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“Always pick the blueberry!”

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream
Ranked #4 of 8 Dessert in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream is a seasonal ice cream producer and retailer operating from May through August. Hot Licks was established in 1986 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Description: Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream is a seasonal ice cream producer and retailer operating from May through August. Hot Licks was established in 1986 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I love the different flavors, but I can't help but pick the blueberry, as it is classic Alaskan and not something you can get elsewhere. You can go to their store on College Road for all the choices and the fun atmosphere, but you can also pick up a scoop at the Riverboat Discovery landing, although the flavors are much more limited. This is a must stop, no matter why time of year you are in Fairbanks.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The word is that Alaskans eat a LOT of ice cream--after a trip to Hot Licks in Fairbanks, I can see why. Our family in Fairbanks recommended the Prudhoe (named after the Arctic Prudhoe Bay) Double Chocolate. OK....I am swooning thinking about it!! Imagine the best chocolate fudge you have ever had somehow fused with high quality chocolate ice cream....got it? You are not there, but you are getting close! Hot Licks Prudhoe....why Alaskans eat more ice cream than those of us who live in the lower 48.

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2  Thank Susan E
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This ice cream shop came as a recommendation and the ice cream was so good we made several visits to the shop.
Everything is "walk-up" - no inside seating although they have a tent with a few benches and tables and there are a few benches outside. You place your order at one window, pick it up at another and then enjoy the most notable ice cream around. The shop features about 20 assorted flavors that change on a daily basis. The flavors are as unique as the setting and you will be able to enjoy ice cream you've not had before.
By all means plan a stop at this shop. The ice cream is also on the menu of many restaurants in Fairbanks but the selection is best at the ice cream shop.
It is a little pricey but well worth stopping by. In the summer they are open until 11:00 pm.

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2  Thank Ram1995
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I am spoiled by Boston ice cream shops like Christina's and JP Licks. Hot Licks doesn't quite compare to those, but by Fairbanks norms, this is THE best ice cream around. Give it a shot and I think you will agree.

Thank Shantap
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had some time to kill before hoping on our flight to return home so we figured we would get some ice cream. We stopped at hot licks and enjoyed our cones greatly. It was very pricey, but that is par for the course in Alaska. The only disappointing part was when I dropped the last part of my cone and ice cream on the ground.

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Thank ut_jd
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