Sweet treat for everyone
The front desk team at Archer Hotel Redmond loves (loves!) ice cream. When guests ask where to go for a scoop, these are the team's fun recommendations.
Molly Moon’s Fresh homemade ice cream
Just a few blocks from Archer Hotel is one of Thrillist’s 15 Best Ice Cream Shops in Seattle. The seasonal flavors are creative and delicious, and you can (you should) order a “sampler” — a mini scoop of all flavors.
Frosty Barrel Unique fusion of wine bar and café, and ice cream shop
Part wine bar, part café and part ice cream shop, this stop is worth the 12-mile drive. Grab a seat by the fireplace and get ready to enjoy one of the Tipsy Hot Chocolates (the Mexican Fire is a year-round favorite) or the über-photogenic handmade ice cream “sushi.
Salt & Straw Habanero-laced goat cheese ice cream anyone?
Each unique ice cream flavor here has a story, and unsurprisingly, Thrillist named this shop as one of the 15 best in the Seattle area. Whether you try a flavor from the Eat Your Flowers Series or from the Classic West Coast, we think you’ll soon be screaming for more.
Milk Drunk Craft cocktails, seasonal soft serve and fried chicken sandwiches
Ice cream and fried chicken sandwiches? Yes, please — it’s an Archer Hotel front desk favorite. Add on a custom cocktail Painkiller Slushie or The Juice Box (serves two) for an off-the-clock win.
Frankie & Jo’s Ice cream from fruits, nuts and vegetables
Across Lake Washington in University Village, this vegan ice cream shop uses gum-free coconut milk and gluten-free oat milk, which helps impart the luscious, cream flavor. To try: California Cabin with smoked vanilla and pine ice cream with black pepper cardamom shortbread cookie throughout. Don’t miss: the special collab of key lime coconut ice cream with Siete Grain Free Mexican Wedding Cookies.