The best ice cream in the Northwest is not in Seattle or Portland or even Yakima. It's in Ellensburg.

KAPP TV is reporting that Winegars in Ellensburg has been declared the best ice cream in the Northwest in an online poll conducted by Evening Magazine.

Winegars faced stiff competition against 15 other competitors that included Full Tilt Ice Cream in Seattle and Viking Feast in Paulsbo.

If you've ever eaten at Winegars this won't be a surprise.

Owner Kori Winegar says that their customers are in control. The focus is to make customers happy.

Winegar also says that they hope to expand beyond Ellensburg soon.