Ice cream probably isn't high on the list of desserts when the mercury begins to fall. But stop! Hold the apple pie, pear tarte tatin, bread pudding and fruit cobbler. Yes, yes...those hot out of the oven, warming the soul (and belly) when it turns chilly outdoors fall time favorites. And, all perfectly suited for any autumnal menu. That is unless, its Mora Ice Cream. http://www.moraicecream.com/home.php
Just a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island from Seattle, a brisk walk from the ferry terminal and a right turn heading towards the farmer's market lawn; and just as your nose begins to turn red from the chill in the air; you're there.
We stumbled upon Mora on a weekend outing. I ordered a scoop of the dark chocolate with mint and Luke tried the hazelnut. It was like Adam and Eve biting into the apple. Our eyes were opened to what true rich artisan ice cream should take like. We savored every bite, and each demanded the other to try our flavor as "the best," only wanting each other to experience what was happening inside our own mouth.
Among the sleek modern lines, stain steel pots and pristine matted mouthwatering photography of what is chilling behind the counter, you can choose from flavors such as Saba yon, Marron Glace, Dulce le Leche, White Chocolate, Blueberry and Green Tea...just to name a few!
Only the freshest ingredients go into this decadent wonderment which has butter fat than manufactured ice creams (that's the secret I'm told), making this artisan ice cream quite possibly the best - or one of them - ice creams around. I'll even go as far as saying that its rich, round, velvety, intense flavor rivals Italian (yes the kind you find from the stands in Firenze) gelato. It's that good!