11 LICKIN' GOOD ICE CREAM SPOTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Sugar & Stamps: Best Ice Cream Spots in San Francisco

With National Ice Cream Month in full swing (and the extra warm temps we've been experiencing here in SF), I've been craving a good scoop or two on the reg! After holding a few melted cones, licking multiple sticky fingers, and consuming a whole lot more than my fair share of the sweet stuff, I've put together a list of my favorite ice cream spots around San Francisco.

1. BI-RITE CREAMERY

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What to Order? With so many rotating flavors, it'll be hard to choose just one. Their salted caramel is my personal favorite!

PS: Prepare to wait in a line that wraps around the block. Don't worry: it's totally worth the wait and it goes by much quicker than you'd think!

2. MILKBOMB ICE CREAM

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What to Order? Get the OG Milkbomb Sandwich and don't forget to try their Rainbow Mochi topping!

3. MR. & MRS. MISCELLANEOUS

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What to Order? With flavors that change daily, you really can't go wrong. My favorite is their frozen hot chocolate ice cream!

4. SMITTEN ICE CREAM

What to Order? My go-to is the cookie dough w/ pretzels and chocolate chips, but all their delicious flavors are made right in front of you using liquid nitrogen, resulting in the creamiest ice cream you've ever had!

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5. LUSH GELATO

lush gelato san francisco

What to Order? Almond Salted Toffee, Dark Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Strawberry Sorbet and Whisky Walnut Crunch.

PS: Don't leave here without a waffle cone -- theirs are freshly baked in house with a touch of cinnamon!

6. HUMPHRY SLOCOMBE ICE CREAM

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What to Order? Secret Breakfast (made with vanilla, Cornflake cookies and Jim Beam bourbon) is all the rage, but these ice cream geniuses are known for their more out-of-the-ordinary flavors. And if you find yourself to be a coffee person, the Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee is a long-time favorite of mine.

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7. MITCHELL'S ICE CREAM

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What to Order? Umm you'll want everything. But start with the Grasshopper Pie, Thin Mint or Ube and thank me later!

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8. SAN FRANCISCO'S HOMETOWN CREAMERY

What to Order? You absolutely have to try the ice cream flight at least once!

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9. THE BAKED BEAR

What to Order? Get an ice cream sandwich and choose between a variety of cookie and ice cream flavors.

Let your imagination run wild! These guys are ready to put on a show with any flavor, any day of the week.

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10. LAPPERT'S

What to Order? My all-time favorite is the Cookie Monster ice cream!

11. SALT & STRAW

What to Order? Sightglass Coffee & Single Origin Dandelion Chocolate.

With locally sourced and seasonal ingredients from artisan shops you already know and love, Salt & Straw is putting out the most unique of flavors to hit the Bay Area ice cream scene.

photo: patricia chang

What are your favorite ice cream shops?
Tell me in the comments below!