The beautiful sunny summer days are upon us in Seattle, and that means one thing: cold treats. Whether you are craving ice cream, coffee, or a sweet soda concoction, be sure to top off your summer day with a delicious Seattle-only goodie. Here’s your guide to tracking down some of Seattle’s greatest summer treats.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer: Stop by the iconic Pike Place Market and grab a ginger beer float! Try one of the many bubbly concoctions paired with silky smooth vanilla soft serve. Choose from flavors like white peach, pink guava and spicy pineapple, and add a shot of your choice to make it a boozy float. Or, try one of RGB’s sweet frozen cocktails like the pink guava mule – perfect for beating the heat.
Frankie & Jo’s Ice Cream: With flavors that change through the seasons, Frankie and Jo’s should be a must-see whenever you visit Seattle. They use creamy coconut milk and almond milk bases and everything is flavored with organic and plant-based products. This summer, try their Hello Sunshine flavor full of Hawaiian pineapples, yellow bell peppers and key limes in a freshly made gluten-free waffle cone.
Molly Moon’s: Try some of Seattle’s sweetest treats at Molly Moon’s. Taste local favorites like Stumptown Coffee and ‘Scout’ Mint – with extract from Washington-grown organic peppermint, or new and exciting seasonal flavors like Birthday Cake and Yeti – a sweet cream ice cream with homemade vanilla bean caramel and granola. Make it a sundae with sweet and salty toppings including Chukar Cherries grown in Washington, Cajeta Caramel sauce with Pacific Northwest honey, and whipped cream made from Smith Brothers in Washington.
Ellenos Greek Yogurt: Ellenos has been making Greek yogurt from their traditional family recipe for years. With 100% natural fruits and toppings that are sourced seasonally and locally, you won’t feel too guilty after this tasty treat. Try fan favorites like the Passionfruit, Marionberry Pie and Pumpkin!
Full Tilt Ice Cream: When you need a place to hang out and enjoy a frozen treat, try Full Tilt Ice Cream. This place is packed with new and vintage arcade games and pinball machines, and has an eclectic array of sodas, ice cream and music.
Marination Ma Kai: After a delicious meal at Marination Ma Kai, escape to a tropical paradise and dive into a Hawaiian shaved ice. Paired with a nice dollop of vanilla or coconut ice cream, their shaved ice comes in homemade syrup flavors like lychee, lilikoi, mango, guava or green tea.
Shug’s Soda Fountain: Get boozy with a prosecco float at Shug’s Soda Fountain, right next to Pike Place. Sip on a sweet root beer float or, tackle of their famous ooey gooey desserts like the S’mores Sundae with toasted marshmallows. If you are looking for an afternoon pick me up, try the sweet, creamy and buzz worthy affogato.