Ice Cream: They All Scream for It

Fresh fruit and fantasy now turn butterfat into delicious sin

What you must understand at the outset is that Ben & Jerry's, in Burlington, Vt., makes the best ice cream in the world.

That Mayfield's, in Athens, Tenn., is the world's best ice cream. That the absolute best ice cream in the universe, without argument (although the partisans who urge these passionate and contradictory views are happy to argue all night), is stirred and cranked and lovingly scooped by Lickety Split in Denver, by Bob's Famous in Washington, D.C., or by Gelato in...

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