American Made Ice Cream We Love, By Region

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July is National Ice Cream Month! Let’s celebrate across America. We found the USA’s best ice cream flavors by brand from all across the country. Don’t miss USA Love List‘s list of American made ice cream we love, by region. Did we find your favorite?

Northeast

Ample Hills Creamery Ooey Gooey Butter Cake is a base of creamy vanilla ice cream with hunks of St. Louis-style Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. Let me tell you, they do not skimp on the chunks of cake. The chunks are both large and plentiful making each bite filled with chewy, buttery, sweet goodness. If you are a lover of butter cake and ice cream, your dreams have been answered. The pint will be difficult to put down.

Ample Hills Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream Reviewed

Coolhaus Balsamic Fig and Mascarpone is a unique ice cream flavor with a tangy, lightly sweetened, and creamy mascarpone-based ice cream mixed with California figs for the perfect added chewiness, and a burst of sweetness and finished with a balsamic glaze to add a more intense tang and sweetness to accompany the mascarpone and fig. It’s a winner in our book. The brand makes its ice cream in New York City, and Los Angeles.

Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Coolhaus Balsamic Fig and Mascarpone

Gifford’s Grapenut Ice Cream is a New England favorite. Yes, it’s like Grape-Nuts, the cereal. If you have ever been to New England, you’ve surely seen it listed at the local ice creamery. The grape-nuts offer a crunchy texture that is not often found in ice cream – it’s a welcomed one in this case.  Gifford’s is a regional brand operating in Maine.

Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Giffords Grapenuts

Steve’s Ice Cream Brooklyn Blackout this is the best kind of ménage à trois: milk chocolate ice cream, Ovenly chocolate stout cake pieces and dark chocolate pudding. If that doesn’t make you salivate, there might be something wrong. I’m not even a huge chocolate fan, but this ice cream has so many textures, you won’t put the spoon down until it’s gone.

Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Steves BKLN Blackout

Steve’s Cold Brew Cinnamon Coffee because we couldn’t just pick one.  I rarely, if ever, pick coffee ice cream, but this had me going back for more. Steve’s Cold Brew Cinnamon Coffee is a non-dairy flavor made with coconut cream, but you would never know it, if I hadn’t told you. The texture is amazingly creamy and the flavor is heavenly. Steve’s uses Grady’s cold brew – another Brooklyn edible delight.

Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Steves Cold-Brew Cinnamon Coffee

South

Honeysuckle Gelato Bourbon Pecan is a sweet marriage between two southern classics – bourbon and pecans. These ingredients are nicely mixed into a vanilla gelato, and swirled with caramel. It’s the perfect spiked ice cream; you can really taste the bourbon. The gelato is handmade in Honeysuckle’s Atlanta, Georgia facility.

Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Honeysuckle Gelato Bourbon PecanIce Cream We Love, By Region, Including Honeysuckle Gelato Bourbon Pecan

Midwest

Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, oh, my, goodness. You’ll say the same when you try it. I already love black raspberry ice cream, and this is the best I’ve ever tried. The berry flavor is so true, and the chocolate is shaved just the right way so that it melts in your mouth. Graeter’s ice cream itself is so rich and creamy, and it’s no wonder because the first ingredient is cream. The company sources its cream and milk from Ohio dairies, which certify that they are free of artificial growth hormones. The ice cream is made in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Graeters Blackberry Chocolate Chip
Sanders Bumpy Cake Ice Cream is a buttercream flavored ice cream made with ribbons of their famous hot fudge and spoonfuls of their beloved chocolate and buttercream Bumpy Cake. Sanders Ice Cream is made by Stroh’s, also a Michigan tradition.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Sanders Bumpy Cake

