Ice Cream For Breakfast? How a single family tradition served up Scoopz for a lifetime.
Ice cream for breakfast? Heck yea! I roll out of bed, head into the kitchen, and start prepping my hot cup of morning coffee. As the coffee is brewing, I open up the fridge and grab my favorite plain Greek yogurt to mix with pecan granola. Next, I slide open the bottom freezer for those frozen raspberries to thaw out and throw on top. And then it happens… that darn gallon of Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip ice cream is staring back at me in plain sight. Right then and there my whole ‘healthy breakfast’ intentions are thrown out the window. Is anyone relating here or is this just me?
As a little girl, I remember our family dinner outings. It wasn’t abnormal for everyone at the dinner table to pass up the offer of in house desserts displayed by the waitress on the dessert tray. We knew exactly where we were headed for dessert. Packed in the car like a band of hooligans, we drove down the street to the famous Cincinnati based Ice Cream Parlor, Graeter’s Ice Cream. If you have never tasted Graeter’s Ice cream, head on over to their site now and order! No joke, you will thank me later. Graeter’s has been serving up ice cream for over 145 years and has kept their family recipe’s and way of making ice cream separate from the rest. Graeter's is now the only commercial ice cream manufacturer anywhere in the world to use French Pot freezers, and its two-gallon batches are the smallest in the industry.
My grandfather would order his peanut butter chip, mom with her back raspberry chip, and me with either of those choices or my second favorite, mocha chip. One by one we would be served up our favorite scoops. With our ice cream in hand we sat around a small table continuing on our family traditions, year after year.
As you can see, this love affair started at a young age. I remember the stories my aunt would tell me of my grandfather buying gallons of ice cream at a time passing out spoons and saying, “dig in.” Yep, we’re that family and you’d think out weight would reflect it. Praise the Lord for those good gene’s.
Since moving to Texas five years ago, one thing I miss is the good ol Cincinnati ice cream. In fact, Graeter’s was not even available here in Texas. Then one day as I was doing my weekly grocery shopping I stumbled across pints of it sitting beautifully displayed behind the glass door of the frozen aisle section at my local Kroger. This girl damn near fainted on site. It’s like the one little piece of home I was missing showed up on my front door overnight.
Fast forward, a couple years ago I got a phone call from aunt. She told me our family tradition was going to live on, serving up scoops for a lifetime. My aunt and uncle were opening out first family ice cream shop, Scoopz, located in Maineville, OH. Say whaaaaaa? Hell yes! Scoopz opened its doors as a local small town favorite serving up tasty treats noon and night. Whether you want to fill a freshly made waffle cone with one scoop at a time or try a specialty sundae, Scoopz make sure you always leave satisfied. And you’ve got to try the Bowl Of Happiness created by my son Parker. It’s your custom bowl of deliciousness served up anyway you want it.
So there it is, no shame in my game! Go ahead, grab a bowl and let me know what favorite flavor you plan on serving yourself for breakfast is, this morning. By the way, if you didn’t know, it’s National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - permission granted!
I’M WHITNEY KAY
JUST YOUR AVERAGE MOM, WIFE, AND MULTIFACETED BUSINESS WOMAN. I AM A SERIOUS COFFEE ADDICT, FOODIE, DESIGNER AND DEEP DOWN A LITTLE BIT OF A TECH NERD. MY PASSION? TO INSPIRE FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS TO PERUSE THEIR PURPOSE AND BUILD THE BUSINESS AND BRAND OF THEIR DREAMS.
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