Vegan ice cream sensation Frankie and Jo’s opens a scoop shop in Ballard today, marking the second shop for the Capitol Hill-born business. Like the popular flagship location, the Ballard shop will serve a creative array of so-called “plant-based” ice cream flavors, like salty caramel ash and gingered golden milk, and there’s a cactus garden back patio for warmer weather enjoyment.
Owners Autumn Martin (Hot Cakes) and Kari Brunson (Juicebox) announced their plans to bring their sprouted cashew milk- and coconut milk-based ice cream to 1411 Northwest 70th Street back in August. Their menu of entirely dairy- and gluten-free, from-scratch ice cream will be available today starting at noon.
If Capitol Hill’s success is any indication, the Ballard shop will draw long lines, even on these chilly, cloudy days. Fans hoping to take ice cream home can pluck pints from a freezer that’s twice as big as the original on Capitol Hill.
Frankie & Jo’s uses mostly organic cane sugar as the sweetener, though California dates and maple syrup make appearances too. All inclusions, including brownie and cookie bites, are gluten-free and made in-house, as are the oat-flower cones.
Correction, March 19, 8:54 a.m.
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Frankie and Jo’s uses honey in their ice cream.