I have to admit that when it comes to ice cream, I am fairly powerless.Â I think that when you find the right brand and the right flavor, it is pure bliss.Â And while I have done my part to explore as many undiscovered gems as possible during my travels, there is still much work to be done.Â Fortunately for me, this is a hunt that will last as long as I can lift a spoon to my lips â€“ and that is pretty encouraging.
When recently searching for â€œbest ice creamâ€ in Google (part of my regular due diligence), a year-old article from Forbes Traveler came up as the top hit.Â I perused this document with much interest.Â The article references a number of places, some of which I have heard.Â Among them:
San Francisco: Bi-Rite Creamery
Santa Barbara: McConnellâ€™s Fine Ice Creams
Wisconsin: Sibbyâ€™s Organic Zone Ice Cream
Boulder: Glacier Homemade Ice Cream
I have been familiar with Graeterâ€™s for a while, and have always been interested.Â Â McConnellâ€™s is no stranger to my supermarket aisle.Â The others are clearly more regional, and thus do not ring any bells.Â
I know there are more treasures out there, and my aim is to try something new and delicious.Â What I propose is to either order from one of the above vendors, or from a place recommended by a reader who seems particularity passionate. I will then chronicle my findings here.Â The product does not have to be â€˜ice creamâ€™ per se, as I would happily embrace frozen custard, gelato, or any other cold dairy treat.Â I do not discriminate, except on quality.Â It also has to be shippable.
Let the great ice cream chase begin!Â I await your recomendations…
H/t to Forbes Traveler for the top picture.