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50 Incredible Ice Cream Shops Across America


There's no better way to welcome summer than with a scoop (or two!) of delicious ice cream. Check out where you can find the best scoop in your state!

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Alabama: Big Spoon Creamery, Birmingham

Big Spoon Creamery is known for its artisanal, small-batch ice cream made from locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. Founded by husband-and-wife team Ryan and Geri-Martha O'Hara, the creamery has become a beloved local favorite, offering innovative and seasonal flavors that rotate frequently to reflect the best of what's available. From classic vanilla to unique combinations like rosemary honey and strawberry buttermilk, Big Spoon Creamery is dedicated to creativity and quality. The creamery's commitment to community and sustainability makes it a standout destination for ice cream lovers in Birmingham.

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VIDEO: Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are easy to make and super delicious!


  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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