Ten Best Ice Cream Shops in Broward and Palm Beach

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South Florida, we know heat -- and we know how to beat it. Between air conditioning, swimming pools, a dip in the ocean and all these damn ice cream and serve-yourself fro-yo shops, we've got summer meltdowns covered.

But enough with the trendy, soft-serve yogurt. When you want the real deal, there are plenty of places to turn.

See also:
- Five Best Hot Fudge Sundaes in Broward and Palm Beach
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Icy treats can be traced all the way back to the Persians who would save snow in cold underground chambers until it was hot out and then pour grape juice on it. The Arabs are thought to be the first culture to incorporate cream instead of just frozen water. And the Chinese are credited with the first device that churned the frozen goods into what we would recognize as sorbet or ice cream. It wasn't until the 1500s that ice cream made its way to Europe and the rest of the Western world.

But America has long put its own stamp on ice cream, including the invention of the hot fudge sundae and, more recently, alcoholic ice cream.

From crazy flavors and adult-only scoops, to design-your-own ice cream cookie sandwiches and a sundae that has everything but the kitchen sink; here's our list of Broward and Palm Beach County's favorite spots to get summer's most essential treat, ice cream.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Sloan's

700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sonny's Gelato Cafe

2151 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant

UdderSweets

920 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Yo Mama's Ice Cream

901 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

The Snow Factory

1909 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

Baci Gelati

1029 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

POPS Costa Rica's Creamery

11070 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Michoacana Natural

3881 S. Congress Ave., Lake Worth, FL

Category: Restaurant

Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor Restaurant

128 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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