I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — but where’s best to do all this screaming? Near Detroit, check out Ray’s Ice Cream Company, Guernsey Farms Dairy and Calder Brothers Dairy.

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Ray’s Ice Cream Company

4233 Coolidge Hwy.
Royal Oak, MI 48073-1696
(248) 549-5256


Founded in 1958, Ray’s Ice Cream in Royal Oak still has that 1950s feel. The soda fountain is still flowing and the ice cream is still old fashioned and delicious. Ray’s is consistently voted as a local favorite.

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Guernsey Farms Dairy

21300 Novi Rd.
Northville, MI 48167-9742
(248) 349-1466


There aren’t too many places left like Guernsey Farms Dairy. Family owned and operated since 1940, the Guernsey Ice Cream Parlor is just steps from the family’s dairy processing plant. You won’t find fresher ice cream anywhere.

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Calder Brothers Dairy

1020 Southfield Rd
Lincoln Park, MI 48146-2604
(313) 381-8858

Ask anyone south of I-94 where they go for the best Ice Cream and your answer is likely to be Calder Brothers Dairy. Each flavor is made in small batches and packed by hand. If you’re ever on Southfield Road in Lincoln Park, a stop at Calder Brothers is a must.