Summer is here and as temperatures rise we’re all going to be headed to get one thing, ice cream! Staying cool is the main objective during these summer months and as harsh as the heat can be, a cool sweet treat will surely suffice.
The Who’s Who?
It’s the 21st century and ice cream has taken on many different faces and flavors. If you like a more thick consistency, the sweet thickness of gelato may be just the thing you need this summer. However, if you want something a little more light and refreshing, the fruitiness of sorbet is just what you need. Or if you just want to stick with your standard ice cream cone topped with chocolate, vanilla, or both, that is just as good. No matter the flavor or texture, ice cream will definitely be your primary delight. But for those of us who may not be ready to go out and get the scoop just yet, there is a way you can enjoy a sweet treat like everyone else from the comfort of your own home.
Self-Serve Your Soft Serve
DIY Ice cream! It may sound a little scary at first but there are several ways you can curate your own sweet delight! One of the quickest and most efficient recipes is known as the “ Freeze and Stir/Plastic Bag Method”. By combining milk, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and a little salt you will be well on your way to your own tasty creation. If you can’t cook and would rather leave the stress on someone else, there are a couple of great locations in Bothell that can be of great service to your chilled sweet tooth.
Who’s the Scoop in Bothell
Located a couple of minutes from our 98th Avenue community, delight in customizable flavorings such as Banana Pudding or Black Cherry Tart at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt; you may also want to try some of their more unique flavors like Blue Raspberry Sorbet made with Sour Patch Kids. If froyo isn't your thing, you can also swing by Snoqualmie Ice Cream for more traditional flavors like vanilla or chocolate. Just off the 522, enjoy a smooth, rich cup of some of the best ice cream you have ever tasted.
From local to national chains, the city of Bothell has many options to try this summer to fulfill your ice cream cravings! Be sure to find your flavor soon. July is National Ice Cream month, enjoy!