While we were staying near my auntie in Henley-in-Arden last year, the blueberry crumble at the local ice cream place nearly brought tears to my eyes...the 16th C building it's housed in is just as good. We have several small dairies near my home in central Massachusetts that make wonderful seasonal flavours with locally grown fruit (I'm especially fond of fruity ice creams; I think it's to do with the hot weather in which I'm inclined to eat it!).
Even better, my partner's 14 year old twins are amazing in the kitchen (they even mix cocktails!), and among their passions is making ice cream. This week the've been picking strawberries, which can only end well...once the season advances, we're looking forward to local fresh peaches!!! When done properly, it is really true that home-made variety is the gold standard for yumminess.