This is a list of notable ice cream parlor chains. Ice cream parlors are places that sell ice cream, gelato, sorbet and/or frozen yogurt to consumers. Ice cream is typically sold as regular ice cream (also called hard-packed ice cream), gelato and soft serve, which is typically dispensed by a machine with a limited number of flavors (e.g. chocolate, vanilla, and a mix of the two). It is customary for ice cream parlors to offer several ice cream flavors and items.