As cold as Fairbanks gets in the winter, summers can be downright steamy, with temperatures in the 90s for days on end. It's perfect ice cream weather, in other words, and Hot Licks is the place to go to make the most of it. It serves cones, sundaes, shakes, banana splits, fountain drinks, and—in recognition of the close ties between the 49th and 50th states—Hawaiian shave ice. They make their own ice cream, using ingredients such as local wild blueberries and cranberries.
- Frommer's Staff