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Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream

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3453 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3708
12:00 - 22:00
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting here in the summer. New flavors often with local twists! Always great service and great ice cream!

Thank Q810YTchrist
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is one of our favor place to go in the summer. The chocolate is so and Alaska Blueberry is awesome.

Thank terrialso
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The ice cream is good but not any better than ones you can buy at the grocery store for much less. It's a novelty but not worth it.

Thank DAN S
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent homemade ice cream. If you hate gummy mass produced gallons full of artificial ingredients you will appreciate the quality of this ice cream!

Thank urbanjungleboywonder
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Expensive - but good size servings and yummy! Lots of flavors and types of ice cream (floats, sundaes, etc) to choose from.

Thank elizchurch
Anchorage, Alaska
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257 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

What a cute little place this is! Hot Licks is a 20x20 ice cream shop off of College Rd that exudes an old-school vibe. Their homemade ice cream is 16% butterfat cream and their flavors contain natural ingredients. A variety of treats are available- cones and cups, sundaes, and shakes- so there is a little something for everyone. My husband... More 

Thank Sarah V
Nikiski, Alaska
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been coming here since I was a little girl and I'll keep coming as long as they are open. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for (it's delicious) and they give you a pretty good portion even for a single. They have great flavors too! I especially love the AK blueberry!

Thank AKgrown_goes_to_Indo
Menlo Park, CA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Ice cream for peak Fairbanks temperatures. My favorite flavor so far is Alaska Blueberry. Ginger was very mild for me. Rich, creamy, real ice cream that does fine on its own without cheapo candy mix-ins. (No, that franchise Coldstone does not serve real ice cream.) Prices are high, as anything that doesn't belong in your healthy diet, especially when raw... More 

Thank bayareaxplant
Fairbanks, AK
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Hot Licks operates from a small store on College Rd near the University. They serve locally made ice cream, sherbets, milkshakes, and banana splits. You order from outside through a takeout window. The variety of flavors is huge and often features local berries. There are occasionally low-sugar varieties for those cautious about calories. Servings are generous enough that I often... More 

Thank akakie
Greensboro, North Carolina
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great little spot near Univ of A Fairbanks. Great choice of flavors. I had a choc chip coconut. Others loved the rum raisin. The kick was a coffee ice cream that tasted of expresso!! Near tried a coffee ice cream like that!

Thank konagirl2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3453 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3708
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-479-7813

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?