We haven’t been shy about our opinion that every wedding would be better with ice cream! We especially love ice cream when it’s locally sourced, and made in customizable small batches. Want a sweet treat made with your favorite flavors? Or a twist that matches your personality? Sweet Annie’s Artisan Creamery provides just this, and would be a great addition to your big day! We sat down with Annie herself to learn more about her adorable ice cream cart, those delicious flavors, (and how we can get our hands on some ASAP!)
How long have you been making ice cream?
I’ve been making ice cream for several years. Prior to moving back to the Northwest, I lived in Manhattan. When I’d escape the city and return home for vacation in the summers, my family and I would throw ice cream socials for our friends and families—with more than a dozen flavors each time. I began Sweet Annie’s in October, 2015 as a pints club with just over 20 members. Then, in June 2016 we started scooping our ice cream at farmer’s markets and other events from our brand new mobile cart.
What makes your ice cream unique?
Our ice cream is made with grass fed milk and cream from Pure Éire Dairy in Othello—making us the only creamery in Washington to use wholly grass fed dairy (as far as we know). We develop two new flavors each month for our pints club, sourcing ingredients and drawing inspiration from our local foodshed. We make our ice cream to order in tiny batches using our own hand-made mix-ins.
Can you serve ice cream on-site?
Yes! Our little cart can be taken almost anywhere, and makes a great addition to any party. We’ll scoop ice cream on site and serve it in our hand-made waffle cones, sugar cones or cups—just like we do at the farmer’s market!
How might you incorporate ice cream into a wedding?
We can design custom flavors to fit the couple’s tastes and provide up to 5 flavors for the special day. We can also create fix-ins for ice cream sandwiches (we make an amazing brownie).
What is your favorite/most popular flavor?
Our most popular flavor this summer has been ‘The Bee’s Knees’. It’s butter flavored ice cream with swirls of local honey and homemade honeycomb candy. My personal favorites are Cocoa Rouge & Peppermint, Cardamom Orange and Lavender + Lime.
Do you create custom flavors?
Yes! We’ll work with you to design a flavor that coordinates with other desserts at your wedding, features your favorite flavor, or says something special about you and your special someone.
Tell us about your “Pints Club”.
Our pints club is like a wine of the month club for ice cream. We create two new flavors and deliver a pint of each to our members on the first Tuesday of the month (Tasty Tuesday). Our members get discounts on special orders, access to special events, and first taste of most of our flavors.
What price does your ice cream/services start at?
Special orders start at $50 (for 2 quarts) and on-site scooping starts at $500. Custom flavor development is $150/flavor. Our pints club starts at $20/month.
For more information, check out Sweet Annie’s Artisan Creamery