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Saturday, July 15, 2017
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More than 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan made what some ice cream lovers consider one his best decisions ever as President, designating July as National Ice Cream Month.
Reagan called for Americans to celebrate National Ice Cream month with "ceremonies and activities," noting that ice cream is enjoyed by more than 90 percent of the nation's population.
So in order to help you celebrate National Ice Cream month, the slideshow below has 20 great places to get ice cream in Rhode Island.
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775 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston
Sundaes has served thousands of ice cream loving customers over their more than 30 year in business in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
You can order hard ice cream, soft ice cream or an ice cream sandwich and much more.
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141 Bay St, Westerly, RI 02891
For Rhode Islanders in Westerly, it would not be summer without ice cream from St. Clair Annex. This small family-owned restaurant and ice cream parlor has been a fixture in the village of Watch Hill for almost 70 years.
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16 E Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878
This is the ice cream place from your childhood dreams. From the look of the stand to the density and flavor of the ice cream, this is old-school heaven. Imagine a rotation of up to 50 flavors all made on site.
There are new flavors all the time, but we enjoy some of the classics like strawberry, maple walnut and classic coffee.
A number of locations around the state of Rhode Island that you can find here.
What is a summer without a trip to Newport Creamery and an Awful Awful? Maybe an Awful Awful and an Ice Cream?
Newport Creamery has been a Rhode Island fixture since 1940 when they began making and serving super premium ice cream at the flagship store in Middletown. Rhode Islanders love the super thick milkshake made with ice milk instead of ice cream.
757 Matunuck Beach Road, Matunuck
Vanilla Bean has been serving ice cream since 1975 and the original one is in Matunuck. The shop opened in 1983.
Be sure to stop over and check out what their feature flavor of the week is and give it a try.
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921 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882
322 Main St, South Kingstown, RI 02879
Brickley’s simply has to be one of the best ice cream shops in the state. Why else would anyone wait in the long lines that form on a hot summer afternoon?
This family-owned Mecca to all things creamy, sweet and delicious is a must-stop before the ride back home from the beach. This is old-fashioned ice cream at its best.
3 E Ferry Wharf, Jamestown, RI 02835
Spinnakers serves homemade super premium ice cream with flavors such as vanilla, french vanilla, chocolate chip and much more. After getting your ice cream, grab a seat out front at the tables with umbrellas, or walk through the shop to the back deck, which has a beautiful view of the harbor.
Spinnakers, a great place to buy and eat ice cream.
496 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842
When this ice cream stand opens every year on April 1, there's usually a line of customers around the building. Choose from regular ice cream flavors (green mint chip and Crazy Vanilla are our favorites) or try the German Chocolate Cake.
30 Ten Rod Rd. North Kingstown, RI
The Inside Scoop won first place at the 2013 RI Foodfight's Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown and were named an editors choice in Yankee Magazine.
The Inside Scoop offers 64 homemade flavors that you can choose from including Oreo cookie, Banana and Peppermint Stick as well as some classics like Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip and much more.
130 Weldon Way, New Shoreham, RI 02807
Aldo's is well known on Block Island for their restaurant, bakery and ice cream parlor. The homemade ice cream includes locally grown ingredients, and the family also makes their own gelato and frozen yogurt.
So try one of their special's like Birthday Cake or stick with the favorites like chocolate chip or cookie dough.
Can't go wrong either way.
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