Indy ice cream shop named best in Indiana by Foursquare

Alison Carter (Indy Star) —

Guys, it's hot. Not to mention as muggy as walking into an armpit. You know what that means.

It's time for ice cream.

Foursquare -- remember Foursquare? That place where you could check in and annoy all your friends by posting on social media about it? It's still around, but now it's more like Yelp -- has released its list of best ice cream shops in every state in this great union. And a Broad Ripple favorite came out on top in Indianapolis.

BRICS took top honors in Indiana, earning an average rating of 9.2 out of 10. Visitors love its location just off the Monon Trail, and you'll notice that many ice cream flavors are named in honor of the trail's origin as a railroad track.

The shop doesn't make their own ice cream. Instead, they bring it in from Sherman Ice Cream in weekly shipments from the Michigan company.

Here's what Foursquare reviewers listed as their favorite flavors. Note that offerings change often and these might not be available when you visit:

  • Pistachio was the most-mentioned ice cream flavor

  • Broad Ripple Blackberry

  • Caramel x 3

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • Choo Choo Chocolate

The best part? Once you've devoured your ice cream and gotten over the brain freeze, you can hop right back on the Monon and walk off those calories. Or retreat to the sluggish but beautiful comfort of an air-conditioned room to sleep off your sugar coma. Your call.

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