Subscribe




Ice Cream

Sugar Rush

Edited by Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey - February 2014

Our Favorite Ice Cream

Sugar Rush

Edited by Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey - February 2014

-Shutterstock

Get Baltimore Daily.

Sign up today and you'll get our latest stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The Charmery

801 W. 36th St, 410-814-0493.

“I think of things I like and turn them into ice cream," says co-owner David Alima, referring to the store's variety of flavors. Look for winter concoctions like Champagne and strawberry for Valentine's Day and snowmaggedon with snowcap candies—whether or not the weather warrants it.

Editor's pick: Spro coffee, made in collaboration with the Hampden coffee shop down the street.

Maggie Moo's

Several locations including 821 S. Broadway, 410-342-8399.

It's hard to resist endlessly combining the shop's 56 flavors (like banana rum and chocolate Swiss) and 31 mix-ins (including chocolate-covered pretzels and coconut). Other whimsical cold desserts include ice-cream-filled cupcakes and an ice-cream pizza.

Editor's pick: Strawberry Skateboard—strawberry ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and gummy bears.

Pitango Gelato

Several locations including 802 S. Broadway, 410-236-0741.

When Noah Dan moved to the U.S., he missed the gelato of his youth in Italy. He eventually sold his software company and satisfied his longing by opening Pitango in 2006. The creamy, milk-based treat is made on an organic dairy farm in Pennsylvania, each kind built from scratch without chemicals or flavor concentrates.

Editor's pick: The sweet-and-savory black sesame.

Prigel Family Creamery

4852 Long Green Rd., Glen Arm, 410- 510-7488.

The on-site shop, adjacent to the creamery operations and the family's dairy farm, sells ice cream as well as milk, meat, and yogurt. The slow-churned ice cream includes flavors like Bobby's black mud (chocolate with cappuccino chips) and apple strudel. Order it scooped into a cone, in a sundae with syrup, or packed into a container to take home.

Editor's pick: Caramel pretzel.

Taharka Bros

Available at local stores and restaurants.

Taharka's small factory in Clipper Mill cranks out inventive flavors like “A Dream Preferred" (toasted-coconut ice cream with rum swirl and chocolate Pop Rocks), named after a Langston Hughes poem, and “Pryor Knowledge" with Nutella, nutmeg, nuts, and Nutter Butter cookies. Look for an ice-cream truck in the spring.

Editor's pick: Vanilla, made with ingredients grown on a small farm in Haiti.

Calories in the Cone

Sugar Cone: 40 calories in a single cone

Cake Cone: 17 calories in a single cone





You May Also Like


Food & Drink

Oh, Brother!

Local restauranteurs keep it all in the family.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Full Tilt Brewing; Tooth N Nail Cafe; Aggio

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

In Good Taste

Hop to These Delicious Brunches This Easter Sunday

From homemade French toast to lobster crepes, these dishes make for an ideal holiday brunch.



In Good Taste

The Land of Kush Owners Win Grant to Make Restaurant Cashless

Husband-and-wife team win $10,000 from Visa to help launch strictly digital sale system.

On The Town

Proposed Craft Beer Bills Spark Heated Debate in Annapolis

The controversial legislation brings up issues of public health and economic impact.

-Shutterstock

Connect With Us

Most Read


La Calle Bringing Modern Mexican Food Downtown This Summer: Globally influenced cantina set to open inside 10 South Street building near City Hall.

New Youth-Led Programming Coming to CharmTV: The Avenue will debut on April 21 and feature students discussing topics relevant to Baltimore.

Miss Gay Maryland Pageant Returns for its 34th Year: Drag queens show off personalities and talents in this trailblazing competition.

New Reginald F. Lewis Museum Exhibit Features MICA Artists of Color: Exhibit highlights diversity at renowned art school.

The Big Baltimore Playlist: April 2018: The top five local songs you should download right now.