Lately I have been thinking about how privileged I am to live just outside of Seattle – a city overflowing with a true variety of culinary options. So while the primary focus of this blog will be baking, I will also be taking the opportunity to explore this city and share with you what I find!
That said, I was watching the Food Network the other day and Bobby Flay was raving about frozen custard. Ice cream is one of my favorite things in this world, so I had to give it a try.
Peaks Frozen Custard
There are two highly rated frozen custard locations in Seattle: Peaks Frozen Custard and Old School Frozen Custard. Last Thursday my friend Sharon and I decided to give Peaks a try!
The custard was SO GOOD – so incredibly creamy and smooth. We both ordered sundaes. While my sundae was great, I think next time I will simply order the custard by itself – it is so good on its own there is no need for all the extras!
One big difference between frozen custard and regular ice cream is the higher amount of egg yolk included, which creates a really thick and creamy texture. The custard is also churned in a way that doesn’t incorporate as much air as regular ice cream. I am absolutely a fan of this treat!
You can learn more about Peaks and frozen custard on their website.
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s is one of the most popular ice cream places in our area. They have a few locations, but I always visit their Wallingford spot, located conveniently on 45th. On any given summer evening you will find a line out the door, and just as many people sitting outside the shop, swinging their legs, taking pictures, and enjoying their ice cream.
What is it about this place that makes it so good? To me, it’s two different aspects: the deliciously rich and creamy texture of the ice cream, and the unique flavors.
On this particular visit, my sister and I both chose Lavender Honey and Theo Chocolate. Other offerings included Balsamic Strawberry, Earl Grey, and Tomato Basil Sorbet (wow…).
I am a little infatuated with the Lavender Honey flavor, although the first time I tried it I didn’t like it. The lavender is a little overpowering when you take the first bite, but it wears off a bit, and you begin to become conscious of the mild and sweet honey. I am getting addicted to it!
I hope if you’re in the area you can try either of these two places before summer is officially over – you won’t be disappointed!