TRAVERSE CITY — Moomers creamed the competition to be the cherry on top of USA Today's Best Ice Cream Parlors list.

USA Today brought together a herd of experts to pick the 20 nominees, which were narrowed down to the best 10 by popular vote, and announced that Traverse City's Moomers Homemade Ice Cream had milked its whey to No. 1 over the holiday weekend.

Moomers makes more than 160 flavors of ice cream and has 20 available each day. USA Today cited a few flavors to try — apple crisp, banana bread, lemon poppy seed muffin and Oreo cheesecake.

The ice cream parlor, located at 7263 N. Long Lake Road in Traverse City, is open for the season from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Top udders also included Big Dipper Ice Cream in Missoula, Montana; Doumar's in Norfolk, Virginia; Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastopol, California; Sundae School Ice Cream in Dennis Port, Massachusetts; the A La Mode Shoppe in New York; Sloan's Ice Cream in West Palm Beach, Florida; Springer's Homemade Ice Cream in Stone Harbor, New Jersey; Cape Cod Creamery in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts; and Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin, Delaware.

The contest was part of USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.

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