Top 41 ice cream shops in New Jersey: is your favorite on the list?

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NJ.com has set about naming the very best ice cream shop in New Jersey. After receiving over 45,000 votes, they’ve narrowed it down to 41 finalists. Did your favorite make the cut?

You can follow along as judge Pete Genovese visits each of the 41 finalists to do the important job of taste testing, staring with a visit Saturday to Stio’s Water Ice & Ice Cream in Williamstown.

Among the dessert makers in the mix are The Bent Spoon in Princeton, Milk Sugar Love in Jersey City, and Cookman Creamery in Asbury Park, along with 38 other popular places to get your sweet tooth on.

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