Graeter's

Nation

The secret behind this Ohio hero (that began as a single man slinging ice cream on the streets on Cincinnatti in 1868) is its mastering of the traditional French Pot process -- that is, using two-and-a-half-gallon pots to make its flavors in tiny batches, that way you know it's fresh. Year-round flavors like cheese crown and dutch milk chocolate never fail, but the seasonal offerings are what really make this place shine. Watching what you eat? Graeter's has a line of low glycemic ice creams, too (so it's impossible to deny now, but don't worry, you'll thank us later).