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Seattle: "Homemade" ice cream anywhere?

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sheitoon Sep 15, 2007 09:12 PM

Are there any small ice cream places in Seattle? I've read about some gelato places, but I want a place that sells creative, homemade ice cream. I don't mean anything like Coldstone. An example (if you've ever been to the Boston area) would be Christina's in Inman Sq. or the former Denise's in Davis Sq. or Herrel's or Lizzie's. I miss local ice cream joints :(

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    HungWeiLo RE: sheitoon Sep 15, 2007 10:50 PM

    I like Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream in Maltby (15 min east of Bothell). The factory is next to the shop.

    1. barleywino RE: sheitoon Sep 16, 2007 08:42 AM

      I miss Christina's too! I would try the gelato places while you are here (Gelatiamo, for example) and the trio of mini ice cream sandwiches at Crush.

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        jaydeflix RE: sheitoon Sep 16, 2007 06:44 PM

        There's some folks (Empire Ice Cream) selling at the ballard farmer's market on sunday's. The cucumber sorbet was delicious (esp. in a gin and tonic) and the sweet basil is equally nummy.

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          sheitoon RE: sheitoon Sep 16, 2007 10:16 PM

          Thanks for the suggestions.. I'll definitely have to check them out. Sweet basil - very interesting!

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            christy319 RE: sheitoon Sep 17, 2007 02:26 PM

            Check out the ice cream sold at Fran's in U Village. The lemon is out of this world, and I like the burnt sugar quite a lot also. They have a few other flavors.

            Unfortunately not IN the city but look at the website for Mora Ice Cream on Bainbridge and in Bellevue. It sounds like what you're after.

          2. amyh18 RE: sheitoon Sep 18, 2007 03:35 PM

            Empire Ice Cream is so good. The flavors are very unique and taste really fresh. They did a Sweet Corn ice cream that tasted like...well, fresh sweet corn. Not a hint of that oversweetened, sugary or artificial flavoring ick that is in most grocery store brands. I think they are based in Queen Anne.

            1. seattledebs RE: sheitoon Sep 18, 2007 04:55 PM

              This isn't in Seattle, but if you're on a hiking/road trip along the North Cascades Highway in Rockport/Marblemount, you must try the ice cream at Cascadian Farms. Hard ice cream, organic, good ingredients, and they use their own berries. Raspberry, blueberry, vanilla (amazing), chocolate, strawberry, and I think one or two other flavors. It's made me stop missing (finally) the homemade ice cream at an orchard in the middle of nowhere Ohio. It's really delicious.

              http://www.marblemount.com/cfarm/

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                nonbei RE: sheitoon Sep 18, 2007 06:32 PM

                Husky Deli in West Seattle. Don't know if it's 100% homemade, but very good nonetheless.

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