Another food-truck-made-good in a permanent location, Molly Moon’s now has five locations around town, but still sends out its iconic baby-blue truck for special events — just follow your nose to the heavenly scent of their freshly made waffle cones.
Flavors range from classics like vanilla bean and strawberry to local specialties like Theo Chocolate or Stumptown Coffee (pro tip: get those two swirled together), with more adventurous rotating seasonal flavors (current offerings include blackberry bergamot and watermelon mint sorbet). Locally sourced, organic ingredients are the emphasis here. They also have vegan options and pints to go, as well as plenty of merchandise featuring their goofy-cute pug mascot, Parker Posey.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Best Ice Cream in Seattle
Molly Moon's Ice Cream. I remember when my husband and I moved to Seattle, we had friends who took us to all of their favorite hole-in-the-wall, funky places but this was one of the most memorable. Their menu is simple and divided into two parts: flavors they always have (strawberry, melted chocolate, salted caramel, etc), and the seasonal flavors (anything from stout ice cream to kiwi sorbet—it's great).
What to try? Sample all that you can. Get two small scoops of two amazing flavors—they will mesh better than you imagine. Careful about getting a double scoop cone, though—your eyes may soon feel much larger than your stomach! My first exposure to Molly Moon's made me fall in love, with a seasonal sundae that was featured on their blackboard: honey-lavender ice cream topped with lemon curd, homemade whipped cream (this stuff is uber thick and creamy), and bee pollen.
And, you can buy pints of their flavors and eat them at home as well! Are you a fan of Girl Scout "Thin Mint" cookies? Molly Moon's supports local Girl Scouts and buys boxes and boxes of them to make my husband's favorite Molly Moon's ice cream flavor, "Scout Mint." But try it with whipped cream and hot fudge, you'll thank us for it later.
Flavors range from classics like vanilla bean and strawberry to local specialties like Theo chocolate or Stumptown coffee (pro tip: Get those two swirled together). The changing seasonal flavors can be more adventurous, such as blackberry bergamot and watermelon mint sorbet, and locally sourced organic ingredients are the emphasis here.