Just because Alaskans get their fair share of cold doesn’t mean they don’t love their ice cream. From flavors like Yukon gold, to chocolate and peanut butter delights, Alaska has some seriously creative ice cream concoctions. Here are the 10 best ice cream parlors in the state!
You’ll find 30 unique flavors of hard ice cream, floats, sundaes, and old fashioned malts here as well as steaming or ice-cold coffee drinks. Baked goods and handcrafted chocolates are also available here.
Located an hour out of Anchorage in the small community of Eklutna, this quaint little ice cream shop provides a perfect place for a sweet break while on your way to enjoy outdoor recreation in the Chugiak Mountain Range or while camping on Eklutna Lake. This cozy little was started back in 1982 by the parents of a 14-year-old girl to give her something to do during the summer and a way to earn a few extra dollars. In case you haven't guessed, the little girl's name was Rochelle, and she still runs it to this day.
Small-batch ice cream enthusiasts find their ultimate sweet spot at Wild Scoops in Anchorage. Delighting the taste buds of The Last Frontier since 2015, Wild Scoops features all-natural ingredients and flavors such as cracked black pepper vanilla, Yukon gold, and arctic rose.
A Fairbanks favorite since 1986, Hot Licks specializes in handcrafted ice cream made with the finest ingredients. Their award-winning ice cream is made in individual batches of 20 quarts each instead of mass production methods used by larger companies. For a unique Alaskan treat, try the Aurora Borealis, which is vanilla bean ice cream chock full of handpicked local blueberries and cranberries.
Whether you're passing through Skagway on a cruise ship or enjoying a road trip through The Last Frontier, Kone Kompany is where you'll find the best ice cream in town. They also serve homemade fudge and a variety of other sweet treats.
The name says it all. This is where Anchorage residents and visitors go when they want top quality ice cream. You'll find friendly service and a variety of fresh flavors here.
You'll think you've stepped back in time to an old-school ice cream parlor when you walk through the door of Harbor Street Creamery in Seward's picturesque harbor. They have coffee drinks as well if you're in the mood for something hot.
You'll find ice cream portions here to match the appetite you've worked up after spending the day exploring in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Try the chocolate and peanut butter ice cream for an extra creamy delight. You'll find plenty of comfortable seating, including a couple of spots by a cozy fireplace, as well as free Wi-Fi here.
Coppa in Juneau features organic coffee and handmade ice cream in unusual flavors such as Meyer lemon, spruce tip blueberry, and pear blue cheese as well as classic favorites like strawberry. Be sure to ask about their vegan ice cream options.
Let your creativity run wild at Cold Stone Creamery in Fairbanks by designing your very own delectable delights out of available ingredients. Keep in mind that although this is a chain, Cold Stone Creamery staff makes the ice cream in small batches right on site.