As Utahn’s, we love our ice cream. It probably has something to do with summer temperatures that hover around 100 degrees!
The U.S. ranks #1 in consumption of ice cream in the world and Utah ranks #8 in amount of ice cream eaten per capita. We love us some cold, creamy frozen stuff, especially in these hot summer months.
In honor of July being National Ice Cream month, we asked for our reader’s favorite ice cream shops in Northern Utah and here's what they answered. (Note: All of the ice cream shops we've listed make their own delicious, fresh ice cream.)
Casper’s / Richmond – Casper’s is a malt shop/outlet store for Fat Boys. Casper’s was new to me until a few years ago when we made a stop there on our way home from Idaho. You travel down a little country road until you come to this sign. The day we were there, they had their Fat Boys ice cream sandwich seconds for 5 cents each. Isn’t that crazy! Mine seemed perfectly normal too. My total for my family of 7 came to 37 cents! They also had heavenly looking cones, shakes and splits.
USU Aggie Ice Cream / Logan – Utah State Alumni and fans alike agree that Aggie Ice Cream is some of the best in the state, but what else would you expect from an agricultural college creamery that's been producing ice cream since 1920? My favorite flavor is Aggie Bull Tracks (chocolate with caramel and peanut butter cups) but my kids go for the popular Aggie Blue Mint! It's my personal opinion that Aggie ice cream is worth the trip to Logan but if you happen to be closer to Midway, you can also get it at Heber Valley Milk and Artisan Cheese and select grocery stores including Lee's.
Farr Better Ice Cream / Ogden – Farr Better Ice Cream is a family owned company that has been in Ogden since 1920 when a good sized scoop was only a nickle! This original location on 21st Stret in Ogden is a blast from the past that is known for good customer service, huge servings, fair prices and lots of flavors to choose from. For more info check out this great review from Fun Things To Do In Utah.
Hatch Family Chocolates /Salt Lake City – Hatch Family Chocolates is located in the avenues of Salt Lake City. You may not have thought to check out the ice cream at Hatch Family Chocolates but it's every bit as good as their chocolates, especially with their homemade hot fudge or caramel sauce. Yum!
Iceberg Drive In / Salt Lake City – Iceberg Drive In is celebrating 58 years since it opened the original restaurant on 3900 S 900 E in Salt Lake City. Today they have locations throughout Utah where you can get your very own “world's best shake”. This one is the “mini”, it measured approximately 10 inches tall!
Leatherby's Family Creamery / Taylorsville, Draper, Salt Lake – Leatherby's Family Creamery was named “Best of State Ice Cream 2012-2015”. If you've never been there, the ice cream is amazing and the serving size is out of this world! If you're planning a trip to Leatherby's, you'll want to take this coupon from your Utah Happenings Entertainment Book.
BYU Creamery / Provo – BYU Creamery was recently given the honor of best ice cream in Utah by Business Insider.com. There are several locations across campus but the main location on 9th east (at BYU they call it the CONE or Creamery On Nineth East) is also a small grocery store. Hint: The Graham Canyon is so popular that they sell out of the boxes frequently. Go early if you want to take some of this home!
Rowley's Red Barn / Santaquin – Have you seen Rowley's Red Barn from I-15 in Utah County? If you've never stopped, you may not know that they are a family owned fruit farm with a store, fresh produce, freshly pressed cider and an ice cream shop where they sell 27 flavors of homemade ice cream! They also have a second store location in Washington, Utah where you can get their yummy, fresh ice cream.
Sub Zero / Locations across Utah – Sub Zero Ice cream is on our list because it started right here in Orem, Utah. Sub Zero has a unique approach to making ice cream to order, right in front of you, using liquid nitrogen. (My kiddos thought this was pretty amazing!) If you've never gone to Sub Zero, check out these discounts for various Sub Zero locations.
Northern Utah is home to some delicious ice cream shops, which shop is your favorite and what flavor do you crave?