Graeter's (Cincinnati)

This ode to handmade ice cream starts with hand-picked fruit, and fresh dairy and eggs from Ohio farmers who pledge not to use artificial growth hormone. The ice cream is frozen in 2-gallon French pots, the hundred-year-old technology of choice before big producers nixed such small batches. The contents of each pot is continually stirred to squeeze out air and slowly frozen to produce a supremely rich and creamy texture. The all-time bestselling flavor is luscious Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, with chunks of artisanal chocolate. Belgian Milk Chocolate, made with some of the finest cocoas in the world, can't be far behind. [graeters.com]