Ice cream is a great way to beat the heat. Sweet treats and summer are a perfect pairing. In West Alabama, there are numerous spots to indulge your sweet tooth, ranging from pop-up carts and ice cream trucks to dedicated shops.

The Cheapism organized a top list based on “reviews and rankings from ice cream-craving customers and in-the-know food writers across the U.S.”

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This national list of the country's best soft-serve ice cream has spotlighted a standout from Alabama.

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Top Alabama Spot for Soft Serve Ice Cream

If you find yourself in Montgomery, Alabama, make sure to visit Nancy’s Italian Ice Shop, which has earned the #11 spot on Cheapism's list of the best soft-serve destinations.

They recommend trying the "Fancy Nancy," an Italian ice/soft serve combo, on your first visit. You'll pick a sweet and fruity Italian ice flavor, which is then paired with vanilla soft serve for a combination of textures and flavors that ends up tasting like an out-of-this-world float.

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