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How sweet it is: Montana-based Sweet Peaks Ice Cream plans to open a scoop shop in downtown Spokane

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

A Montana-based ice creamery expects to open a scoop shop in downtown Spokane this spring.

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, which already has a location in Coeur d’Alene, is “planning on opening the first week of April,” owner Marissa Keenan said in an email.

The spot is next door to Durkin’s Liquor Bar on West Main Avenue. But plans for it are still being finalized, Keenan said.

Sweet Peaks, founded in 2010, opened its CdA store in spring 2016. It was the first in the regional chain to be located outside of Montana. Other locations are in Whitefish, Missoula, Bigfork, Bozeman and Kalispell.

Each usually features nine signature flavors, plus another six to eight rotating flavors.

Classics are chocolate, vanilla, grasshopper mint, huckleberry, salty caramel, honey cinnamon, cupcake, espresso and coconut.

Seasonal flavors include orange cardamom, brown butter peach, chocolate-covered potato chip, peanut butter bacon, Bear Scat with chocolate-covered blueberries and Montana Christmas with Douglas fir tip-infused cream and a huckleberry swirl.

Most don’t include artificial flavor or color. Sweet Peaks also opts for natural stabilizers: guar gum in the ice cream and tapioca starch in the egg-free, non-dairy sorbet. The ice cream contains eggs and is made from a base using milk and cream from Montana dairies.

Find Sweet Peaks on the web at www.sweetpeaksicecream.com.

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