Our Pints Club
How does the pints club work?
Our pints club is an ice cream of the month membership. We make two unique flavors each month for you to pick up or have delivered to your home or office.
All deliveries are made on the first Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Just think of it as Tasty Tuesday!
During the week before Tasty Tuesday, we send out an email announcing our Flavors of the Month. If you've opted for delivery in your subscription, remember that someone will need to be available to receive the ice cream and put it in a freezer immediately.
Those who sign up to pick your pints up, can do so on Tasty Tuesday between 12 and 7pm.
Once you become a pints club member, you'll be billed monthly until you opt out. You can cancel any time, no questions asked. Gift subscriptions are paid in full ahead of time, and include delivery to the recipient.
What benefits do I get as a member?
- Two pints of Sweet Annie’s super premium ice cream every month.
- First-taste access to new release flavors and seasonal specials.
- “The Scoop”, our monthly members-only e-newsletter with recipes, news, and more.
- Two annual members-only ice cream socials, featuring a local chef or mixologist.
- 20% off special orders. Host an Annie’s ice cream party for 20% less than non-members!
- $5 for overrun pints. (That's a 50% discount)
Do I get to choose my flavors each month?
Sorry, no. All members receive each of our two Flavors of the Month, which are announced via email during the week before delivery day.
What if I don't like a flavor?
Our pints club is designed for people who get excited about exploring the world of possibilities in ice cream. While we do our best to create flavors that everyone will love, we understand we can't always please everyone. We're happy to hear your thoughts, and are eager to continue improving our products, so please feel free to drop us a line with your thoughts!
Can I defer my membership?
If you are out of town for the pick-up date, or allergic to one of our flavors, you may defer the month. Just drop us a line with the subject line 'Defer My Subscription'.
Do you offer special orders?
Yes! We're happy to work with you to create a custom flavor or reproduce one from the past that you love. (Please know that we do have minimum orders for these.) Please contact us directly for details.
our Ice Creams
What makes your ice cream special?
We're passionate about supporting the slow economy in our area, so we source from local farms and artisans for the majority of our ingredients. Sustainability is important to us, too, so we pick the most delicious ingredients from farmers who prioritize organic and sustainable practices. Also, we believe the freshness of local ingredients just makes our ice creams taste better!
We spend our evenings and weekends sourcing the best ingredients and (endlessly) tasting ice cream to perfect our seasonal and unique flavors.
We're truly an 'artisan' shop, and produce our ice cream in tiny batches. Every pint is made-to-order, then hand-packed, ensuring that each pint meets our exacting standards.
What kind of dairy do you use?
We use only the highest quality, grass fed, organic milk and cream from the happy cows at Pure Eire Dairy.
How fresh is the ice cream?
We package the ice cream the day we make it, then it's ready for you the following day. You receive your pints within one or two days of their preparation. They're the freshest pints you'll know.
How long do pints last?
Because we don't use loads of unrecognizable stabilizers, Annie's Ice Cream is more perishable than commercial brands, and will keep longer (a couple months) if air is kept off the surface of the ice cream with a little parchment or saran wrap.
Does your ice cream contain nuts?
Our ice creams may contain nuts or traces of nuts, but we aim to never offer two nutty flavors in a single month. We'll list ingredients in our Flavor of the Month emails, so you can opt-out ahead of time if you have an allergy.
A few of our Local Sources & Suppliers
Hi, I'm Annie!
I believe in the ability of food to transport us, inspire us, and produce joy from the inside out.
Before moving back home to the Northwest, I lived in New York for almost a decade. It was there that I really learned to eat. The city was being flooded with amazing foods from the surrounding agricultural areas, with markets open year round and new restaurants opening daily to support a growing demand for all things seasonal, local, and made with care. Any spare money I had (which wasn't much) was spent touring around the city, seeking out new culinary experiences. And most Saturday mornings were spent at the Union Square Farmers Market, bumping into strange new vegetables which I'd wrestle home to cook in my 250 square foot apartment. For a year, I dedicated myself to eating seasonally and locally. Then, for the first time ever, I understood what it meant to eat with the seasons. I discovered that when your diet follows nature, you feel more connected to your food, and to the people who grow your food, and you learn to appreciate the delicious difference between what is grown with care, and what is grown at mass scale.
Now that I am home, I am thrilled to bring this passion to a community I truly feel invested in. Ice cream is a joyful food, and spreading the joy of food is my passion. We started Annie's Artisan Ice Creams to have a delicious adventure, and I sincerely hope you'll join us!