Wasatch Front Ice Cream Tour — and the winner is …

Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News

Wasatch Creamery ice cream is currently available at the Salt Lake Farmers Market.

SALT LAKE CITY — Ten weeks and 10 ice cream shops later, our Wasatch Front Ice Cream Tour has come to a close.

From the end of June through Labor Day, I visited shops from Brigham City to Provo, sampling each shop’s most popular flavors and getting a read on what each shop is about.

My tour really only scratched the surface of what Utah’s ice cream scene has to offer, and if we had the time, we would have loved to do a statewide tour but, alas, there’s more work to get done than eat ice cream.

If I learned anything from this tour, it’s that the Wasatch Front isn’t suffering from a lack of top-notch ice cream shops. I would readily go back to almost every shop on the tour, and each had its own strengths.

But there was one shop that proved to be the ice cream of the crop.

And the winner is … (insert drumroll here) … Wasatch Creamery!

For anyone who has been following the tour, you may remember that I did not give any of the stops 4 out of 4 scoops, but that is an error I must now amend. I was admittedly a little gun shy to award the big 4 out of 4, but as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. Wasatch Creamery deserves kudos, so I’m amending their previous 3 out of 4 scoop score to be 4 out of 4.

The ice cream company specializes in small batches of artisan ice cream, and the obvious care put into each batch creates a high-quality, perfectly creamy, flavorful product that was unmatched at any of the other stops along the tour.

It is easy to see why their most popular flavors have won over customers. The lavender-blueberry had a fresh taste, and the salted Oreo was addicting.

The company’s focus is clearly quality over quantity. A single scoop there is certainly on the smaller side compared to what the same amount of money ($4 for a single scoop and $6 for a double) would get you elsewhere on the tour, but it’s worth it.

Perhaps my only complaint is that Wasatch Creamery doesn’t have a…

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