Classic Scoops: The Best Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Parlors

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The 1950’s were all about good, old-fashioned American fun. It was poodle skirts, lettered jackets and meeting up at the neighborhood ice cream parlors. Half a century later, these chill meet-up spots are thankfully still aplenty and open to make your sweet tooth’s whipped cream dreams come true. Get ready for a spoonful of nostalgia as your flip through the coolest spots for serving up retro root beer floats and vintage vanilla sundaes in America.

Beth Marie’s – Denton, Tx

Fresh baked waffle cones? Yes, please! One step inside Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain and your kiddos will be begging for their favorite flavor in a waffle cone. The question is what flavor will you choose? Beth Marie’s has over 100 flavors of ice cream and their menu changes seasonally. In addition to ice cream, malts, and milkshakes the local hot-spot has a lunch menu served from 11AM – 4PM.

Insider Scoop: If you’ve got a hankering for a spiked dessert try a Shandy Float. Equal parts favorite beer and lemon-lime soda and 1-2 scoops of Beth Marie’s Texas Bockbeer Ice Cream (that you can order to-go!).


Photo courtesy of Beth Marie's

Do you have a favorite old-fashioned style ice cream spot? Share with us in a Comment below!

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