A true Alaskan enjoys their ice cream year-round, but July is when the local shops really pull out all the stops. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Rochelle’s Ice Cream Shoppe located at 37501 Eklutna Lake Rd., Chugiak. The little colorful shop has a variety of flavors like Arctic Winter Nights, Alaskan Blueberry, and Alaskan Fireweed and Honey. It’s well worth the short drive to Chugiak.

Sno Flo Alaska is a local favorite located at 5905 Lake Otis Pkwy., d. Featuring blended ice cream with shaved ice, there are always 13 flavors, though they change seasonally. From chocolatey to fruity, there’s something for everyone—and it’s always creamy. All ingredients are made in house and customized to how fluffy you’d like it. Toppings are available including sweet, condensed milk.

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Elim Café at 561 West Dimond Blvd. isn’t necessarily an ice cream shop, but they have a dessert menu that will leave you drooling. The little café is known for live performances and small plates, but it’s the ice cream that made it famous. A variety of mix-ins are available, and local fruits are highlighted during the summer.

Check out the SoYo Yogurt Shoppe at 1330 Huffman Rd., Suite D if you prefer a little tang to your frozen treat. An impressive bar of toppings, from fruity to crunchy and chocolatey, is available so you always get exactly what you want. Try all of Anchorage’s frozen dessert destinations and decide for yourself which is best.