Cold, sweet, creamy - few things in life are better than a scoop of ice cream on a blisteringly hot summer day.

So here's what we want to know: Which local shop churns out the best ice cream?

Gelato counts, too.

What doesn't - stories about how Aunt Edna used a hand-crank machine and made the best ice cream and you got to lick the paddle.

Let us know in the comments section and we'll publish some of your comments in an upcoming story.

Kristen Cook