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Brain Freeze opens South Hill location

There’s a new spot in Spokane for ice cream. Brain Freeze Creamery has opened a second retail location. The new store, located at 3103 S. Grand Blvd. on the South Hill, opened on Sunday, or National Ice Cream Day.

Taste of Tradition

HARRISON, Idaho – The Harrison Creamery and Fudge Factory is nearly impossible to pass up. Maybe it’s the quaint and charming façade, the colorful displays of fudge in the front window or the aroma of fresh-baked pie seeping out onto the sidewalk. Maybe it’s the memories of creamy, cold ice cream on hot days on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Huckleberries: Kootenai GOP to discuss whether rights act has too much ‘religion’

The wacky Kootenai County Republicans are at it again. Last month, the Elephants were asked to approve a resolution requesting that Idaho be declared a “Christian state.” They shot that one down sans discussion but not before it gained national attention. On Tuesday, the local Pachyderms will discuss a draft resolution calling for Idaho to “subtract the words” from the Idaho Human Rights Act. Actually, the resolution wants one word subtracted from the act: “religion.” Although the language in the “whereases” is confusing, it appears that the unknown sponsor wants Christian business owners to be able to refuse service to LGBT individuals. The city of Coeur d’Alene has adopted an ordinance that makes such a refusal unlawful. Never a dull moment when the Elephant herd gathers. Remembering Rocky

Readers’ ice cream odes

To celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, the Food section asked readers to share their fondest ice cream memories. Today we have the results.

Apple Cup Crisp ice cream favorite in national contest

Apple Cup Crisp ice cream is a real winner. The frozen flavor from Washington State University recently won a national ice cream contest. It’s been named grand champion of the 2014 Progressive Dairyman magazine’s Flavor Faceoff.

For real local flavor, try lilac ice cream

Local legend has it that the first lilac bush was planted at a homestead near Hillyard after traveling by trunk from Minnesota in 1882. Another story puts the city’s first lilacs in the yard of J.J. Browne, a lawyer and developer who planted them in 1906.

Flavor nectarine ice cream to your liking

 July – National Ice Cream Month – is pretty much peak season for nectarines.  What better way to celebrate both than to combine them into one delicately sweet dessert?

Coconut milk ice cream offers alternative to frozen dairy dessert

Coconut milk makes a silky smooth ice cream base. And using maple syrup, sugar or agave instead of honey makes these recipes vegan. Coconut Honey Lime Lime juice and zest provide a tangy zing to this super-simple and refreshing three-ingredient recipe. 2 (13.66-ounce) cans coconut...

A new kind of cool: The Scoop

Call it ice cream-istry. The Scoop on Spokane’s South Hill is making its own frozen dessert, and it’s using a super-cool substance in the process: liquid nitrogen.

I scream, you scream

It was wedding bells that brought Katy and Jim Byrnes to the ice cream truck business. The two – who both have children from previous marriages – wanted to find a way to pay for their wedding three years ago.

Fancy flavors give new twist to ice cream

Coming soon to a freezer aisle near you – balsamic vinegar ice cream. Plus, hot sauce ice cream. And maybe even tomato. “You’re seeing the same kinds of trends in ice cream that you’re seeing in other foods,” said Peggy Armstrong, spokeswoman for the International Dairy Foods Association. “People are willing to experiment.”

Man arrested after hiding meth in ice cream

A 60-year-old man was arrested after a Spokane County Sheriff's Office deputy discovered a baggie of meth hidden in a quart of ice cream in the man's car.