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CINCINNATI - The Tri-State knows Graeter's is one of the best ice creams there is, but a list compiled by U.S. News and World Report gave national recognition to the Cincinnati ice cream company, naming them among the 12 best ice creams in the United States.
Graeter's came in 6th on the list of 12, with U.S. News and World Report highlighting their black raspberry chocolate chip, butter pecan and cinnamon flavors. The report credits Graeter's unique recipes based on the elaborate French Pot swirling process. Graeter's was also the cheapest best ice cream on the list, at just $2.75 for a scoop of their best.
Topping the list is another Ohio favorite, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. Their highlighted flavor is brambleberry crisp, but that's just one of their many unique flavors like wildberry lavender and riesling poached pear sorbet.
Here is the full list of the 12 best ice creams in the U.S.:
12. Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor
Favorite Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter (Cost: $2.99)
Traverse City, Mich.
Favorite Flavor: Cow-a-bunga (Cost: $7.99)
10. Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
Favorite Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip (Cost: $3.75)
9. Roots Ice Cream
Favorite Flavor: Beet (Cost: $3)
8. Capogiro Gelato Artisans
Favorite Flavor: Cioccolato Scuro "Bitter Chocolate" (Cost: $4.50)
7. Sweet Action Ice Cream
Favorite Flavor: Strawberry Balsamic (Cost: $2.75)
Favorite Flavor: Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip (Cost: $2.75)
5. Sweet Republic
Favorite Flavor: Salted Butter Caramel (Cost: $2.95)
4. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
Favorite Flavor: Salted Caramel (Cost: $3.45)
3. Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
Favorite Flavor: Salted Caramel Ice Cream (Cost: $3.50)
Favorite Flavor: Burnt Caramel (Cost: $4.25)
1. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Favorite Flavor: Brambleberry Crisp (Cost: $4.50)
To read the full best ice cream report, go to http://travel.usnews.com/features/Americas_Best_Ice_Cream/ .
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