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Two Missouri ice-cream shops named Best in America

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Two Missouri ice-cream shops were recently named “Best in America” by Thrillist: Glacé Artisan Ice Cream in Kansas City and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis.

Glacé, which was founded by chocolate maker Christopher Elbow, opened in Kansas City’s South Plaza neighborhood in 2010. According to their website, Glacé sources Midwestern milk and all natural ingredients for their small batch ice-cream.

“Don’t come expecting a scoop of plain ol’ vanilla,” the Thrillest report stated. “Rather, think a little higher for the rosewater vanilla. And then just ignore that anyway because you can get a scoop of goat Cheese & cherries. Or blackberry chocolate flake. Or peanut butter and jelly. But, still, appreciate the beauty of rosewater vanilla.”

Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard in St. Louis for more than 80 years. According to their website, Ted’s “concrete”—which is a shake so thick it is served upside down—has been their most popular treat since its creation in 1959. The company has also been selling Christmas trees for over 50 years.

“Even if you’re just there to purchase a tree…you might as well get one of their amazing concretes,” the Thrillest report stated. “Especially the Twisted Caramel, since the crumbled pretzels add just the right saltiness to that caramel.”

Thrillist is a digital lifestyle brand providing information on the food, drink and entertainment worldwide.

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