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The 9 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Ballard, Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Finding the best Ice cream spots has never been easier. We created theultimate list of the top Ice cream spots by evaluating the top restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Check out everything you need to know about the best Ice creamrestaurants below.

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Salt & Straw

Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

D'Ambrosio Gelato

Italian
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Cupcake Royale and Verite Coffee

$6 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery

American
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Pie Bar Ballard

American · $10 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

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Nutty Squirrel Gelato - Phinney Ridge

Italian · $5 avg. price for 1 ice cream
Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Nutty Squirrel Gelato - Magnolia

American
Seattle, Magnolia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Fainting Goat Gelato

Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Midnight Cookie

American · $3 avg. main dish
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Ice cream craving shouldn't be so tough. We pored over ratings for 10951 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1286 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what CultureTrip, Hoodline and Infatuation had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in CultureTrip - Where to Find Seattle’s Best Dessert Spots, Hoodline - Top spots to satisfy Seattle’s sweet tooth on National Dessert Day and Infatuation - Where To Get Dessert Delivery & Takeout In Seattle. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • The perfect match for your cookie dough ice cream

    When having cookie dough ice cream, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts about Ice cream

  • United States's National Ice Cream Day

    The love for ice cream is unlimited in United States - that’s why they celebrate National Ice Cream Day every year.

  • A 3,010 pounds feast

    On June 28, 2014, United States’s Ice cream fans celebrated a new world record by the strawberry ice-cream, weighing 3,010 pounds.

  • October = Ice cream festival

    Did you know that every year in October foodies in Utica, United States celebrate their passion for Ice cream? The Utica Ice Cream Festivalis held annually.


Parking info

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