Nestled just off the quickly-developing heart of Holladay sits a charming neighborhood gelato shop: Iced.
Long-time Holladay resident Will Gibbs loves gelato, but always had a hard time finding some in his neighborhood. He took matters into his own hands and bought a home gelato maker. After years of experimenting, he felt he had just the right mix, and opened Iced with his sons Memorial Day weekend last year.
The gelato is made in-house completely from scratch with no bases, emulsifiers, or additives. Classic favorites like burnt almond fudge and bourbon butter pecan are among the best-sellers, as well as Oreo and espresso, which is made with La Barba coffee. Fresh fruit goes straight into flavors like mango, grapefruit, and coconut. You definitely don’t want to miss the raspberry during peak Bear Lake season.
While the gelato flavors are not too complex, Iced offers a unique selection of other options. They make shaved ice just the way you’ll find it at stands in Hawaii: a scoop of vanilla topped with flavored ice and finished off with a drizzle of cream.
Iced is also known for its signature Typhoons, which blend together gelato and shaved ice. Create your own flavors, ranging from margarita to what Iced calls an Ice Cap, made with real espresso.
As if the frozen treats aren’t enough, the cones are also noteworthy. The waffle cones are crafter using a house blend, sure to satisfy more than your average chain cone. If you haven’t tried a bubble cone, it makes the perfect warm addition to your gelato.
Whether you’re a fan of gelato, shaved ice, or a combination of the two, Iced is the perfect stop for a refreshing treat in this summer heat!
- 2245 E. Murray Holladay Rd., Holladay
- Monday to Thursday 12:00-9:30, Friday & Saturday 12:00-10:00
Sweet Endings is a recurring feature showcasing new and innovative sweet treats as well as some of Salt Lake City’s staple desserts written and photographed each week by Derek Deitsch. If you have any sweet tips, let him know! @derekdeitsch