Monday, January 26, 2015

new today: brûléed grapefruit sorbet

To get the flavor of a juicy grapefruit covered in caramelized sugar, we started with the juice and zest of California grapefruit and added in our house vegan caramel sauce made with just lemon juice and cane sugar. The result is a flavor that starts bright and juicy and finishes complex and caramel-y.

Available now through February 15th.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meet the artist: Katherine Moes



This winter we're excited to adorn our shops and home kitchens with this beautiful, limited edition print by Seattle artist Katherine Moes. Katherine's illustration displays the origins of some of our favorite winter flavors: clementine sorbet, Meyer lemon ice cream, brûléed grapefruit sorbet and Rachel’s Ginger Beer blood orange sorbet. Using gouache paint and brush, Katherine is both meticulous and playful as she breathes the life of these raw ingredients onto paper.

About the artist:
Katherine’s love of science inspired her to get a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After college she tried her hand at zoo keeping, animal conservation, birding and vet assisting, before entering into full-time motherhood with her two children (all while painting animals in her spare time). This past year Katherine completed the Natural Science Illustration certificate program at the University of Washington. The marriage of her science education and artistic leanings found a path to further explore and grow. She loves being a creative participant within this illustration tradition.

Prints are available in shops and online.



Monday, January 12, 2015

meyer lemon is here!



































One of Molly's favorite seasonal flavors, we make Meyer lemon ice cream every year with super special fruit from Lemon Ladies Orchard in Emerald Hills, California. Our team has been busy juicing and zesting hundreds of pounds of lemon. The combination of Meyer lemon zest and juice cuts the richness of our ice cream with rich, bright lemony flavor. 

Available in all shops through February 1st.

Editor's note: We've gotten some feedback that it's hard to figure out how to comment on this blog. We're working on a redesign/relaunch for this winter, but until then, just click on the little blue link next to the envelope icon that says 'comments'!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

don't miss: clementine sorbet

This is the first of our winter citrus flavors! We're using organic California clementines that are hand-juiced & hand-zested by our kitchen team for a wonderful, creamy (albeit dairy-free!) flavor.

Available in our Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and U Village shops through January 25th.

Editor's note: We've gotten some feedback that it's hard to figure out how to comment on this blog. We're working on a redesign/relaunch for this winter, but until then, just click on the little blue link next to the envelope icon that says 'comments'!

Friday, January 2, 2015

happy news! we're open for business!



happy new year!!! we're so excited to reopen all our shops today, and hope you'll come visit us for the  first weekend of 2015! our current seasonal flavors are eggnog ice cream, chocolate orange ice cream, clementine sorbet, and of course, vegan salted caramel ice cream! and my favorite seasonal ice cream is coming out january 12th: meyer lemon ice cream! see you soon!


molly moon

p.s. thank you so much for all of your support these last few days! we've gotten a lot of love from our customers and community and it means the world to me.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

shops closed through long christmas weekend due to dairy recall

update 9:25 a.m. 12/26/14: as we learn new information about Snoqualmie Ice Cream's recall, we have decided to remain closed until all of our kitchens can be tested. please check back for details about when we will reopen. thank you so much for your patience while we are diligent about our community's safety.
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our shops will be closed a few extra days around the Christmas holiday this year. our dairy partner, Snoqualmie Gourmet, has announced a voluntary recall of all their product -- which includes the milk and cream we use to make all our ice creams. to be 100% safe this holiday season, we are shutting down, making all new ice cream and starting fresh. shops will re-open on Friday the 26th.

customers who have any molly moon's ice cream should dispose of it or return it to the shop of purchase for a refund. if you have questions or concerns, please call Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Inc. at 213-316-8323 during normal hours of operations (Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm PST).

the important thing is that no one has gotten sick. we are doing this out of an abundance of caution.

Barry and Shahnaz Bettinger, the owners of Snoqualmie Gourmet, have been amazing partners & dear friends to Molly Moon’s since the very beginning. their recall is a very difficult situation for everyone involved.

for full information on the Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall, see here.



Barry with Molly's daughter, February Moon. 

thank you so much for understanding. have a safe & happy holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

our winter flavor calendar & download!
















































This season, there will be plenty of jewel-bright winter citrus, and some of our favorite Asian-inspired flavors, like toasted black sesame and the aromatic medley of Thai tea. And since indulgence is a favorite seasonal pastime, we’ve got the likes of fudge brownie chunk and brown butter caramel popcorn, best enjoyed at home, with friends like Hannah & Jessa, Crosby & Jasmine. Here's the whole roster of what's in store for winter:

December

22 clementine sorbet

January

12 meyer lemon ice cream
19 bourbon toffee crunch ice cream
26 brûléed grapefruit sorbet

February

2 caramel popcorn brown butter ice cream
2 vegan coconut chunk
9 fudge brownie chunk ice cream
16 blood orange RGB sorbet

March

2 black sesame ice cream
9 thai tea ice cream

A very important note on our flavor calendar: while we make every attempt to stick to these dates, we work with small farms & purveyors, so occasionally dates are subject to change due to harvest unpredictability! Keep an eye on our flavors page for updates, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for news (& pics!) of each new flavor.

And you can store some winter flavor for later! 


Want to keep this pretty picture somewhere you can see it? You can download it for your computer or phone & we've got lots of options for you! Follow the links to download for your favorite screen:

widescreen (iMac, 60", Dell laptop)
midsize (MacBook, including retina)
old school (4:3 ratio)
iPhone (naturally)