Cool Moon Ice Cream Company can be found on NW Johnson St. in Portland, Oregon. They are known for serving some of the most unique ice cream and sorbet flavors in Oregon.
I was like a kid in a candy store on this one. There are a bunch of flavors to choose from each day, and you can sample as many flavors as you want. Cool Moon gives out samples on actual spoons (silverware). Talk about being eco-friendly!
Anyway, I wasted no time in trying several flavors:
|Salty Caramel in the back, Candied Ginger in the front|
|Ginger cookie is in the back...Kulfi in the front.|
You'll see a better picture of the Kulfi ice cream later in this post
|Fresh Banana in the back, Lemon Lavender in the front|
|Cafe Vesuvio in the back; Birthday Cake in the front|
|Saigon Cinnamon in the back; Marcona Almond in the front|
|Fiery chocolate in the back row!|
My friend got a cone of the Kulfi, while I got a micro cup of the Saigon Cinnamon. Each was about $3.
|Scoop of Kulfi ice cream on a cone|
|Micro scoop of Saigon Cinnamon ice cream|
Friendly staff, bright lighting, and a contemporary ice cream store feel. Cool Moon ice Cream has just about everything I want if I was seeking dessert.
I think if this place was like Costco and sold three scoops for $1.50, we'd have a perfect score on our hands. But alas, this is as close to perfection as I've seen thus far. Cool Moon beats out Humphry Slocombe, and it's not because Cool Moon is closer in proximity. Cool Moon is a (slightly) bigger place, with brighter lighting and just as many rotating flavors (the website is just a sampling of what they could have).
But most notably, at Humphry Slocombe, the amazing chocolate chip cookie was the icing on the cake in winning me over (obviously in addition to their great ice cream). Here at Cool Moon, the ice creams and sorbets were the big stars. The flavors at Cool Moon are all amazing, and I'm positive they will continue to roll out new flavors as time goes on. You can bet your last penny that I'll be making several return trips!
Overall, it will be extremely tough to top this place. There may be creamier ice creams and more perfect sorbets out there, but combining such an experience with Cool Moon's friendly service, bright decor, and unique flavors will be almost impossible to accomplish.