Northwest

You’ve never had chocolate ice cream until you’ve tried Chocotál Kalimantan. Here’s a little geography lesson – Kalimantan is an island of Borneo. It’s okay, I didn’t know that before I ate it either. The island produces cacao beans that are dark, intense, and pure, making for an exquisite chocolate ice cream. The flavors from the beans are what makes this ice cream stand out. Choctál ice creams are made from single-origin ingredients—one variety of cacao or vanilla, harvested from a single region. Chocotál makes its ice cream in Pasadena, California.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Chocotal Kalimantan Chocolate
Ciao Bella Sicilian Pistachio Gelato  is made with roasted and salted pistachios, and none of the fake green coloring. Unlike many pistachio ice creams, Ciao Bella’s gelato has actual pistachios in it. It makes for the perfect crunch, texture, and flavor. Ciao Bella makes its gelato in Oregon.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Ciao Bella PistachioIce Cream We Love, By Region, Including Ciao Bella Pistachio
Believe the hype. I really wasn’t sure what the expect when I tried Halo Top for the first time. It’s 240 calories, 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat and and 4g* of sugar…in the ENTIRE container. How could it possibly be good, right? I was willing to try it, and boy, was I pleasantly surprised. The flavor and texture of Halo Top. It’s like you’re eating a mix of pudding and ice cream. {As it states on the container, you have to let is sit out to get to the right consistency, but it’s well worth the wait.} The flavors are bright and true. The lemon cake was my favorite because it’s so refreshing, and perfect for summer!
Halo Top Lemon Cake Protein Ice Cream Reviewed
Magnolia Mango is rich, creamy, and tastes just like you’re eating a mango. Unlike some other brands, its not cloyingly sweet or fake tasting. Magnolia makes its ice cream in Pittsburgh, California.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Magnolia Mango
Don’t say ew. Salt + Straw Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero I know you just said, “Ew!”. That’s what everyone said BEFORE they tried it. This flavor is really the perfect mix of flavors – tangy, sweet, and spicy. The goat cheese offers a creamy, tangy taste, while the sweetness of marionberry and heat of the habanero are a delicate end on your tastebuds. Salt & Straw makes its ice cream out of Portland and Los Angeles.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Salt and Straw Goat Cheese, Marionberry Habenero
Tillamook Marionberry Pie Ice Cream is the bestway to eat pie and ice cream. The ice cream is rich and creamy because its made with cream. I love berry pie, so having it in my ice cream is perfect. Tillamook makes its ice cream in Tillamook, Oregon.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Tillamook Marionberry Pie
  Three Twins Cookies & Cream takes it to another level. This isn’t a boring vanilla ice cream with cookies that offer a bad mouth feel.  The ice cream is made with all organic ingredients including, milk, cream, evaporated cane juice, cookies, egg yolks, nonfat milk, and vanilla extract. You’ll want to find all the hidden cookies. They use just the right amount of them too. Three Twins ice cream is made in Petaluma, California.
Ice Cream We Love, By Region, Including Three Twins Cookies and Cream via USALoveList.com
Want to try creating your own American made ice cream? We have recipes for vanilla caramel swirl and chocolate chocolate chip ice cream in our article Homemade Ice Cream | No Machine Needed.
Caramel vanilla ice cream recipe | No ice cream machine needed!
The Best Ice Cream By Region via USALoveList.com

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Post by Jill Homiak

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Comments

  1. I’ve gotta give it to the state of Oregon!!! Tillamook is so creamy and decadent!! Loved the Marionberry Pie and Black cherry!! To die for! Salt + Straw’s rhubarb pie was BALLER and their goat cheese marionberry habañero is the most complex and interesting ice cream I’ve had in my life! And everyone who tried it agreed.

  2. Oh my, this would be worth a big road trip! I am loving the idea of the Tillamook Marionberry Pie Ice Cream. I love Tillamook for its cheese, so I would imagine the cream they use for their ice cream would be amazing!

  3. I can genuinely say that I have never eaten such a delicious ice cream as Graether’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. It is obscenely tasty. Intensely rich flavors, excellent quality dark chocolate. Drove around Brooklyn one night for hours trying to find it!

  4. Tillamook is the best!!!

  5. ellen beck says:

    I live in the Midwest and have seen and tried the Sanders ice cream and it really is quite good. My husband is aan ice cream fiend and he would go wild to try all of them.

  6. Jennifer Essad says:

    out of all the brands you tried we’ve only had the Sander’s brand, I believe Stroh’s was making it when we lived in Michigan. Our family loves ice cream and I purchase often, cookie dough is the fave for my hubby & son, my daughter goes for more fruit blends and coffee while I like the banana and cheesecake versions

  7. I’d love to try Steve’s that in my region, and some of the others, too, I did not know they are made in the USA – I know I really need a good reason to treat myself and the gang to some ice cream – what could be better than this!

  8. Woodside Farms in Delaware is the best!
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  9. I love ice cream. Some of these look really tasty too!

  10. I love milk chocolate ice cream

  11. I would be happy with any of these brands or flavors of ice cream. I would be very interested in the Steve’s Cold Brew Cinnamon Coffee .

  12. These all sound amazing. I love all the new ice creams in the market. So many flavors, so little time.

  13. The Steve’s Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee non-dairy frozen dessert made with coconut cream sounds really interesting. I’m trying to cut back on dairy and this sounds like it would be a nice alternative to regular ice cream.

    I really like ice cream and gelato, but the ice creams and gelati sold at the grocery stores aren’t very good and the flavors are boring. The stuff sold in grocery stores tends to be too sweet and syrupy, not creamy, and with lots of ice crystals in it. I would love to try any of the products mentioned in the article above. Wish they were available in my local area.

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