Around here, Whitey's is a favorite. But apparently, it's world-renowned as well.

The Daily Meal recently ranked ice cream shops from around the globe and named Whitey's #17 out of 50. The site mainly praised Whitey's for its innovative flavor list.

"There’s no shortage of creativity and accolades here: Whitey’s Ice Cream has created a camouflage ice cream called Sgt. Camo (graham cracker and marshmallow ice cream with a ribbon of Whitey’s fudge) – all profits from the sale of Sgt. Camo are donated to military veterans groups – and its Graham Central Station ice cream (graham cracker ice cream with graham cracker swirl) won the top spot at the World Dairy Expo scoring 99 out of a possible 100 points."

We have to agree with this description of our beloved local chain.Their flavors are delicious, their service is top-notch, and the fact that you can buy a pint whenever you want at Hyvee is a definite plus, too.

Salt & Straw in Portland, Oregon grabbed the top spot on the site's list, but we all know Whitey's is #1 in our hearts.