Is This the Best Ice Cream Parlor in the World?

Flickr/inga_berettaFlickr/inga_berettaIce cream has an extensive, storied, and international history. While its place of origin is unclear - everyone from the Arabs to the Chinese to the Quakers has been credited with its creation - we know ice cream was reserved as a luxurious treat for the elite up until the 1800s, when insulated ice houses were invented. But once ice cream production became a bona fide industry, its popularity soared, prompting the boom of ice cream parlors and decadent ice cream creations.

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We've got the scoop on the best parlors to satisfy your creamy cravings worldwide. While competition was fierce in the ranking of these ice cream spots, we're confident these parlors will live up to all your expectations. Venues were selected based on critical acclaim, quality ingredients, original concepts, exceptional service, and customer experience.

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Our selection for the Best Ice Cream Parlor in the World is:

Fenocchio, Nice, France

If you want wild flavors, you'll find them at Fenocchio, a family-owned parlor scooping up scrumptiousness since 1966. While the scoops are on the pricey side, loyal customers will tell you the cones are worth it. Salted caramel and pistachio ice creamare favorites, though if you're looking for something adventurous, go for the cactus or tomato-basil sorbets.

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-Erica Rivera, The Daily Meal

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