The cheesecake ice cream with strawberries and cookie dough is great! You can make whatever strawberry combination you like at this ice cream establishment. This is a stock photo. Not from the establishment.

I absolutely love ice cream, clearly. I enjoy writing about it every chance I get. But, this heat that has come to us this summer makes ice cream even more enjoyable. Finding new ice cream shops to enjoy can be not only fun but very cooling. My sweet tooth is always ringing for something new. Beyond the typical ice cream, finding cool shops that are uniquely different is even better.

Thrillist gathered a list of America’s best ice cream shops that we probably all need to try. Thankfully, one North Carolina ice cream shop made this long list. It’s located in Durham and I personally have never been, but just know it has been added to my bucket list. The ice cream shops on the list represent a new wave of artisan shops taking ice cream to the next level. From wild flavors to unique tricks to even “healthy” ice cream. I know, that’s a lot. Sit back and grab your spoon or your waffle cone and get ready to indulge in this sweet list. Here are some of America’s must-try ice cream shops!