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Akutaq is a food in western Alaska and northern Canada. It is a Yup'ik word, meaning something mixed.[1] Other names include agutak (ᐊᑯᑕᖅ), Eskimo ice cream, Indian ice cream, Native ice cream or Alaskan ice cream. Traditionally it was made with whipped fat mixed with berries like cranberries, salmonberries, crowberries, cloudberries, and blueberries, fish, tundra greens, or roots with animal oil or fat. It may also include whitefish, Reindeer tallow, moose tallow, walrus tallow, caribou tallow, or seal oil. There is also a kind of akutaq which is called snow akutaq.

Iced Akutaq.jpg
Iced akutaq made from raspberries and blueberries
Alternative names Eskimo ice cream, Native ice cream, Alaskan ice cream
Type Dessert
Place of origin United States and Canada
Region or state Alaska, Canadian Arctic
Created by Eskimo of Alaskan Natives and Native Siberians
Main ingredients fish or meat, fat, sweetener berries
Cookbook: Akutaq  Media: Akutaq

Recent additions include sugar, milk, and Crisco.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Lesson One: Words". Alaskool. Archived from the original on 6 April 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-10.