Can't stand the heat? Get out of the kitchen, and head to an ice cream shop instead! Maryland has no shortage of delicious spots to stop for a lick of something cold and sweet. Whether you're in the city, at the beach, or anywhere in between, you're bound to find just what you're looking for at one of these Maryland ice cream purveyors.
This Canton ice cream shop has more flavors than you’ll know what to do with! From hazelnut s’mores to maple walnut, even the pickiest of ice cream eaters will find something to love. They offer sundaes and snowballs as well!
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Made in Baltimore, Taharka Brothers offers a wide variety of yummy flavors like honey graham, key lime pie, and coffee Oreo. And they’re not just here to sell ice cream -- the creators are here to create social change, too.
If you’re in Ocean City, you’re not far from some of the tastiest ice cream on the eastern seaboard! Floats, sundaes, and milkshakes are all available here, and so are plenty of ice cream flavors, from the traditional vanilla and chocolate to unique ones like peanut butter chocolate chip and black raspberry.
Prefer gelato to ice cream? Vaccaro’s, a Baltimore staple with locations in Hunt Valley, Canton, Bel Air and Little Italy, has you covered! They offer flavors like Almond Joy and Holy Cannoli -- and plenty of fun, gigantic sundaes to share with a friend or a date, too! Want something lighter? Opt for the Italian ice instead.
The best-known location for this Baltimore ice creamery is in Hampden, but there’s a new one open in Towson as well. Go full-on MD with the Old Bay caramel, or get a chocolate fix with the Maryland Mud flavor. They’re always coming up with delicious and wild new options, so check back often!
This Catonsville spot is the perfect place to grab a classic soft serve or sundae -- though of course they offer a few unique items, like a snowshake (an ice cream and snowball mixed together) or a protein shake for the health-conscious. No matter what you get, know you’re getting something sweet to beat the heat!