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Hot Licks has been making small batch super-premium ice cream for thirty years. During that good time our dedication to quality has resulted in numerous accolades from critics and from loyal fans.

Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Annual Reader’s Choice First Place Winner for ice cream and milkshakes every year from 2003 to 2014.

L.A. County Fair
National Ice Cream Competition
Super-Premium Category

2 Gold
1 Silver
1 Bronze

3 Gold
1 Bronze

Child Magazine
August 2001 (Best of Everything Issue)
Featured as one of the “Most Excellent Ice Cream Shops in the Country”

TAUCK World Discovery
June 2008
Selected by TAUCK as one of the ten best ice cream shops in the world

July 2008
Lynn O’Rourke Hayes (editor)
Selects Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream  
As among the five best in the USA

Food Network Magazine

July 2013-Food Network Magazine's story "50 States 50 Ice Cream Treats"

The editors of Food Network Magazine have named the Rum Raisin ice cream from Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream the most delicious in Alaska.

Fodor's Travel

June 2015 - Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream has been chosen among "America's Best Ice Cream Shop."