Once you taste this ice cream, you will bid adieu to those large chains, your taste buds refusing to sample anything other than quality ice cream. At Shawn Michelle's the product is handmade and served by courteous young men and women wearing genuine smiles. Combine that with out-of-this-world flavors (many of which, appropriately, have the word "supreme" in their name) and you've got the beginnings of a serious addiction. Believe me, I know. I was there four days straight!
From the richly flavored Banana Pudding Supreme to the Butternut Supreme (butter pecan flavor without the big nut chunks) to the orgasmic Jamaican Rum Raisin, there is something for everyone. Traditionalist? The Vanilla Supreme or the Melanin Magic (a decadent chocolate) has your name written all over it. Willing to experiment? Go for the Honey Cinnamon Gram Cracker Supreme or the surprisingly delicious, bean-pie-flavored Taste of Heaven. If smoothies are more your thing, sample the Caribbean Splashes, which are made with fresh fruit.
Average cost: <$10