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Interesting ice cream: Shug's Soda Fountain in Pike Place Market

Don't miss the classic ice cream shop experience at Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream in Pike Place Market. Photo courtesy of Shug's

Interesting ice cream in Seattle: 3 family-friendly places

Check out these spots for a unique and delicious sweet treat.

Here are three family-friendly local joints with interesting takes on ice cream.

For an interesting but classic treat, check out Shug’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream located in the heart of Pike Place Market. Sourcing local ice cream and sorbets from Lopez Island Creamery, the shop offers flavors like Curious George and Sunday Market, along with shakes and malts. 1525 First Ave.

Sweet rewards await at Cold Plate in the University District, offering Thai-style ice cream and other treats. Sweet cream poured on a cold slab, mixed and rolled into cylinders. Top with fresh fruit, decadent sauces and sprinkles … mmm, mmm, good! 5240 University Way N.E.

Craving soft serve with a twist? Head over to Nana’s Green Tea, offering matcha ice cream swirled with chocolate or vanilla and a smattering of boba. 1007 Stewart St., Suite 103

For more ideas try: Where to find ice cream this hot Mother’s Day weekend.

About the Author

Jasmin Thankachen

Jasmin is an Eastside mom of two boys, 6 and 8, and enjoys parenting with much grace and lots of laughter. She worked in broadcast television for many years and later moved on to various non-profits and then co-founded PopUp StoryWalk. Now, she is a staff member at Seattle's Child. She loves picture books, essay writing, and community stories. One day she hopes to publish her own storybook for children.