National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is June 7th, and for those of us with a sweet tooth, we can't wait! There are so many wonderful places to grab a delicious cone, sundae, or milkshake in Stark and Summit counties that it's impossible to choose just one. Instead, our real estate agents have put together a list of six favorites.
- Almost Heaven Ice Cream — 6590 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44721
With award-winning chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, this lovely little shop near Canton homes for sale is a must-visit. Almost Heaven Ice Cream features more than two dozen ice cream flavors along with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and so much more. If you want something extra special, order one of their dippy twisters, made with either dairy-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt vanilla mixed with your choice of delicious fruit.
- Handel's Homemade Ice Cream — 2191 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 / 7212 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
Baskin Robbins stands aside because your 32 flavors are nothing compared to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. This popular shop near North Canton homes for sale has been around since 1945 and features more than 100 ice cream flavors, which means there's always something for every person to enjoy. Their high level of quality began with Alice Handel's homemade ice cream that she made using fresh fruit from her backyard garden, and that commitment continues to this day.
- Cherry Street Creamery — 136 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
The family-owned Cherry Street Creamery has tons of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, sweet treats, and various food items. Every Monday, they kick off the week by posting a special, freshly made "mustard" flavor on their Facebook page. This wonderful shop near many Canal Fulton homes for sale is open from mid-March to October each year, so be sure to get down there when you get a chance and enjoy one of their tasty offerings while you can.
- Mak's Munchies N More — 7232 Portage St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
This deli and ice cream shop close to Massillon homes for sale is the perfect place for family and friends to find everything they need for a wonderful lunch or quick snack. In addition to several different flavors of ice cream - including chocolate, of course - you'll find grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and many other wonderful treats. Stop by Mak's Munchies N More for a quick bite, and you'll want to return time and time again.
- Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream — 68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203
Although it's only been around for a little over 10 years, Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream has made a huge impact in the area. In addition to chocolate, chewy chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint chocolate chip, you'll find a variety of ice cream flavors, including their Superman special, a blend of lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry. Pick up a pizza and ice cream for a perfect lunch or dinner.
- Taggart's Ice Cream — 1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703
It's hard to believe that this Canton landmark has been around since 1926, but ask any resident and they probably have a story about visiting there as a youngster. Taggart's Ice Cream features wrought-iron ice cream parlor chairs, high-backed booths, and wood/tile floors that harken back to the classic soda fountain days. Not only will you get a taste of nostalgia, but you can dig into burgers, hot dogs, soups, chicken strips, and several other food favorites.
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