Summer has unofficially begun, and the best ice cream in Monmouth & Ocean Counties has been determined according to one publication.

At nj.com, they set out to name the best ice cream in each county in the Garden State, and they've listed what they determined to be the best in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Let's see if you agree.

When it comes to Monmouth County, nj.com says the best ice cream can be found at the Cookman Creamery in Asbury Park with Heavenly Havens Creamery in Allentown and Ryan's Home Made Ice Cream in Tinton Falls being runners up.

In Ocean County, they say the top ice cream place is Charlie's Homemade Ice Cream in Seaside Park, with Hoffman's in Point Beach and Original Rich's Ice Cream getting runner up honors.

This research was quite a daunting (and delicious) task I'm sure, with so many amazing ice cream choices in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, so making the decisions could not be easy.

If someone asked me the first name that came to my mind in addition to Hoffman's, which got a runner up nod, I'd say Sundaes in Point Pleasant, which is always a good choice as far as I'm concerned. Let us know which ice cream place you would have chosen if you were doing the "research".

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