What’s better than a delicious scoop of ice cream? In our books, it’s one of the best sweet treats out there and luckily for you, Seattle has a ton of great spots to check out. Whether you want plant-based or dairy-based ice cream, simple flavors, or crazy flavors, we’ve got you covered. Here are 12 of the most delicious ice cream spots to try in Seattle.

Full Tilt Ice Cream

 

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For some of the city’s best and most original flavors, you have to stop by Full Tilt. If you don’t want to stop at one of their four locations you can also find their pints at select grocers around Seattle. Trust us, a visit to their store is very worth it because they don’t disappoint.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 3 pm-8 pm
Where: Multiple Locations

Molly Moon’s

This spot is an OG option for ice cream in Seattle and one of the first to become wildly popular. Molly Moon’s started with its Wallingford location and has expanded to add eight more. You can score ice cream made from locally sourced ingredients for wholesome goodness you won’t soon forget.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations

Frankie & Jo’s

This ice cream shop has a lot of wins, it’s plant-based, gluten-free, and owned by women. So by those factors alone you gotta check them out. Their ice cream happens to be some of the best in the city. So don’t worry about the lack of milk. You won’t be able to tell the difference.

Hours: Daily 12 pm-10 pm
Where: Multiple locations

Hello Robin

 

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We can almost guarantee that you know this spot for their delicious cookies. But you can also score amazing ice cream sandwiches here made from freshly baked cookies and delicious Molly Moon’s ice cream. It’s the ultimate sugar rush and an excellent way to cap a day.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

If you’re all about quality then you need to try a pint from Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co. They source their milk from local farms and you can absolutely taste the difference in their delicious, rich ice creams. Not to mention they’re available in many local grocery stores or you can head to the scoop shop on Whidbey Island.

Hours: Check their Instagram
Where: 1594 E Main St, Freeland, WA

Salt & Straw

Normally when we do specific lists like this one we try to keep it pretty local. Salt & Straw is technically from Portland but we know that they’re a beloved spot to grab a scoop so we had to include them. Plus you can score some seriously unique rotating flavors.

Hours: Daily 11 am-11 pm
Where: Multiple locations

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D’Ambrosio Gelato

If you’re a fan of high-quality gelato, D’Ambrosio is the place for you. Owner “Enzo D’Ambrosio has been creating small-batch, authentic Italian gelato for decades”. If that’s not enough for you, he has a “degree and numerous accreditations as a Gelato Maestro in Rome”. All of their flavors are amazing and worth trying.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations

Fainting Goat


They have a funny name but amazing Gelato. Plus it’s all organic and you absolutely can’t go wrong with that. Be sure to stop by this North Seattle gem to try one of its many delicious flavors. If you really end up loving it, grab a pint because we know you’ll probably want another scoop as soon as you get home.

Hours: Varies
Where: Multiple locations

Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery

Here’s another ice cream shop that’s all about all things organic. Sweet Alchemy definitely lives up to its name and serves up delicious flavors. Not to mention they work hard to reduce their food waste and pasteurize their milk daily. So no waste here folks.

Hours: Monday-Friday 2 pm-10 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1 pm-10 pm
Where: 4301 University Way NE

Husky Deli

For those of you on the island that is West Seattle, you can’t forget Husky Deli. This Seattle classic has been at it a long time and serves up some great classic ice cream flavors. Be sure to stop by to support this great small business and get your ice cream fix.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7 am-7 pm, Friday-Saturday 7 am-9 pm
Where: 4721 California Ave SW

Bluebird Ice Cream

If you happen to live in North Seattle and are in the mood for a scoop, then you have to check out Bluebird Ice Cream. You can find an array of delicious flavors at their shop and you can also find them at select farmer’s markets around the city.

Hours: Monday-Friday 2-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-8 pm
Where: 7400 Greenwood Ave N

Nutty Squirrel Gelato

Finally, we’re capping our list with another great gelato spot. Nutty Squirrel is only open for curbside pick up and delivery so be sure to hop online before going. They are well known in the city for their quality and tasty frozen goodness. So be sure to give them a try.

When: Daily 11 am-9 pm
Where: 7212 Greenwood Ave N

That’s our round-up of the best and craziest spots for ice cream in Seattle! We hope this helps you find your new favorite spot to grab a scoop. Enjoy folks!