Looking for the best ice cream and frozen yogurt in Seattle? This weather has left us hankering for something cold and creamy. Ice Cream. Nothing beats it on a hot day. Especially when you can enjoy it outside. Craving something a bit trendier healthier? Frozen Yogurt is where it’s at these days. It’s low (or non) fat, healthy (assuming you lay off the coco puffs), and filling. Gwenyth is doing it. Perez is doing it. Go ahead, go Hollywood. Here are our picks for the best ice cream and frozen yogurt spots in Seattle and the Eastside. Did we miss one of your faves? Don’t be shy about logging in and sharing the scoop (get it?) in the comment field below.
Seattle Ice Cream:
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
1622 N 45th St. (Wallingford)
Seattle, WA 98103
917 E Pine St. (Capitol Hill)
Seattle, WA 98122
1408 34th St. (Madrona)
Seattle, WA 98122
Now with three locations and a mobile ice cream unit, you certainly can’t and shouldn’t miss their delicious organic ice cream made with local ingredients.
Scoop Du Jour
4029 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98112
Right in the heart of Madison Park, you can grab a scoop of delicious ice cream on a waffle cone and walk down to the park or waterfront. This is a Seattle tradition. Don’t miss out on their famous burgers or grilled cheese either. This is the real deal.
4721 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116
This West Seattle icon is where everyone heads for their ice cream. You can make a West Seattle day-trip with this joint. Pick up a few sandwiches, drinks, and don’t forget the candy. Head to Alki and voila! Perfect day.
1425 1st Ave (Downtown)
Seattle, WA 98101
409 N E 70th Street (Greenlake)
Seattle, WA 98115
Wishing you were in Italy? This is where you can get your gelato fix. The ingredients are fresh and creative. They even serve ice cream that is vegan and non-dairy. With 60% less fat than ice cream, it sounds like the perfect time to head here. Grazi!
Seattle Frozen Yogurt:
131 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
Nestled on Capital Hill’s broadway near Dick’s burgers, this LA-scene “Pink-berry” knock-off had to change its name to Crazy Cherry (from berry). A major fan favorite for fro-yo. They use Nancy’s and Sunshine dairy products. Fresh fruit as well as fun dried goods can be sprinkled on top to make this the perfect treat. Flavors are strawberry, green tea, and plain. They have a monthly 4th selection as well.
Eastside Ice Cream:
Theno’s Dairy (aka Vivian’s Pride)
12248 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE
Redmond, WA 98052-2041
Phone: (425) 885-2339
Theno’s Dairy Facebook page
Near the South 47 Farm in Redmond, Theno’s Dairy has been a main-stay since the 1940’s. The ice cream is fresh and made from local cows. Go for a scoop or grab a pint of hand-packed ice cream to enjoy at home. Really groovy and unique flavors. They sell milk and cheese too. Kiddos love to sit on the big cow out front.
Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream
21106 86th Ave SE
This ice-creamery is a bit of a drive for Seattle, however it’s worth it! This establishment makes sorbet, ice cream, and frozen custard (our favorite is the lemon custard). In addition, they host parties. This is a perfect way to end a trip to Flower World, or even Woodinville. You can also buy pints at some local markets (Metropolitan Market) if Maltby isn’t on your “to-do” list this week.
Ben and Jerry’s
176 Lake St S
Kirkland, WA, 98033
Get your B&J’s fix from this Kirkland establishment. A short walk to a few different waterfront access points, it’s the perfect treat to enjoy on Lake Washington.
Eastside Frozen Yogurt:
10435 NE 4th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
A fro-yo store in Kirkland! AND Bellevue! The atmosphere at Ce Fiore is clean and comfortable. The flat panel screen displays the flavors, prices, and toppings. Green Tea and Regular are always available. The other two flavors tend to change. The raspberry pomegranate is to die for with fresh strawberries and granola.
10602 NE 9th Pl
Bellevue, WA 98004
830 N 10th St #M
Renton, WA 98057
This Fro-yo establishment has an almost cult-like following. You’re sure to run into a tweeny-bopper while waiting for your turn at Shnoo. The kids will enjoy the low, space-age seats in this clean and neutral environment. The toppings include healthy options (fruit, granola) as well as not-so-healthy options (chocolate chips, oreos, coco puffs, etc). They also have a pomegranate flavor, in addition to their existing green tea and regular flavors.
Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall, Redmond Town Center, & Pacific Place
This pre-Pinkberry shop is the grandfather of all Frozen Yogurts. Look for stores in U-village, Pacific Place, and Southcenter malls. Creamy and delicious, you’ll feel better feeding your little one fro-yo over ice cream. This doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup, and is packed with good-for-your-gut probiotics.
Did we forget anything? Where do you scream for ice cream or go yogurt crazy? Share with us in the comment section below!