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Now that the hot days of summer are here, you need to know where to take your family for the best ice cream Annapolis has to offer. According to TripAdvisor, these five shops serve up the best ice cream of the city, with each location scoring at least 4 out of 5 stars. Click on each store for more information.

#5 – The Red Bean

220 Main Street, Annapolis

(410) 263-1700

The Red Bean is “a bold and innovative ice cream shop and coffeehouse.” Located in the heart of Annapolis, The Red Bean serves premium ice cream made fresh from locally sourced dairy, which you can choose to top with their in-house handcrafted syrups and sauces made fresh daily.

#4 – Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

1409 Forest Drive, Annapolis

(410) 295-0025

“A Scoop Above the Rest”, Bruster’s serves up superior ice cream in premium flavors and handmade artisan desserts. They pride themselves on using “only the freshest, finest ingredients” that they can find, including cream sourced from from dairy farms in Pennsylvania.

#3 – Storm Brothers Ice Cream Factory

130 Dock Street, Annapolis

(410) 263-3376

Storm Brothers “have been stealing the hearts of ice cream lovers in Annapolis” since 1979. Thomas and Sveinn Storm began their ice cream entrepreneurial careers soon after high school. For 38 years they have been serving high-quality ice cream at “neighborhood prices”, making Storm Bros. a popular stop for both Annapolitans and tourists. They take cash only for faster service.

#2 – Kilwins

128 Main Street, Annapolis

(410) 263-2601

Since 2007, founders Nick and Molly and the Kilwins team have provided ice cream and fun to both locals and visitors to Annapolis. Located downtown, they pride themselves on their friendly service and the world’s best fudge and Original Recipe ice cream.

#1 – Annapolis Ice Cream Company

196 Main Street, Annapolis

(443) 482-3895

After many hard years of research, including eating ice cream, Walter and Nancy Giera opened their store in 2004 and began serving “their homemade, high-quality, super-premium gourmet ice creams.” Annapolis Ice Cream Company has been voted “Best of Annapolis” by its customers for 11 consecutive years. They are also vegetarian friendly.

Your Inn Near the Flavors

Great ice cream is very near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.

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