Boise Ice Cream Shop Named Best In The State
We can't disagree! The ice cream at this shop is unique, incredibly delicious and they just opened their second location.
As we near the end of June, we know that temperatures in the 100s aren't far away! When things heat up in the Treasure Valley, it's only natural to want to cool down with a sweet treat for dessert. With so many ice cream and frozen yogurt shops in our area, how to you pick one to fulfill that sweet tooth? You scoop into the cold, hard crowd-source facts!
That's exactly what Food and Wine Magazine did for their article awarding the "Best Ice Cream Shop In Every State." They arrived at their winners by using an algorithm on Yelp data based on which shops had the most review and highest star rating. In Idaho, that left one shop standing: The STIL!
In their article, they praise Dan and Kasey's unique approach to pairing ice cream with adult beverages:
The downtown establishment doesn’t merely sling ice cream — the shop offers booze-infused flavors, affogatos, ice cream sandwiches and even beer and wine pairings. Grab a table and a flight of a few half scoops (like mascarpone and balsamic fig and butterscotch spiked with amber ale and Cracker Jacks) with a flight of beers. -FoodandWine.com
It's a big honor for the truly local ice cream shop that's come a long way since they opened in 2017. Over the past year, their ice cream has made it's way into coolers at Albertsons stores and is being served at iconic Treasure Valley venues like the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Idaho Botanical Gardens.
They've also expanded into Southeast Boise! The STIL's second store front just opened at 3724 S Eckert Rd in the Harris Ranch Mill District last week. Like it's counterpart in Downtown Boise, it serves all their custom ice cream options, cookie ice cream sandwiches, ones, brownies, floats and paninis. In the next few weeks, they'll finalize their beer and wine license to they can add their floats and flight pairings to the menu as well.
Not sure what flavors to try? Some of the owner's favorites for summer time are their Sunday Funday Strawberry Rose, When in Rome Lemon Olive Oil, Heart of Gold Caramel and Smoked Sea Salt and Idaho Wilderness Lavender + Berries.