Nothing completes a day in Idaho better than an impeccable scoop of ice cream. No matter the weather, you can trust that there are plenty of towns in the Gem State serving your favorite frozen treat. Idahoans take their dessert selection very seriously. The best ice cream parlors are as follows, each one holding a unique and high standard for natives and tourists alike.
This shop is home to a variety of handcrafted flavors, each made in-house. They also have espresso and baked treats, such as their brown butter sea salt cookies which are absolutely heavenly! You will seriously want to try every variety of ice cream here, so if you’re in town stop in for a few samples of their unique kinds. Their buttermilk huckleberry is a North Idaho favorite!
Tucked along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene is this hidden gem. Harrison Creamery is the perfect stop along your lake adventure for a waffle cone or a bit of fudge. The views here are a bonus, and provide plenty of spectacle while you enjoy what this little spot has to offer. Root beer floats and rocky road make you feel right at home here!
This well-hidden secret is known to any local, so if at first glance you don’t find it just ask! A seasonal favorite, this parlor offers the biggest scoops of most any other, making them well worth the trip. Not only are the portions grand, but their ice cream is absolutely amazing, as is their selection of sundaes and shakes. Get in line, because it’s sure to be a popular spot any time of day!
The aroma of homemade waffle cones will envelope your senses as soon as you walk through the door. This cute store has a bit of everything in addition to their tasty ice cream. Just hearing fresh soft pretzels would make any anyone’s mouth water. Stop in to check out the gift shop, after grabbing your favorite indulgence of course!
You really can’t get any more local than Reed’s, as all their ice cream is made right on the farm with fresh milk from their very own dairy cows. Their rich chocolate milk is a drink you must try to accompany any of the delights you may choose from in this establishment. They truly have the world’s best ice cream, and the best dairy products around! Support your local farmers and stop in for some truly great tastes.
For those that love a little soda with their ice cream, head to this Boise favorite. They’ll be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, especially those with a nostalgic side. With homemade cones, classic ice cream sodas and boat sized banana splits, you’ll get a little weak in the knees waiting in line.