CLEVELAND — Mason's Creamery in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood is a local hot spot for sweet scoops and dog lovers.
Now, the small ice cream shop has earned national recognition as one of USA Today 10Best's "Best ice cream parlors in America."
The list, published Friday, applauds Mason's for its unique flavors and Asian-inspired teas. The ice cream spot also transforms into a Ramen noodle pop-up shop during the winter months, serving authentic noodle bowls of rich broth.
Visitors can find special soft serve selections, as well as indulgent handmade ice cream treats. Mason's hard pack ice cream can be consumed while stuffed between two cookies, or in an an egg waffle bowl.
"This charming Cleveland scoop shop has a great patio and offers soft serve daily, switching between flavors like Dunkaroos and strawberry shortcake. Pineapple cardamom and vegan taro are a couple of other unique flavors at Mason's Creamery," 10Best writer Amber Gibson said.
Mason's is also a popular spot for dog moms and dads. It's easy to tell the shop is dog-friendly, as an interior wall behind the counter features drawings of dogs of all types. Furry friends can often be found on the patio, ready to pose for an Instagram photo next to the shop's outdoor wall mural.
Mason's is the only Ohio spot to make the list, sharing the rankings with big-city shops in New York City, San Diego and Seattle.
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