Have you ever sat down with a freshly purchased scoop of ice cream on a hot summer’s day, only to realise that something vital is missing? That something, ladies and gentlemen, is alcohol. Thankfully, it would appear the geniuses over at New York-based Tipsy Scoop had the exact same thought process, and decided to come up with a solution to the problem of dull, boring alcohol-free ice cream.
They’ve just opened the world’s first boozy ice cream shop, and business is booming. The store only opened on May 7, but it’s already blowing up in a big way over on Instagram. As we discovered with goth ice cream, it pays to make your products Insta-friendly.
Tipsy Scoop’s flavors are inspired by famous cocktails including the delicious-sounding Strawberry Sangria Sorbet, Mango Margarita, Red Velvet Martini, and Tequila Mexican “Hot” Chocolate. I didn’t even know it was possible for something to make you feel hungry and thirsty at the same time.
So just how tipsy can you actually get from Tipsy Scoop’s ice cream? Well, every boozy flavor comes in at just below 5 per cent alcohol, which is around about one light beer. Of course, since the ice creams are genuinely alcoholic, you have to be over 21 to purchase them.
Thankfully, if you’re underage but you’d still like to purchase an ice cream, Tipsy Scoop also offer virgin flavors. Plus, it’s a great option for parents who want to sneak a little tipple into their busy schedules whilst keeping the kids happy!
The store’s owner, Melissa Tavss, intially opened Tipsy Scoop as a wholesale company back in 2014. However, after an incredible amount of interest, Tavss finally decided she needed a physical store. She told Cosmopolitan: “People were coming all the way [to East Harlem] to try [Tipsy Scoop]. We were in hairnets making ice cream, so that’s when we realized we needed a store.”
If you’re not based in New York, you might be in luck, because Tipsy Scoop is also available at selected retailers across the country. You can check out the details here.