A joyful, flavorful experience with every taste!
Ice Cream Social was created by Layla Isaac in the summer of 2012 after experimenting with a second hand ice cream maker. She found a need for quality handmade, local ice cream in Tacoma and decided to take on the challenge. A self taught chef and baker, Layla had spent years baking wedding cakes and catering private events. Family and friends tested her ice cream recipes, which used natural, local ingredients, and soon she could barely keep up with their orders. Layla and her family worked hard to continue building the business. With long hours making ice cream, scooping at Tacoma farmer’s markets, filling requests, catering parties, and eventually selling wholesale to Tacoma restaurants, Ice Cream Social steadily gained a loyal following.
It was in the Summer of 2013 when Jamie happened upon Ice Cream Social’s stand at the Broadway Farmers Market. She, like so many others, couldn’t get enough; Salted Caramel was her go-to favorite. Jamie had always dreamed of applying her business background to her love of food and realized that partnering with Layla might be the best way to merge those two interests. She scribbled her contact info on a torn page of notebook paper and handed it to Layla at one of the markets, saying that an Ice Cream Social scoop shop is exactly what Tacoma needed! Several months later, Layla and Jamie became business partners, both committed to establishing a space where people could come together and enjoy out of this world ice cream.
The dream of a scoop shop became a reality on June 24, 2014 when Ice Cream Social opened on 6th Avenue. It was an instant hit with the surrounding community, as the delicious smell of freshly rolled waffle cones can be detected up to three blocks away! Providing both traditional and specialty flavors in a fun atmosphere, the shop was a huge success. On July 19, 2017 a second location opened in the newly rebuilt Point Ruston waterfront area. Today, Ice Cream Social can be found in a number of local grocery stores and is featured on the menu of some of Tacoma’s favorite restaurants. We continue to make all of our ice cream by hand with only the best ingredients, and strive to be a positive influence in the community through partnership, sponsorship, and good business practices. We look forward to many more years of putting smiles on the faces of our neighbors, one scoop at a time!