrimage
Photo by Michael Tamburello
We live in an ice-cream-crazy world. Salted caramel is the new vanilla. Ice cream trucks have gone gourmet. Every cup, cone, shake, and sundae seems to be organic and ultra-local—and we're so glad! One of our favorites, Little Man Ice Cream in Denver (at left) serves up silky ice creams and gelatos in flavors that change daily (some of our favorites: pumpkin chip, Mexican chocolate, and old-fashioned hard-to-find butter pecan). We also like how, on hot days, the front patio turns into a de facto town square—and the fact that for every scoop of ice cream sold, Little Man donates the equivalent weight in rice to a village in Ethiopia or Myanmar, bought from local farmers there.
Explore more outrageously good ice cream shops around the West, too.