Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wild Scoops

Wild Scoops is located on E Street, between W 4th and W 5th Avenue, in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.



This small-batch microcreamery uses many local Alaska products in its creations. As with many spots in Alaska, they will have much different summer hours than winter hours.

You can even get a Baked Alaska topping with your ice cream. I didn't get one this time, but maybe next time.




There are roughly six Classic flavors, including:

  • Redoubt's Revenge, a chocolate ice cream that includes cayenne and cinnamon. The cayenne is on the back end and subtle (at least to my palate), but it's so good.
  • Yukon Gold, another classic flavor in the lineup which includes potato chip toffee, made with chips from Alaska Chip Company. The ideal mix of sweet and savory.
  • Sitka Swirl, one of the most popular choices. Salted caramel swirl with Alaskan sea salt.
There are also rotating seasonal flavors. I first tried the Buttermilk Blueberry, usually a popular choice with locals. It's a tangier ice cream due to the buttermilk base, and for me it was a bit strong.

I ordered a single scoop ($4) of the AK Honeycomb, which features homemade honeycomb candy made with Gabel Family Honey (Palmer, AK). Lovely sweetness, but not overly sweet. For me, just right. As with many local scoop shops, you'll get your money's worth for that single scoop.





Right after I ordered, a steady flow of customers appeared. I'd like to say that my constant tourist-like picture taking played a factor, but it was post-dinner dessert rush anyway.



Wild Scoops has long had rave reviews, and it's easy to see why. Quality ice cream, interesting flavors, and commitment to supporting local businesses. 9/10

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