Ice Cream News
Boozy ice cream shop to open in Grapevine with giant scoops and flights
A dessert shop is coming to Grapevine with boozy ice cream on the brain: Called Scoop & A Shot, it's going into the space at 419 S. Main St. formerly occupied by Buzzed Bull Creamery, a location of a nationwide chain that closed in January.
Scoop & A Shot follows the same theme as Buzzed Bull, specializing in ice cream and milkshakes with alcohol mixed in. The new concept is from husband-and-wife Stephen and Paula Eyre and their partner Chris Whatley, who are planning to open in mid-February.
They were also the owners of Buzzed Bull, but severed the franchise to do their own more-streamlined spin.
"This is us taking what we feel like are the best flavors and the best combinations," Paula says.
The menu at Scoop & A Shot will feature 12 boozy ice cream flavors and 12 non-boozy flavors, plus rotating seasonal flavors such as pina colada and bananas Foster.
One other change: They'll follow a more traditional method to make the ice cream, rather than liquid nitrogen, the method they were prescribed to follow as Buzzed Bull franchisees. It was fun to see but resulted in long waits for customers, Paula says.
"It would take five minutes per person to create that custom ice cream, and now it will only be as long as it takes us to scoop," she says.
They'll still make all their ice cream in-house, showcased in traditional ice cream cases. This also allows for sampling: Customers can try the flavors before making a selection.
They'll continue the ice cream flights, with four flavors scooped into a flight of martini glasses, that were one of the most popular items at Buzzed Bull.
But they're expanding the menu to include sundaes, slushies, and milkshakes. Two new menu items promise to be talkers:
- a giant, 10-scoop ice cream bowl for sharing with a group
- Ice cream nachos, fdaturing scoops of ice cream on a bed of pizzelle chips with a sauce and toppings of choice on top.
Thanks to a bright new makeover, loyal customers won't recognize the former black-and-white-themed space, now filled with hues of pink, teal, and yellow. “We’re going with a more colorful brand," Paula says.