Molly Moon's Ice Cream Honors Colleen Echohawk

To celebrate Women's History Month, Seattle ice cream icon Molly Moon's is honoring four influential women in our community with special flavors that benefit their favorite non-profit. What makes this news sweeter? Our very own CEO Colleen Echohawk (Pawnee, Athabaskan) is one of the four women Molly Moon's is recognizing!

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Eighth Generation CEO Colleen Echohawk in the Capitol Hill Molly Moon's 

Molly Moon’s collaborated with each of their awardees—including Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Breanna Stewart of Seattle Storm, ADWAS founder Marilyn Smith, and Colleen—to craft a seasonal ice cream flavor for the month of March. In addition, each of the four women has chosen a special non-profit organization for sales of their flavor to benefit. 

With her Maple Butter Cookie flavor, Colleen indigenized ice cream by choosing maple as her key ingredient. “I choose maple as a flavor for my ice cream flavor because it is one of my favorite traditional foods," Colleen shared. "Maple is naturally sweet and tastes good in almost everything!” Her flavor also contains folded-in buttery maple sugar cookie chunks.

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A cup of Maple Butter Cookie ice cream outside the Capitol Hill Molly Moon's shop

Molly Moon’s is donating 10% of the proceeds from each honoree’s respective flavors to the non-profit of their choice. A longtime advocate for our city's homeless and houseless populations, it's no surprise Colleen chose YouthCare— non-profit organization that aims to eliminate youth houselessness with its 15 sites and shelters across Seattle—as her non-profit of choice. Relating it to her previous work, Colleen had this to share about why she chose YouthCare: 

I was so fortunate to work with young people experiencing homelessness early in my career. I believe that if we can stop homelessness in a young person then we decrease the heartbreak of chronic homelessness. YouthCare meets the needs of a young person by seeing the whole person, ensuring that they are meeting the cultural needs as well as the basic needs of a young person. Around 40% of young people experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQ+ and YouthCare has been a leader in meeting their needs and creating systems of comfort, care and unfaltering acceptance for our queer youth.

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Some of the Eighth Generation team on an ice cream field trip to Molly Moon's

Congratulations to Colleen and the other honorees, and thank you to Molly Moon's for such a tasty collaboration this Women's History Month. Collee 's Maple Butter Cookie flavor is available through the end of March, 2022, so make sure you hop on down to Molly Moon's and show your support now!