Is there anything better than ice cream on a Summer day? Doubt it. While we love making our own at-home frosty delights , there's something about hitting the best ice cream shop in town that makes us feel as giddy as a 5-year-old. In honor of National Ice Cream Month , we're rounding up the most famous ice cream spots in the US. Whether you live in California or New York or anywhere in between, check out the tastiest ice cream shops this country has ever seen. Ready, set, get those spoons ready!
San Francisco doesn't have the warmest Summer, so when there's a line around the block for ice cream even though it's 60 degrees out, you know it has to be good. Nearly everything that goes into the delicious desserts at Bi-Rite Creamery  is made from scratch — with scrumptious flavors like balsamic strawberry and salted caramel, you can tell by the taste and by the crowds.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni Britton Bauer is the skilled James Beard Award winner behind Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams . The lucky folks in Ohio and Tennessee get to regularly enjoy the ice cream chain that's consistently rated as one of the top in the country, although people from all over the US are flocking to flavors like pistachio honey and wildberry lavender.
What's an ice cream roundup without gelato? Capogiro Gelato  in Philadelphia prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients to make the ice cream from scratch daily. Other draws: artisan flavors like pomegranate and Thai coconut milk that are hard to come by anywhere else.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
You can't go to New York City's Chinatown without making a stop at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory . The local landmark is known for putting a twist on the traditional treat and serving scoops of black sesame, Zen butter, and more yumminess for throngs of New Yorkers and out-of-towners.
Gray's Ice Cream
In Tiverton, RI, lies one of the country's most famous ice cream institutions. Since 1923, Gray's Ice Cream  has been drawing crowds of people with mouthwatering sweets that include its famous (rum-based!) frozen pudding ice cream.
Throughout Chicago and much of the Midwest, Oberweis  is the go-to source for top-notch ice cream and all things dairy. Since 1951, it's been selling classic sundaes and sprinkle-covered cones to the delight of both kids and adults.
With all the heat that hits Scottsdale, AZ, a place like Sweet Republic  is a godsend. Flavors like blue cheese with dates are famous around the city, and the shop doesn't just stop at ice cream. Sorbet and ice cream pies round out the menu of tasty treats.
The Creole Creamery
Leave it to The Creole Creamery  in New Orleans to churn out standout flavors seen nowhere else. Jalapeño strawberry cheesecake? Check. No wonder it's considered a must-hit stop even in a city with no shortage of delectable gems.
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
While it's not exactly ice cream, frozen custard makes the list thanks to Ted Drewes Frozen Custard  in St. Louis. Since 1929, it's been dishing out the iconic Missouri treat like nobody's business. A thick, upside-down milkshake in flavors like lemon crumb? Sign us up stat!
Molly Moon's Ice Cream
If you're ever in Seattle, you must make a stop at one of the Molly Moon's Ice Cream  shops. Even though it sells classic flavors like strawberry that you're used to, what makes it stand apart is that its ice cream is made from the freshest — mostly local — fruit.