I discovered Molly Moon’s through a long-lost classmate’s blog. I was digging around online for some cool food blogs for inspiration and networking, and came across The Tasting Menu. After reading a bit, I realized I went to school with the gal who writes for it! Crazy small world. One of her posts mentioned that she was going to be creating ice cream for Molly Moon’s, and I thought I’ve got to try this place out. Dana was always a good cook, and while at 17 the rest of us were reading the directions on the Top Ramen package, Dana was hosting dinner parties that consisted of several courses and name cards. If she’s still creating 10+ years later, it’s got to be good.
One Saturday evening, Josh and I decided we were up for a drive for some ice cream. Molly Moon’s is in Wallingford, just off of 45th St. Hours are noon to eleven, so that’s a plus for those of us that love a late-night sweet fix. What really drew us to it was all of the unique flavors they have.
Fun flavors such as Balsamic Strawberry and Cardamom are offered, along with the classics Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, and Bubble Gum. The ingredients are local and organic, and the serving dishes are 100% compostable, making it an ecofriendly place to support!
The place was pretty crowded, even at ten o’clock at night, and the girl behind the counter said it’s always that way. This stuff must be good.
Tonight Josh tried the Salted Caramel and Vivace Coffee, and I had the Jasmine Green Tea and Honey Lavender. Oh, man.
Now, when I eat ice cream, I like it with lots of stuff in it. Ben and Jerry’s, more chunks of goodness than ice cream, topped with chocolate, that sort of thing. This ice cream however, is so incredible, that if you added anything more either into it or on top of it, it would ruin it. I’m sure that if I had the Chocolate or Strawberry, it would call for some Hot Fudge or Fruit Compote, (which they also offer along with some other yummy-looking toppings), but these flavors were incredible on their own. They were simple but bold. The coffee was strong, the caramel sweet and salty, the green tea fresh and earthy, and the lavender rich and floral. It was amazing.
Now I know why all these people are willing to crowd in for a scoop.
We are forever spoiled. And we will be back.
For more info, check out Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream.