Sink your teeth into Alaska’s sweetest treats

Local ingredients are what define Alaska fare, and the state’s sweets are no exception. Ingredients like fireweed, blueberry and birch syrup are penetrating the world of sweets in Alaska, and local bakeries, chocolate shops, ice creameries and more are running with it.

Wherever your Alaska vacation takes you, there is sure to be a pint of ice cream or a warm pastry to greet you. Sadly, there is not enough room in this article to tell you all of the places you should add to your itinerary to satisfy a sweet tooth, but here is a taste!

Take your taste buds on a wild journey with the adventurous flavors from Wild Scoops, a micro creamery in Anchorage that is not afraid of trying bold flavors like Sitka swirl (salted caramel and Alaska sea salt) or Snow (vegan coconut and toasted flakes). Get a taste with a classic cone or ask for a baked Alaska upgrade and get toasted marshmallow fluff to take your treat to the next level.

Experience Alaska flavor and hospitality in one at Juneau’s first handmade ice cream shop, Coppa. Coppa is dedicated to making people happy by serving up scoops that satisfy every ice cream craving, such as All the Creamy Cookies, Nutmeg, Thin Mint and Allspice Apple Pie.

Head to The Crepery in Fairbanks for a taste of crepes that you’ll be dreaming about for weeks. There are plenty of menu options to choose from, but make sure you check the specials board for rotating flavors. Customer service is key at this joint, they are happy to whip up gluten-free crepes for those with dietary restrictions.

Don’t miss out on some of the local produce at Homer’s Two Sisters Bakery. From scones and croissants to pies and cakes, this bakery in historic Old Town Homer fills its breads and pastries with in-season local flavor at every opportunity. From its humble beginnings in a lean-to shed, Two Sisters has grown into a full-size bakery loved by many.