Frozen Tributes

Full Tilt Gives Librarian Nancy Pearl Her Own Ice Cream Flavor

Plus tons of other Seattle icons.

By Allecia Vermillion March 11, 2016

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First she was an action figure. Now she's an ice cream flavor. Photo via

What would be more wonderfully, perfectly Seattle than a Full Tilt ice cream flavor created in honor of Seattle's most famed librarian, Nancy Pearl?

Pearl's ice cream—that would be peanut butter with fudge swirl, per her request—debuts April 10 for National Library Week. It's the first in Full Tilt's new icon series, which will run from April through September.

Each week, the pinball-loving ice creamery will offer a special flavor honoring Seattle institutions past and present, human and inanimate.  Full Tilt owner Justin Cline says other flavor-worthy icons include Richard Hugo, Sub Pop, Frances Farmer, Easy Street Records, August Wilson, and Mudhoney, with a rerelease of the cinnamon-honey-chocolate ice cream Full Tilt crafted for the band back in 2013.

Each icon flavor will be available for one week only, at all four of Full Tilt's locations in White Center, Columbia City, Ballard, and the U District. Pearl herself will be a guest scooper at the White Center store on April 16 at 2pm, and a portion of her ice cream proceeds will benefit the White Center Library Guild, which is in the process of building a new library. The following week brings an ice cream tribute to the Space Needle in the form of orange ice cream with cherries. The color scheme is inspired by this guy.

This is not Full Tilt's first rodeo when it comes to honoring local celebrities via ice cream, a tradition that includes the Sir Mix-a-Lot–approved "My Toffee's on Broadway"  and a Presidents of the United States of America tribute called, of course, "Millions of Peaches."

Full Tilt's Facebook page should have updates on each week's flavor.

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