June 22, 2012 at 9:14 AM ET
Ice cream is the ultimate summer dessert. These homemade varieties—based in Ohio, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania—are celebrity favorites and can be shipped to your doorstep, so no travel required! Serve these gourmet flavors for an ice cream sundae no child (or adult!) will be able to resist.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
This Ohio-based ice cream shop is known for their decadent flavors and carefully sourced ingredients. Check out their Hats Off Collection 4 pack, which features flavors with rare, small-batch mix-ins like Ndalia Estate vanilla from Uganda and Askinosie's bean-to-bar chocolate from Missouri.
Signature Flavors: Salty Caramel, Brambleberry Crisp and Whiskey & Pecans
Have It Delivered: $72 for 6 pints (not including shipping), jenis.com
Capogiro Gelato Artisans
The gelato and sorbetto at this Philadelphia-based shop is made from scratch each morning in small batches. Since it opened in 2002, Capogiro (which means "giddiness" in Italian) has created more than 350 different flavors—all made from hand-picked seasonal produce and milk from local dairy farms.
Signature Flavors: Cioccolato con Banana (Chocolate Banana), Thai Coconut Milk and Strawberries and Cream
Celebrity Fans: Michelle Obama
Have It Delivered: $60 for 6 pints (not including shipping), capogirogelato.com
Graeter's Ice Cream
Ohio-based Graeter's ice cream is known for their decadent fudgy chocolate chips. They use a traditional French Pot process—making just two gallons at a time—which keeps each batch super creamy.
Signature Flavors: Black Raspberry Chip, Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip
Celebrity Fans: Sarah Jessica Parker and Oprah Winfrey
Have It Delivered: $60 for 6 pints (not including shipping), graeters.com
Amy's Ice Creams
Over the last 25 years, this Austin, Texas-based ice cream company has created over 350 flavors. They're most unusual? Guinness, Roasted Jalapeno, Maple Bacon and Chocolate Wasabi!
Signature Flavors: Mexican Vanilla, Belgian Chocolate and Oreo
Celebrity Fans: Drew Barrymore and Sandra Bullock
Have It Delivered: $30 for 6 pints (not including shipping), amysicecreams.com
Chozen All Natural Ice Cream
These New York-based ice creams are inspired by the owners' favorite traditional Jewish holiday desserts, like apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and macaroons for Passover.
Signature Flavors: Apples & Honey, Ronne's Rugelach and Coconut Macaroon
Celebrity Fans: Gwyneth Paltrow
Have It Delivered: $30 for 5 pints (not including shipping), chozen.com
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