5 Ice Cream Desserts to Try Before Summer’s End


When the weather swings from cool 50s to high 80s midday, it can be difficult to dress for—but there is one big benefit of the remaining dog days of summer. It gives you a great reason to cool off with a delicious frozen dessert.

Luckily, Park City restaurants have a lot to offer in terms of sweet treats. We featured many of our favorite frozen desserts in the current summer/fall issue, but since we couldn’t fit them all in, we wanted to include a few more spots where you can get your ice cream fix. Keep scrolling to see the sweet treats you don’t want to miss. 

Fletcher’s: ice cream trio

Fletcher's Ice Cream Trio

Pictured above is a selection of house-made ice creams including a white chocolate peanut butter (our fave), triple chocolate and bourbon. They have a rotating menu of options, including coconut sorbet, chocolate sorbet and more. It’s a delicious way to end dinner on a sweet note.

Riverhorse on Main: blueberry cobbler with ice cream

Blueberries are the quintessential summer fruit. And when they’re cooked to perfection with just the right amount of sugar, a bit of lemon juice and topped with toasted streusel and vanilla ice cream, you can’t beat it.

Vinto: house-made gelato

There’s nothing like finishing off pizza with a bowl of gelato, and the homemade gelato options at Vinto will transport you straight to Italy. With a range of flavors like stracciatella, pistachio, chocolate sorbet, butter pecan and mango, you can’t go wrong.

Park City Mercantile: Normal ice cream

Normal Ice Cream

Tucked in the back of this eclectic shop is a freezer full of delicious ice cream treats that are all made in Salt Lake City by hand by Alexa Norlin. Choose from ice cream “tacos,” sandwiches, pints and other incredible options.

Hugo’s Coffee: Wasatch Creamery ice cream

Hugo's Wasatch Creamery Ice Cream

Having a night in? Grab a pint to go at Hugo’s, where you can find locally crafted Wasatch Creamery ice cream in flavors such as lavender blueberry, ginger lime, coffee and mudpie—the latter two feature Hugo’s coffee. They also offer affogato—scoops of sweet cream ice cream with espresso shots poured on top. 


About Author

Locke Hughes is a freelance journalist currently based in Park City, who used to live in NYC until the mountains called. She believes long hikes and hot yoga — as well as wine and delicious food — play an important role in a happy life. Follow her outdoors and eating adventures on Instagram @lockehughes.

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