The Best Ice Cream Spots in Lake Chelan

by | Jun 27, 2024 | Food, Things to Do

It’s ice cream season!!!

Nothing beats the Lake Chelan heat on a long summer day like a refreshing ice cream cone (or ice cream adjacent treat!), and we’ve got lots of options around town to satisfy every sweet tooth!

Check out these top spots for ice cream in Lake Chelan.

1. The Ice Cream Parlor at The Landing

The Landing

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Located in historic downtown Chelan, The Ice Cream Parlor at The Landing is conveniently located to both Riverwalk Park and downtown boutiques, making it a perfect stop during a downtown stroll!

The Ice Cream Parlor at The Landing is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm!

2. Pat & Mike’s

Pat & Mikes

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One of Lake Chelan’s best-kept secrets, Pat & Mike’s is stealthily located within the Chevron on Highway 97A as you head into or out of town. Whether it’s your first or last vacation stop, you won’t regret popping by to see what the buzz is about!

Pat & Mike’s is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm!

3. Lake Chelan Toys & Sweets

Chelan Toys & Sweets

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Come for the expansive toy selection, stay for the treats! Lake Chelan Toys & Sweets is located in the heart of historic downtown Chelan and has an ice cream flavor for every family member! They also offer “dirty sodas” and milkshakes. Yum!!

Lake Chelan Toys & Sweets is open Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm.

4. Lakeview Drive-In


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More than just classic burgers and french fries, the Lakeview Drive-In also serves delicious soft-serve, hard ice cream in a variety of rotating flavors, and milkshakes! It’s the perfect spot to pop into after a long day on the lake or a full day’s activities at nearby Don Morse Park.

Lakeview Drive-In is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm!

5. Froyo Earth

Froyo Earth

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For a lighter but equally refreshing treat, check out Froyo Earth across from Campbell’s Resort in Chelan! They have a wide variety of flavors (think Pomegranate Orange Guava, New York Cheesecake, and Dutch Chocolate!) and customizable toppings to make it an extra fun experience.

Froyo Earth is open daily from 12 pm to 9:30 pm!

7. Tropical Sno

Tropical Sno

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We love a refreshing shaved ice on a hot summer day! Tropical Sno is conveniently located in downtown Manson, just a short walk from The Lodge and mere steps from Lake Chelan! This seasonal favorite will quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet craving!

Tropical Sno is open daily from 12 pm to 7 pm!

8. Watson’s Alpenhorn Café


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Another local seasonal favorite! Watson’s Alpenhorn Café is located 10 miles up the south shore of Lake Chelan, and it’s more than worth the drive! Take in the quiet and pristine nature of the south shore while enjoying one of Watson’s famous milkshakes or ice cream cones.

Watson’s Alpenhorn Café is open Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm!

9. Green Dot Sub Shop

Green dot

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More than a sandwich shop, the Green Dot Sub Shop is just a short walk from The Lodge and has a fantastic array of ice cream flavors and milkshakes! Grab a cone and enjoy a walk around Manson’s charming downtown.

Green Dot Sub Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm!

Grab a Late Night Treat at The Lodge!

Sunrise by the pool

Didn’t make it to the ice cream shop before closing? No worries, The Lodge has you covered with a freezer full of frozen goodies! We’re around from 7 am to 11 pm, so you can satisfy your craving no matter the hour!

Psst…we heard that Manson’s newest bakery, VonHart Goods, will soon be offering ice cream as well! Stay tuned for more details!

The Lodge is located in the heart of the Village of Manson, within walking distance of beautiful Lake Chelan. We have plenty of BBQ stations, fire pits, and a private pool to make it a perfect summer getaway!Book online or give us a call today to book your summer stay in the Lake Chelan Valley. We look forward to hosting you!