If you’re taking a road trip this summer, it’s never a bad idea to stop for ice cream. And why not take the kids on a trip down memory lane by swinging into an old-fashioned ice cream parlor? Many of these establishments not only serve up sundaes and floats, but they also have local, organic ingredients, homemade treats and wifi! Here are some of our favorites.
Granny’s Gedunk Ice Cream Parlor
196 SW 2nd Street
Stevenson, WA 98648
An old-fashioned ice cream shop featuring Umpqua Ice Cream and homemade waffle cones, milk shakes and sundaes, Italian sodas, fresh popcorn and baked goods. Plus the best fresh squeezed lemonade around. Stop in for a cool and refreshing treat.
Elevated Ice Cream Co.
627 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
For over 30 years, the Elevated Ice Cream Co. has been treating folks with delicious treats in its modern, yet old-fashioned, Ice Cream Parlor and Candy Shop. Located in the historic seaport of Port Townsend on Water Street in the historic district, you’ll find Elevated’s homemade ice cream, sherbet, and Italian ices (non-dairy). Plus scrumptious home baked desserts, espresso beverages, chocolates and specialty candies.
Mallard Ice Cream
1323 Railroad Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Named as one of America’s top ice cream parlors by USA Today, Mallard’s focus is on fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Mallard has a working relationship with local farmers and uses many of their locally grown, organic fruits in their ice creams. They have even discovered some unique fruit for one-of-a-kind flavors like Aronia berry and Sea berry! A list of what products they purchase from NW farms is HERE.
Doyle’s Ice Cream Parlor
2229 W Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Doyles has been making their own ice cream since 1939, and is Spokane’s last working vintage soda fountain. When you enter Doyles Ice Cream Parlor, you are instantly taken back in time, with the original working soda fountain! Try a Banana Split, Sundae or an old fashioned shake, or float. Remember the old time fountain drinks? All of Doyle’s drinks are made from scratch – order a Green River, Chocolate Coke or come up with your own soda combination.
Ice Cream Renaissance
1925 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
Their cozy and charming atmosphere has created a loyal following of customers who like to hang out by the fireplace and surf on the wi-fi while eating their homemade ice cream treat. Besides ice cream, they feature a decadent choice of cakes from Piece of Cake bakery in Portland and fresh baked fruit pies from Willamette Vallley Fruit Company. Locally owned and operated, Ice Cream Renaissance is always inventing new ice cream flavor combinations.