The Screamery has been open a few weeks and we decided to give it a try last Friday evening.
It was a little crowded and service was slow. However, the biggest roadblock was a few woman that had decided to sample everything in the case. At least that was how it felt, while waiting our turn with a seven year old who was having a few decision issues of her own.
There were a few choices that were getting close to being gone. Each tub is handcrafted and the process takes over 24 hours. What sets the Screamery apart from other ice cream shops is the owners pasteurize the ice cream on site. They only use all natural ingredients consisting of cream and milk from cows that eat grass, organic eggs and sugar. The pasteurization takes a while to complete. As mentioned you can try before you buy. For the little ones, there is a step up covered in artificial grass to see into the case. Nice touch!
The current offerings are described in detail on the chalkboard. The chalkboard cannot be viewed from the ice cream case. I would suggest viewing the choices first, if needed go for the samples and then get ready to order and enjoy.
In our multi-colored and flavored world, I am married, over 48 years so you know he’s not going to change, to a vanilla and chocolate guy. He has gotten frisky in the last few years ordering a waffle cone. The chocolate was two blends of Ghiradelli chocolate and the vanilla was created with natural vanilla beans sourced out of Mexico. My large vanilla Dairy Queen man was not impressed.
After a couple samples, Mia settled on Cotton Candy. It was a natural cotton candy flavor with no artificial colors or flavorings. As she ate she worked on coloring one of the dairy related drawings available on clip boards. Ask the counter person for crayons. Sadly I didn’t get a picture of my choices. It was two scoops in a cup. One was peach, made with seasonal peaches and sweet cream. I have to say I was disappointed. There was only the slightest hint of peach. Perhaps the peaches hadn’t been ripe enough or not the right variety. Oh my, the Sonoran Chocolate more than made up for it. I was in love. This flavor was slowly steeped with chili flakes and had a nice little kick to it. I would go back just to eat a scoop. Full disclosure, if you mention chili I am so there.
The bathroom doors are cute.
Both are tri-lingual. You have the picture, the word and braile.
The flavors will change with the seasons and hopefully there will be a few favorites always available. My Dairy Queen man doesn’t feel the need to return, but my taste buds are ready for another Sonoran Chocolate treat. Be prepared to spend a little extra money. All the ice cream is handcrafted with premium ingredients. Hey, we all need to indulge ourselves once in a while. The Screamery is located on the Southwest corner of Houghton and Broadway, next to Starbucks. Yes, it is on the far Eastside. The good news, it’s only two miles from my house. Let me know when you try it and what flavors floated your boat. Enjoy!