The doughnut chain is partnering with Snoqualmie Ice Cream for a line of frozen flavors riffing on the uberpopular cakes—a move prompted by years of requests from customers.
Like the also new Cupcake Royale ice cream, the Top Pot batches use actual pieces of pastry. Tasters embarked on a month and half of testing before finalizing the eight flavors, including apple fritter, maple bar, espresso chip made with coffee the company roasts, and valley girl lemon sorbet—co-founder Mark Klebeck’s favorite, thanks to the addition of caramelized lemon peel.
Single, double, or triple scoops are currently available at the Wedgwood cafe. Klebeck expects other locations will follow suit over the next two weeks. (Sorry, Mill Creek and Queen Anne, storefronts here won’t carry the dairy). Custom pints like the ones pictured will roll out mid-August, but in the meantime to-go purchases can be arranged for $5.50.
And will you soon see Top Pot ice cream at your local grocer? Possibly, if the demand is there, says Klebeck. Considering how quickly those doughnut cases at QFC sell out, we’ll assume that’s a yes.