Scooptacular, the cheery ice cream shop in Laveen known for its unique selection of housemade ice cream flavors, has opened a second location in Gilbert. The new shop, which opened on October 15, is located in the SanTan Village shopping center next door to the Harkins SanTan Village 16 movie theater.
The Gilbert location will carry on the shop's tradition of making fun, unusual flavors like green apple sorbet, Playdough (a sweet cream ice cream blend with bright swirls of three different color), and Cookie Monster, a cotton candy-flavored ice cream with mixed-in chunks of cookie dough and Oreo cookie pieces.
You’ll still have to drive to Laveen to enjoy Scooptacular’s original creation, the Laveen Concrete Mix, a caramel ice cream studded with chocolate “rocks” and rolled in graham crumbs. The beloved concrete mix isn't on the menu at the Gilbert shop. However, Scooptacular owners Carrisa and Nindi Wadhwa say that a Gilbert-exclusive flavor is coming soon to the SanTan Village location.
And speaking of upcoming new flavors, Scooptacular plans to roll out a few Thanksgiving-inspired seasonal ice creams in the next few weeks. In previous years, the shop has churned out Thanksgiving ice cream flavors made with real turkey, gravy, and sweet corn.
The shop is still deciding which flavors to make in honor of Thanksgiving this year, but the owners did confirm that pumpkin pie ice cream will be back on the menu, along with a turkey-flavored ice cream. (Uh, yum?) Stay tuned for a report on the turkey-flavored ice cream.
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