Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Parfait Organic Ice Cream

(****Parfait is on hiatus for the winter and should be open perhaps in Spring 2012. However, Seattle residents can still have the ice cream shipped to their homes!)

Parfait Organic Ice Cream is a food truck located in Seattle, Washington. Adria Shimada came to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and, for the past three years, has run Seattle's first fully organic ice cream shop. Since winter is coming fast to the Pacific Northwest (and many trucks close up shop for the winter), I was fortunate to catch Parfait at the Seattle Center Mobile Feast on October 29.

Parfait arriving at the Seattle Center Mobile Feast!

One of their signature sauces...Chocolate!

A friend and I split a cup of Butter Toffee Crunch ice cream ($4): it's their house-made butter toffee, coated with dark chocolate and hazelnuts, then generously added to their vanilla bean ice cream. According to their website, it's a better quality Heath Bar Crunch without all the processed icky stuff!

Small cup of Butter Toffee Crunch ice cream (Parfait)
I loved the contrasting textures of the crunchy butter toffee with the creamy vanilla bean ice cream. Simply put, it's a comfort food for me that I could just buy a few gallons of, sit in the corner, and gain about 30 pounds in the process. I like the organic aspects of this ice cream as well. It sets them apart from other ice cream parlors and dessert shops.

Parfait has several everyday flavors to choose from (i.e., vanilla bean, mint stracciatella, and even orange star-anise), and they also offer seasonal flavors such as pumpkin spice ice cream.

While Parfait may be on hiatus for the winter, they should be back up and running next spring, so be sure to check them out when they return! 8.5/10

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