If there were ice cream shops as good as Sweet Alchemy near every college campus, nobody would graduate. This University District spot has some flavors you won’t see everywhere else, like makgeolli (Korean rice wine), smoked chocolate, and Persian rose, plus others with housemade cakes and cookie doughs mixed in. Our favorite is the Jitter Bars, which is overloaded with caramel and homemade espresso shortbread.
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