I Scream, You Scream, Find Artisan Ice Cream!

Discover the latest trend (we love this trend!) in America’s movement toward better-tasting and more wholesome food.

Artisan Ice Cream

Fabulously delicious and conscientiously produced ice cream options are popping up all over the country. Lucky us!


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From ice cream parlors opting for nothing but hormone-free milk and fresh, seasonal ingredients, to homemade ice creams made right on the farm with milk and cream from heritage breed cows, many of America’s ice cream artists are choosing to put quality and responsibility at the forefront — and the results are mighty tasty!

Find one of these great companies near you to experience for yourself the amazing flavor differences that come from conscientious sourcing and sustainable management. To locate more options near you, visit our customized Artisan Ice Cream Companies map. And send more local suggestions for our map to RealFood@MotherEarthNews.com.

See the numbered map of the companies listed below in the

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1. Mallard Ice Cream
Bellingham, Wash. 

2. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Seattle, Wash.

3. Big Dipper Ice Cream
Missoula, Mont.

4. Mission Hill Creamery
Santa Cruz, Calif.

5. Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery
Pine Grove, Calif.

6. Tahoe Creamery
Minden, Nev.

7. Boulder Ice Cream
Boulder, Colo.

8. Iwig Family Dairy
Tecumseh, Kan.

9. YoLo
Memphis, Tenn.

10. Nice Cream
Chicago, Ill.

11. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Columbus, Ohio

12. Moomers Homemade Ice Cream
Traverse City, Mich.

13. Jake’s Ice Cream
Atlanta, Ga.

14. Loco Pops
Durham, N.C.

15. Woodside Farm Creamery
Hockessin, Del.

16. The Bent Spoon
Princeton, N.J.

17. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
New York, N.Y.

18. Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Bar Harbor, Maine

19. Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream
Fairbanks, Alaska

20. Tropical Dreams
Kamuela, Hawaii

Learn how to make your own fabulous homemade ice cream in A Guide to Making Homemade Ice Cream.