With summer temperatures arriving this weekend, we’re going to gain a new appetite for frozen treats. And they are available. Though many spots are closed because of the pandemic, there are still places around town to pick up some ice cream, sorbets and other delicious frozen things.
Check ahead on how the ordering procedure works. With some of these places you have to order online in advance and then go pick it up.
Order online only. The menu includes familiar flavors and a rotating repertoire of concoctions based on seasonal local products, and there are some tasty non-dairy options.
(206) 284-3372 Open noon to 8 p.m. daily at the Beacon Hill location 2001 Rainier Ave S, (206) 324-0031
A global chain with many flavors on offer, including frozen yogurt and sorbet.
Gelato is lower in fat than conventional ice cream – it is made with a greater proportion of milk. It also has less air pumped into it. The result is a dense, intensely flavored and often vividly colored treat. Gelatiamo makes its own gelatos and sorbets from scratch in its downtown shop.
Load your cup with any combination of soft-serve frozen yogurts or sorbets, say, boysenberry and dulce de leche, decorate with a whimsical array of toppings, say, raspberries and gummy worms, and pay for your cool treat by weight.
House made ice cream, in a range of flavors, including some good non-dairy options.
This landmark family business in West Seattle (since 1932) serves up 40 or so flavors of ice cream, including its own originals.
Nutty Squirrel makes ice cream the Italian way, using less air and cream and more milk. Order at their online shop for curbside pickup.
This company makes ice cream from scratch and soda from scratch. They reliably have at least two options without dairy. And even if you can eat milk products at will, you'll likely be tempted by their Horchata vegan ice cream.
This Ballard store serves dense, flavorful ice cream made the Italian way, with milk rather than cream and less air. There are a selection of sorbets, made using fruit that is in season.
Fainting Goat serves gelato – ice cream made using Italian methods, with milk rather than cream – and sorbet, both made in its Wallingford store. True to the name, some of the gelato is made with goat milk.
This store makes its ice cream on site, aiming to use as many ingredients as possible from within 100 miles. It carries some rich non-dairy flavors, made with coconut cream.