Molly Moon Neitzel has been passionate about making ice cream since her college gig at The Big Dipper -- a scoop shop and neighborhood institution in Missoula, Montana – but never dreamed ice cream could take over her life. After a crazy career in the political and music industries as the executive director of Music for America, Molly decided to give in to her creamy, frozen obsession. In the spring of 2008, aiming to give the people of Seattle what they were missing most, she opened Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Wallingford, a great neighborhood hang-out where families, kids, hipsters, and ice cream addicts alike could congregate and celebrate their favorite dessert.
At Molly Moon’s we combine 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. 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!
We just know the cozy atmosphere of our shops will make you want to stop by for a cone and hang a while with friends and neighbors. And don't be fooled by the cute cups our gourmet treats are served in or the stylish design of our Wallingford & Capitol Hill shops; the dishes are 100% compostable and Seattle's latest favorite hang-outs were built with sustainable materials and reclaimed timber from local historic buildings.
Drop in... we can't wait to hand you a scoop!