3 Spots Everyone's Going To Be Scooping Out For Ice Cream & Cone Selfies

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This weekend’s going to be all about rice and ricotta Easter pies. (If you want to stir up some controversy in an Italian-American household this holiday wkend, casually mention how much you either love or hate pineapple in your rice pie. Then stand back and watch the fireworks. Ha!) Beyond that, though, nothing says Spring around these parts - especially online - like the obligatory cone post. But why waste a treat day this season on ice cream that’s not truly outstanding? With that in mind then, I highly recommend scoping (or should I say scooping?) out these three places for some of the best locally made ice cream.

1. Day Dreams And Ice Creams: Funny part about The Ice Cream Barn is that up until 3-4 yrs ago, it was squarely in the hidden gem category, somewhere ppl would rather not tell their friends about for fear of it becoming overrun. Yes, it's fashioned to look like a barn, and it sits on an actual dairy farm in Swansea. And their ice cream...the coffee is a true classic made with real coffee and local milk. They also offer special limited run flavors, frozen yogurt, sundaes, and much more. So many choices. Rather than ramble on about menus, allow me to highly encourage you to grab some cash (Last I checked, they weren't taking plastic.) and take a mini-road trip over this season.

Extra points if you can get a snap of yourself out front (the most photogenic spot overall) with your ice cream of choice.

2. Never Settle For Just One Scoop: All the cool kids have been checking in from Clementine's Homemade Ice Cream on Main Street in EG the past few Summers! It's a completely adorable storefront, and the ice cream is outstanding too. (Don't know about you, but I'm a fool for handmade, small batch ice cream.) Another plus? Their dog friendly frozen treats that you'll want pick up for the top dog or dogs in your life. (I mean pretty much everyone has at least one dog these days, right?)

Extra points for snapping the perfect ice cream selfie of your order and uploading it to Faceook, Instagram, or both.

3. Bookmark This One For Next Month: Yet another reason to motor over to Watch Hill. My family and I have been enjoying St Clair's handmade-on-the-premises (by the same family since the late 1880's!), incredibly fresh ice cream for the last 25 to 30 years or more, so I'm definitely biased. Hands down, our favorite flavor as a group is the peach, with bits of real peach, but there are literally dozens of others to choose from and hey, they are all scrumptious. Sometimes, they add in special, limited edition flavors too.

Extra points for getting your bestie or SO (significant other) to capture a fandid (fake candid) of you strolling thru town with your cone or cup in hand. 

*St Clair Annex opens limited hours starting in May, before launching into their regular schedule come June.