Address: 5330 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA 98107
About Us / Empire Ice Cream History: Empire Ice Cream is a Seattle ice cream with an emphasis on using sustainable and local products. Using all-natural dairy from local cows, local and organic chocolate, and "fresh from the farms" produce, Empire makes the tastiest frozen confections in the city. \n\n\nThe Empire was created when 3 friends, Aaron Andrews, Dustin Calery and Tom Durchman decided on opening a small neighborhood restaurant. Quickly realizing they were far short in the capital needed, their thoughts shifted to more realistic enterprises. \n\n\nWith an accomplished background in the culinary field, the guys had the idea of making ice cream and sorbets using all local and natural ingredients. Starting the summer of 2007, Empire started selling its delicious, exciting and seasonal products to the masses at the Ballard Sunday Market. In 2008, we've expanded and will be found at more farmers markets, as well as Seattle restaurants that are champions of the "eat local" ideal.