Molly Moon’s Ice Cream

Written by on August 24, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(mollymoonicecream.com) – Wallingford

Molly Moon

How I heard of this place: When the establishment first opened, a friend and I decided we needed to sample the homemade ice cream. It seems that since then, the entire city has found out about Molly Moon’s.

Type of cuisine: A homemade ice cream boutique, combining “creamy dairy from happy, healthy, hormone-free Western Washington cows with sweet and savory local ingredients. Our attention is focused on seasonal fruits and herbs in combinations that are both familiar and surprising producing all kinds of flavors from childhood favorites to avant-garde adult-only fare.

Molly Moon

From Skagit Valley’s strawberries to Sequim’s lavender and Eastern Washington’s cantaloupes, Molly Moon’s is committed to using the best ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer, and occasionally we reach a little further south for Northern California fruit like organic Meyer Lemons and Napa Valley’s Blood Oranges. Our shop is a place where classic flavors like Vanilla Bean and Chocolate live alongside the creative and exotic Cardamom, Balsamic Strawberry, Rosemary Meyer Lemon, and even Maple Bacon in the winter!”

Molly Moon

Ambiance: Casual and small with limited seating at the window barquette or one of three, small tables. The space is always bustling, with a line stretching around the counter, out the door, down the block, and often around the corner. Bright and colorful interior with no fuss, extra decor or novelties.

Molly Moon

What I ordered: On this venture, my dining companion and I opted for a waffle cone and two kids scoops: Theo chocolate and bumberberry. I also sampled maple walnut and Vivace coffee, but have sampled “Scout” mint, honey lavender, balsamic strawberry and salted caramel on previous visits.

Molly Moon

What I loved: On this warm evening stroll, I most enjoyed the Theo chocolate! A dark, somewhat bitter chocolate, rich with flavor and creaminess. The bumberberry was more creamy, perhaps slightly milkier in flavor, with bits of sugar to enhance texture, but had less flavor overall. The waffle cone, prepared fresh and served warm, was slightly sweet and perfectly crispy.

Why I loved it: The place is always busy and the lines long, but the warm evening air and the friendly patrons patiently awaiting their turn at the counter make for an enjoyable experience.

Cost: Average to high ($6 for two small scoops on a waffle cone)

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