Desserts go beyond doughnuts at new Frost

Posted by Rebekah Denn, June 23, 2014

Seattle has no shortage of excellent doughnuts, but the rotating flavors at Frost have made the Mill Creek shop a destination drive nonetheless. Now Frost has gone beyond the doughnut, opening an expanded “dessert lounge” at Mill Creek Town Center serving everything from a dozen daily cupcake flavors to macarons and galettes and wines by the glass. There’s also an espresso bar, with a blend roasted for the shop by Victrola.

Favorites on my recent trip were the frozen custard (soon to be served with doughnut chunks in a cannoli cone) and a doughnut bread pudding with a perfectly crisp top, so rich I wasn’t even tempted by the side of creme anglaise. The usual expansive arrays of plain-old doughnuts were in the cases too, if flavors like Butterfingers and Lime Margarita can ever be considered plain.

Dessert lounge is a fancy name and one that hasn't always fared well in Seattle, but candy-colored Frost still has a casual and kid-friendly atmosphere. The most welcome and grown-up addition to my eyes isn’t even the wine, it’s the hours — open until 10 p.m. every night.

Have you tried Frost’s creations? How do they stack up against the region’s other established favorites?