Yes, you are missing out if you have yet to try the custom soft-serve at Seattle Freeze.

July is National Ice Cream Month and a great opportunity to #SpendLikeItMatters. With just 20 days remaining, we humbly offer 20 Intentionalist spots to celebrate throughout the Greater Seattle area!


D’Ambrosio Gelato — ’Tis the season to indulge in Rebecca and Jordan Barrows’ authentic Italian gelato. Pair their made-from-scratch gelato with an Italian-style espresso, or combine the two for a delicious affogato treat. #womanowned #familyowned

Parfait — Inspired by European farm-to-fork ethics, Adria Shimada’s ice cream and confections are made entirely in-house using ingredients from local farmers and responsible producers. Enjoy her selection of staple, seasonal, and dairy-free flavors! #womanowned


FogRose Ice Cream — The most perfectly creamy ice cream? Yes, please. Check out Quyen Dang’s ice cream boutique, where she uses liquid nitrogen to craft stunning frozen creations just as beautiful as they are delicious. #womanowned #pocowned

Capitol Hill

Treat yourself to Makini Howell’s delicious plant-based treats!

Sugar Plum — As Seattle’s first vegan ice cream shop, this hub for plant-based sweets must be on your list! Try out Makini Howell’s vegan twists on classic favorites, inventive seasonal flavors, milkshakes, and more. #womanowned #pocowned #familyowned

Old School Frozen Custard — If you’re looking for something even denser and creamier than ice cream, Meg and CJ Chaney’s frozen custard is exactly what you need. Make sure to check out their website to see the “flavor of the day” for the rest of the month. #womanowned #familyowned

Central District

Central District Ice Cream Company — At their community ice cream shop, Kryse Martin-McGill and Darren McGill serve up new imaginative flavors every month that will keep you coming back for more. Celebrate the debut of new flavors (and featured local artists) the “First Thursdae” of the month. #pocowned #familyowned #womanowned #nativeowned

Street Treats — Diane Skwiercz’s mobile dessert truck was one of the first food trucks in Seattle! At her storefront she also serves up her signature ice cream sandwiches, made with her from-scratch ice cream and homemade cookies. Enjoy the custom ice cream sandwich of your dreams, and you’ll thank us later. #womanowned

Columbia City

Full Tilt Ice Cream — Columbia City — Friends of Full Tilt Ice Cream founders Justin Cline and Ann Magyar, Ken Anderson and Lenore Sharp own the Columbia City location of the ice cream shop known for providing guaranteed fun for the whole family. The unbelievably creamy, unique ice cream flavors (including fantastic vegan options!) are accompanied by old school arcade and pinball machines, sodas for the kids, and local draft beer for the adults. #familyowned #womanowned


Gelatiamo — Founded in 1996, Maria Coassin’s gelateria was the very first of its kind in Seattle! Maria is regarded as an expert in the field of artisanal gelato, and her small batch, made-fresh-daily gelato reflects her mastery of the art and science of delicious, authentic Italian gelato. #womanowned


Fainting Goat Gelato — Sevim and Yalcin Ataman rotate their gelato flavors everyday, which means that you can come back to this gelateria daily! This neighborhood favorite serves up all your favorite classic gelato flavors as well as their own inventive creations. #familyowned #pocowned #womanowned


From L to R: Nate Daep, Kryse Martin-McGill and Darren McGill of Seattle Freeze.

Seattle Freeze — Customizable soft serve? Yep, you heard that right. Kryse Martin-McGill and Darren McGill’s brand new collaboration with Nate and Mel Daep combines ice cream and doughnuts! Create the soft serve of your dreams with mix-ins and toppings and enjoy one of their deliciously inventive doughnuts on the side! #pocowned #familyowned #womanowned #nativeowned

Hillman City

12 Scoops — Wally Morris has a whopping 144 flavors of his outstanding ice cream in his repertoire! Each month he offers 12 of them at his ice cream parlor, many inspired by the tropical flavors of his native Jamaica. Be sure to send us a pic if you dare to try all 12 at once! #pocowned


Nutty Squirrel Gelato — One could say that gelato runs in the family for Alev Seymen, whose parents own the famed Fainting Goat Gelato. Now, she and her husband, Tolga, are making their own mark on Seattle’s gelato scene with their award-winning shop, Nutty Squirrel Gelato. #familyowned #womanowned

Phinney Ridge

The Cookie Counter — Chelsea Keene and Christopher Olsen’s VW vegan ice cream truck now has a storefront location, so you know exactly where to find all the vegan treats that your heart desires. With creative rotating ice cream flavors, you’ll always have something new to try. #womanowned #familyowned

Queen Anne

When it comes to tasting ice cream (at Cupcake Royale), our founder insists that, “Seventh time’s the charm!”

Cupcake Royale — Did you know that Seattle’s first cupcake bakery also churns out ice cream? Stop by for a scoop, shake, sundae, or pint, and enjoy your treat in solidarity with owner Jody Hall’s support for sustainable communities! #lgbtqowned #womanowned

University District

Sweet Alchemy — Eco-conscious ice cream? Sign us up! Lois Ko is equally passionate about ice cream and sustainability at her ice cream shop, where most ingredients are sourced from within 100 miles of the shop, and all utensils are compostable. #womanowned #pocowned


Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream — This is the original shop where the dreams of a college-aged ice cream scooper came to fruition when owner Molly Moon Neitzel opened her small batch ice cream shop in 2008. Grab a scoop of Molly Moon’s deliciousness, and enjoy it in the parklet outside. #womanowned

West Seattle

Husky Deli — Jack Miller is the third generation to run this family-business, which has been around since 1932! Grab a seat at the old-fashioned deli counter and enjoy a scoop of their legendary homemade ice cream. #familyowned

Food Trucks

Süsu Rolled Ice Cream — At Muhammad Fairoz and Katie Pohl’s ice cream truck, instead of a scoop, you’ll get a roll! Watch as your ice cream is frozen before your eyes, and then rolled into a beautiful creamy creation. #pocowned #womanowned

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments or suggest your favorite and we’ll add it to the Intentionalist site!

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