Top Spots: Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day with a scoop in Columbus

Balsamic Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream, shown in this May 21, 2007 photo (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

It’s all about the coco today but we thought, why limit our taste buds to just one flavor? Get out there and grab a holiday cone of whatever you want today! We rounded up your top spots to get a scoops, sundaes, milkshakes and more!

Clown Cone & Confection

This place is perfect for the kids! They have classic candy that you’ll remember and of course delicious ice cream and sherbet! They celebrated 40 years just last week!

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Dairy Hut

The Odyssey calls this little ice cream paradise one of the top 10 ice cream shops to visit this summer! Try a cone, sundae or milkshake and see for yourself!

The Little Ice Cream Shoppe

This family owned ice cream shop is in Hilliard and they’re serving up all your favorites including ICE CREAM PIE… can we skip straight to dessert?

Handel’s

This ice cream is delicious and their story is ADORABLE. It all started when Alice Handle started serving ice cream outside her husband’s gas station in July, 1945. She made it with old fashioned recipes and picked the fruit from her backyard… Now they’re serving over 100 flavors including ‘Coconut Almond Fudge Ripple’ that YOU HAVE TO TRY.

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Food & Wine calls these guys one of the best ice cream spots in the US! Grab a cone or try one of their signature sundaes! This Major League Sundae comes in a baseball cap of your choice!

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Johnson’s Real Ice Cream

After 45 years, Johnson’s Real Ice Cream is still using the original family recipes to make REAL ice cream! You can also enjoy a Johnson’s cone at over 300 restaurants in the country!

Dari Point

This year the Dari Point is all about the Strawberry & Banana twist cone!  Try it out! Out with your pup? They have pup cups available so your dog can enjoy a treat too!

Knights’ Ice Cream

Knight’s Ice Cream is still making ice cream by hand! They have over 50 flavors to choose from and when you find one you can’t get enough of, take a quart home! They keep a wide selection on hand.

Culver’s

Try some frozen custard at Culver’s! They use cold-pressed vanilla and Dutch blend chocolate to make their batches fresh. This restaurant is also famous for their butter burgers!

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Dairy Depot

With 66 years in the ice cream business, these people know what it takes to make the perfect cone or sundae. Looking for desert and dinner? They serve Coney dogs, shredded chicken and more.

Jeni’s Ice Creams

This smooth ice cream comes with NO synthetic flavors, dyes or off-the-shelf mixes.  With over 30 flavors of ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurts the selection may be intimidating. Fear not. Taste testing is unlimited so take your time and leave with the perfect cone.

Whit’s Frozen Custard 

Get your frozen custard on! It’s made fresh everyday starting at 6am! Try their chocolate, vanilla and Whit’s special weekly flavor!

Ye Olde Mill, Utica OH –Velvet Ice Cream

Okay, this one isn’t in Columbus but we’re told it’s worth the drive! More than 150,000 people head to Utica for the famous ice cream every year. They even host the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival.

Americans are the number one ice cream consumers in the WORLD so get out there and do what we do best. EAT ICE CREAM.

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