Sweet Spots: A Tour of Annapolis Ice Cream Shops

There are few things better than wandering the streets of a historic, waterside town with a scoop of ice cream in hand. But with so many different shops to choose from, each calling themselves the best, it can be hard to know which one to pick. While there’s no harm in trying them all, we narrowed down our top three favorites to help you pick the perfect scoop.

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1. Annapolis Ice Cream Company

This local favorite has been voted the best in Annapolis for 18 years in a row for good reason. Their premium ice cream is made in house with only the finest ingredients, served in a bright, fun environment. Their signature penguins are always entertaining, and they offer to-go pints – perfect for taking back to your FLOHOM. Serving guests? Order one of their delicious ice cream cakes!

Favorite flavor: Funfetti Cheesecake

196 Main St.
Open Sun – Thur: 12p-8p | Fri & Sat: 12p-10p

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2. The Red Bean

Part coffee shop, part ice cream parlor, part art gallery, Red Bean is a unique experience with inventive, custom flavors. Their artisanal ice creams and industrial decor set them apart from every other shop in the city, along with their hand-swirled flavors. Offered seasonally, their affogatos are a wonderful pick-me-up or digestif.

Favorite flavor: Raspberry brownie

220 Main St.
Open Tue – Sat: 9a-10p | Sun: 9a-5p

Image courtesy of Storm Bros.

3. Storm Bros.

 Storm Bros has been a part of the downtown Annapolis community since 1976, and is a favorite among many locals. If you’re a fan of soft serve and flurries, be sure to add this family shop to your list of destinations. Their waterfront view also makes it a great place to grab a scoop and enjoy the Ego Alley.

Favorite flavor: Moose tracks

130 Dock St.
Open Mon – Thur: 11a-9p | Fri – Sun: 11a-10p

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