I live in Annapolis, my wife has lived here for 15 years, my father went to the Naval Academy in downtown Annapolis, my kids are being raised here. So with three kids under 6 years of age I consider myself something of an expert on local Ice Cream Shoppes. Here are three of the ones we tend to frequent most often.
Rita’s Water Ice: https://www.ritasfranchises.com/Annapolis
Okay, technically its not ice cream but its cold and delicious so when we are in the mood for that kind of treat it is always an option. Rita’s is located right in Cape St Claire, a local Annapolis community, at 1394 Cape St Claire Road. It is a huge summertime favorite in Cape St Claire, always sporting a line of customers waiting for their treat. Service is fast and friendly and the offerings are always delicious. Items like Italian Ice, Cream Ice, Custard, Gelati, and more options are boundless for the discerning consumer. But beware, with no inside or covered seating available make sure it is not raining if you plan on going.
Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory: http://www.stormbros.com/
Located right in the heart of historic Annapolis Storm Bros is another must for ice cream lovers in Annapolis. Started in 1976, Storm Bros Ice Cream is still going strong today with a great assortment of flavors and the advantage of being located in beautiful historic Annapolis at 130 Dock Street. Some of the more popular offerings include their huge assortment of cone flavors like Moose Tracks, Peppermint Stick, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and German Chocolate Cake. They also offer sundaes and fountain shakes and malts as part of their menu. You can’t go wrong with any of the choices.
Ben & Jerry’s: http://www.benjerry.com/flavors/
Alright, I can admit this choice seems like the easy way out. How local and great can Ben & Jerry’s be? They are everywhere, and there is a reason for that. Located at 139 Main Street, Ben & Jerry’s is situated right in the heart of Historic Annapolis with views of the dock right out the door. It is always packed and the reason for that is the delicious ice cream served in a variety of ways and with a variety of choices that change all the time. Favorites like Banana Split, Cherry Garcia, Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, the list goes on and on.
So anyway you scoop it (did you catch that pun?) there are a number of delicious ways to spend your time in Annapolis. From the more out of the way Rita’s to the right in the heart of town Storm Bros. and Ben & Jerry’s. Grab a cone and enjoy.