Molly Moon’s Ice Cream Hits Redmond

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Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Ice Cream Makes you Happy at Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon’s has come to the eastside! That’s right, Molly Moon’s Ice Cream has set up shop in downtown Redmond and they’re opening their doors today at 3pm. What a lovely day for some ice cream, don’t you think? It’s been hot enough for ice cream and kids 12 and under get a complimentary scoop of their choice until 5pm today. I have a feeling that they’re going to be quite busy. Dan and I will be making regular stops there to stock up on some summer time goodness.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Menu at Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - In the kitchen at Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Grace of A Tiny Cup of Cake at Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Jenn of Hello Rigby at Molly Moon's in Redmond

(hanging with Grace of A Tiny Cup of Cake and Jenn from Hello Rigby)

Yesterday Dan and I had the chance to check out the shop before they opened their doors to the public for a little blogger preview. There were rhubarb bellinis and taste tests upon taste tests and we even went back into the kitchen to watch them make the ice cream. I feel like we tried every flavor possible, including earl grey ice cream with a lemon curd topping which was bizarre but tasty. My personal favorite was the refreshing and sweet vegan coconut chunk and the thai tea.

What’s awesome is that the Redmond location is Molly Moon’s first open kitchen format so it feels very homey and cozy being able to see everything that’s happening behind the scenes, like you’re in on all the cool Molly Moon’s ice cream secrets. It sounds silly but it was an awesome experience watching them chop rhubarb and scrape seeds from vanilla pods. I also got to talk to Molly of Molly Moon’s and she’s so nice! Super sweet and chatty and down to earth.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Molly of Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Molly Moon's in Redmond - team photo

That’s one thing I want to point out about Molly Moon’s. Every time I’ve been I’ve encountered insanely upbeat and awesome people. They do a really good job of hiring sweet as pie people.

There was a really awkward moment today where one of the employees, David, made the mistake of telling Dan that they would make his ice cream dreams come true and Dan decided to ask for a banana split, not really thinking they’d do it. But David was like, “oh no! We don’t have bananas…but I’ll just go BUY some!” and sure enough after a short trip to the grocery store he came back with bananas and made Dan (well Dan and I, it was massive) a banana split! I felt so bad! I was like no, Dan what have you done!? Making this poor guy go buy bananas. But David was really nice about it and apparently enjoyed his “adventure!”

The banana split though, was a meal. A big delicious chocolate fudge covered meal with candied hazelnuts and cherries on top. For real. And David wasn’t the only sweetheart, every employee was super pumped about the ice cream and loved to talk about their favorite flavor combinations. Really gracious, nice people. Considering I live insanely close (too close, I can walk there) I know I will be there often.

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Sundae at Molly Moon's in Redmond

Molly Moon's Ice Cream in Redmond - Julia of Style and Cheek at Molly Moon's in Redmond

So yeah, if you happen to be in the area or are an eastsider you must go to Molly Moon’s new Redmond location, right next to Homegrown. It’s so convenient! They sell pints of their ice cream so if you’re like us you’ll want to keep yourself stocked for late night cravings. My personal favorites include scout mint, melted chocolate, and Stumptown coffee, but you must ask to try a few of their seasonal flavors. You never know what new flavor you’ll fall in love with. Vegan coconut chunk FTW!

  • Yay! I’m so happy they’re finally on the Eastside! My favorites are the Stumptown and maple walnut flavors, but they are all soooo good. I can’t wait to visit them in Redmond!

    xo Mil
    https://southbynorthwestblog.wordpress.com

    • Yes finally! You’ll love it. It’s such a pretty shop too.

  • It was so fun seeing you yesterday, as usual. Do you mind if I use that photo of me for the ‘gram? I’ll give you photo credit obviously.

    • Yeah so glad you were there! Loved your dress :) Of course you can use the photo! of courseeee

      • Aw thanks on both counts! See you tomorrowwww!

  • Grace Xia

    Julia!! So fun to meet you finally and how lucky, I got to see you twice this week :) Fun surprise to see the shot of me in this post haha! We’ll have to meet up and possibly get more ice cream another time!

    • I’m so glad to have seen you multiple times recently YES! And I agree, we should meet up again. Also I totally overthought it when I was writing this post and didn’t link to your blog or even tell you that your face was here so I fixed it.

  • This post made me so dang hungry for ice cream! It snowed over the weekend here (booooo) so ice cream wasn’t at the top of my list but I neeeeed this in my life.

    • I think you’d really like this place! Another reason why I wish we lived closer so we could go on a girl date and get ice cream! :)

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