Jonesing for some vitamin C? From Meyer lemons to blood oranges to grapefruit, peak-season winter citrus is in abundance right now. Ward off scurvy with these zesty, fresh-squeezed seasonal specials we've found at ice cream shops, bakeries, and other establishments around Seattle.
D'Ambrosio Gelateria Artigianale
Not only does the artisanal gelateria have a lemon cream flavor, but they also have a lemon coconut sorbetto inspired by the sparkling Italian soft drink Lemoncocco.
Fainting Goat Gelato
The Wallingford gelato shop's pretty-in-pink grapefruit sorbet bursts with refreshing, punchy flavor.
The Fat Hen
Inject a burst of sanguine citrus into your brunch-time boozing with blood orange mimosas at the cheerful Ballard brunch spot.
Frankie & Jo’s
Plant-based ice creamery Frankie & Jo's has teamed up with the folks at the London Plane to release a trio of flavors incorporating various preserves from the Pioneer Square cafe and wine bar. One of these is preserved Meyer lemon, a sharp, sweet-tart treat made from the shop's kosher-salt preserved lemons with cardamom and anise and a coconut milk base. It's available through Tuesday, February 6, so hurry to snatch up your scoops and pints before February flavors take over.
Renee Erickson's inimitable doughnut shop is churning out pillowy, toothsome confections filled with a tangy blood orange marmalade.
Hood Famous Bakeshop
Looking for something beyond your usual lemon or orange? Lest you think the popular Filipino bakery is all ube, they've also got a take on the classic lemon bar with a calamansi filling.
The vegan donut shop recently reprised their popular orange blossom flavor.
Molly Moon’s Ice Cream
The local ice cream parlor's seasonal Meyer lemon ice cream flavor makes a triumphant return. Vegans and dairy-free diners, rejoice—it's also available in a vegan flavor with a creamy coconut milk base. Molly Moon's sources their organic Meyer lemons from Lemon Ladies Orchard in Emerald Hills, California, so named for its lemon trees christened after women who have inspired proprietor and "orchardess" Karen Morss.
Parfait Ice Cream
The small-batch scoop shop has seized upon citrus season with a Meyer lemon flavor, an orange Creamsicle flavor that's like a farm-to-table take on Orange Julius, and a blood orange sorbet.
Rachel’s Ginger Beer
RGB's signature spicy-sweet sipper is available in a ruby-red, mouth-puckering blood orange flavor. Tip: You can also get it in a hot toddy.
Inclement weather notwithstanding, these frosty pops are crave-worthy all year round, with seasonal Meyer lemon, grapefruit, and orange flavors.
The Italian standby offers a Meyer lemon cheesecake with marmalade, fennel sponge cake, and limoncello caramel.
The petite pastry purveyor's new lemon cream pie cupcake is a "lemon lover's dream": lemon butter cake filled and topped with heaps of luscious lemon curd and piped with a vanilla buttercream border.