I scream, we all scream, let’s go get some ice cream, but where? If you missed Seattle’s Ice Cream Festival last month and eager to try some new hot spots and even tastier cool treats, check out these most popular ice cream shops in Seattle and start your summer off by trying at least one flavor from every store. These top five spots are not ranked accordingly because no one should have to pick between their two or three favorite ice cream shops when you love them all equally! Let us know if you find an awesome sweet treat spot to add to the list!
1. Full Tilt Ice Cream
Ice cream and an arcade all in one? Sounds like my kind of party! Full Tilt not only offers frozen creamy goodness, but also is packed full of your favorite vintage arcade games and pinball machines. Stores located in Ballard, White Center, U-District and Columbia City.
Bluebird Ice Cream has a cozy ice cream parlor feel with a full ice cream bar and soda fountain all made in-house. This micro creamery and brewery will make your heart (and stomach) full of all things good from fresh waffle cones to beer floats, Bluebird has it all. They have locations in Capitol Hill and Fremont.
3. Fainting Goat Gelato
The Italian form of ice cream, gelato. If you are in search of a great gelato joint, Fainting Goat Gelato has excellent handcrafted gelato right in the heart of Seattle. The list of flavors are absolutely outstanding across the board with very unique flavored gelato. Avocado, Guinness, Tiramisu and the ultimate chocolate lovers aren’t ready for Nutella flavored gelato (jaw drops!) If gelato isn’t your thing and you want something a little bit more refreshing, Fainting Goat offers a variety of sorbets too! There is something please everyone’s palate at Fainting Goat Gelato. Fainting goat has locations in Fremont and Wallingford.
4. Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream
With over seven locations and dozens of flavors with added seasonal favorites, Molly Moon’s is a great shop to feed your sweet tooth craving. Their flavor list has classic favorites like vanilla bean and original strawberry to more intricate flavors like earl grey or honey lavender. Made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Molly Moon’s is the place to be this summer in Seattle. You can fnd them in Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Madrona, Queen Anne, U Village, Mercer and Redmond.
5. Snoqualmie Ice Cream Tasting Room
And of course we had to include Snoqualmie Ice Cream. While you can find all of Snoqualmie’s phenomenal flavors in most grocery stores in the area, there is a scoop shop just 30 minutes north of Seattle to take in the full ice cream experience. All-natural ice cream, custard, gelato and sorbet made in small batches in the Pacific Northwest. Also did I mention that a pint of ice cream could be delivered right to your doorstep! If I didn’t believe in an ice cream god before I sure do now! Snoqualmie Ice Cream Tasting Room is located in Snohomish.
If you are still looking for other great places to pick up a frozen treat and fulfill your daily dose of sugar check out these other great Seattle creameries: Parfait Ice Cream, Cupcake Royale, Old School Frozen Custard, Husky Deli, Sirena Gelato and many more!
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-Angel Laycock, TWIF Social Media Coordinator and Ice Cream Expert!