Seattle owns its rainy reputation. Despite the fact that the city doesn’t actually get that much rainfall every year, there’s a perpetual drizzle. Although it’s known for its overcast weather, Seattle is also famous for its spectacular summers. The city glows under the sun, while the waters in Lake Washington and Elliott Bay glitter. Seattle warms up as the summer progresses, peaking in August and September. Temperatures surpass the 70s and get up to 80 degrees – perfect ice cream weather.
After a recent trip up to the Emerald City, I was thrilled by the number of creameries around town.
Try these incredible Seattle creameries:
1. Molly Moon’s
A sustainability-focused creamery, Molly Moon’s is dedicated to using fresh ingredients from local farmers and making everything (from its pint containers to spoons) compostable. Not only can you eat Molly Moon’s in good conscience, but also in fresh waffle cones! One of my favorite Seattle creameries you just can’t miss.
These rich, frozen treats take us back to the basics. Their small rotating menu serves daily specials in classic fashion. Enjoy the flavors on a cone, in a sundae, or as a shake. Old School Frozen Custard also makes pies for customers to continue the creamy deliciousness at home.
Tucked in Pike Place Market, Shug’s Soda Fountain offers a modern twist on an old-timey classic. Daily flavors from the local Lopez Island Creamery are written up on the mirror behind the bar and served in every way you can imagine. Design your own soda or sundae or try a Shugsicle.
This teeny joint is a plant-based creamery, serving only vegan and gluten-free desserts. Frankie & Jo’s churns cashews into nut milk for their ice cream, sweetening it with organic cane sugar. The cones, toppings, and baked goods are all made in house so you know exactly what you’re eating. Talk about a guilt-free treat!
A family-owned deli that has become a Seattle institution, Husky Deli whips up more than 40 flavors of homemade ice cream. Choices range from classic Rocky Road to novel French Orange at this traditional spot. Husky’s feels like a homey throwback where everyone will find something to satisfy their sweet tooth.