Searching for the best Ice Cream? Bill Bailey Travel Club has got you covered.
If you are in need of a good excuse to head out for ice cream you should take note: July is just around the corner and it is National Ice Cream Month. If you are traveling through the Pacific Northwest, here are a couple of the top stops for an amazing ice cream experience.
What’s the Scoop: Portland, Washington
This small batch ice cream shop features ice cream and sorbets made from scratch that has been frozen with liquid nitrogen. The shorter freezing times means smaller ice crystals and above average creaminess in the final product. Products are made with real ingredients, like roasted nuts and coffee, and they have unique fortune cookie cones, nut brittles, and toffees on the menu in addition to their ice cream offerings.
Lick Pure Cream: Multiple locations, Washington
This ice cream spot is known to be a feast for your taste buds. The inspiration for their flavors come from everyday life. The owners hope that when you visit their store, the life force from those important moments of their lives and yours will come together through their unique flavors and bring a smile to your face. There are multiple locations open in Washington and L.A. More information is available online at lickpc.com.
Salt and Straw: Multiple locations, Oregon
If you take a little luck, a little strategy and a big love for ice cream, family, and locally sourced food, you will have the basic ingredients that went into creating this Oregon ice cream shop. The idea behind it was to create a spot where neighbors, families, and friends could celebrate with one another while enjoying fun and interesting ice cream flavors. By all accounts, the owners have achieved their goal. Come see what all the fuss is about. Saltandstraw.com.
Red Wagon Creamery: Oregon
This creamery is one of the premier small-batch ice cream makers in the Pacific Northwest. Everything is made from scratch, ingredients come from local farmers, brewers, beekeepers, and producers. They seek to use flavors that coincide with seasonal changes and pride themselves in creating a wide range of super-premium ice cream flavors. They have shops in Eugene if you want to sample their wares and their flavors can also be purchased by the pint at local groceries through the Northwest.