Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle is certainly not lacking in loyal customers, and for good reason.
It’s a model neighborhood business with a strong community outreach program and high quality ice cream.
There are innovative and original flavors like Honey Lavender, Earl Grey, Balsamic Strawberry, and Salted Caramel.
The local favorite is Sasquatch, a chocolate ice cream with a mix of granola and spices.
Also on the menu are Vegan Cherry Chunk and frozen yogurt made from goat’s milk, for customers who prefer to avoid dairy.
Additionally, the homemade vanilla waffle cones are almost as popular as the unique ice cream itself.
The ice cream is reason enough to patronize the shop; however, Molly Moon’s also works hard at building a strong, sustainable community.
Its ingredients are all organic and acquired from farms in Washington and Idaho, and the company proudly supports local schools and food banks.
The latest addition to the sustainable shop was a new compost bin for all used cups, napkins, wrappers, and spoons.
After spending years in a travel-intensive job in the non-profit sector, owner Molly Moon Neitzel decided to plant roots in Seattle and build a business that felt like home.
She opened her first shop in 2008, and in spite of the great recession, has opened five additional shops in Seattle since then, becoming a favorite for locals and visitors alike.
By Jessica Hobbs with Lavinia Pisani for PeterGreenberg.com