This Northwest summer is going to be scorching and ice cream is by far the most delicious way to cool off! The classic Baskin Robbins & Dairy Queen do serve up some good scoops, and honestly, chasing after that ice cream truck is way too much exercise – but if you’re looking for an authentic frozen dessert experience, be sure to check out one (or all) of these 12 ice cream shops around Washington:
1. Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe - Pullman
This WSU gem has some tasty options - especially their Huckleberry Ripple!
2. Elevated Ice Cream - Port Townsend
Your taste buds will thank you after a treat to one of the handmade flavors from here, such as their Lemon Custard or Swiss Orange Chocolate Chip!
3. The Scoop - Spokane
If you haven't tried their Cookie Butter Cookie Dough flavor before, you're in for a treat!
4. Ice Cream Social - Tacoma
Salted Caramel is a delicious staple among their everyday flavors, but their Roasted Banana and Strawberry Mascarpone & Honey on the rotating list are worth a try too!
5. Mallard Ice Cream - Bellingham
Try to resist brain freeze and mouth flames as you try their Chocolate Ghost Pepper or Bourbon Black Pepper Cheesecake flavors!
6. Ice Cream Renaissance - Vancouver
This cozy shop makes a Peanut Butter Blitz option that's seriously addicting!
7. Molly Moon - Locations throughout Seattle
Try their Stumptown Coffee flavor, made with fresh, locally roasted beans!
8. Olympic Mountain Ice Cream - Shelton
Although you can enjoy their ice cream from stores too, nothing quite beats a scoop from their location out in Mason County! Some tasty flavors on their menu, to name a few: Peanut Butter Pie, Cherry Rum, French Apple Pie, Vanilla Habenero, etc.
9. Mora Iced Creamery - Bainbridge Island
Fall in love with their "Dulce de Leche with Shaved Chocolate"!
10. Pete & Belle’s Ice Cream Shop – Spokane Valley
Their freshly made waffle bowls go perfect with a scoop of just about any flavor!
11. Winegars Homemade Ice Cream - Ellensburg
Their "Taneum Meadows Blueberry Cheesecake" consists of cheesecake ice cream made with a blueberry swirl! Yum!
12. Full Tilt - Multiple locations throughout Seattle
Their ice cream flavors rotate regularly, but you'll likely relish all of them! Some mouthwatering options they've served before include Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bourbon Maple Walnut, Coffee Oreo, a vegan Raspberry Sorbet, and many more!
Drooling yet?? Where do YOU pick up a great scoop of ice cream in Washington? Feel free to share your favorite shops in the comments below!