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Who: Tin Pot Creamery
What: A specialty ice cream shop
When: Sun – Thu: 11 am – 9 pm Fri – Sat: 11 am – 10 pm
Why: They offer decadent and sophisticated, full flavored ice cream with a twist on traditional flavors. Their ice cream is handcrafted in small batches using natural and wholesome ingredients. This place is good for dates (especially a first date where you want to impress), taking the kids out, or a guilty pleasure solo excursion.
Cost: An adult cup with two scoops with up to two flavors starts at $4.00. $10+ per pint. A one scoop kid cup or cone is $3.50.
My Experience: When I arrived at Tin Pot Creamery, I noticed a lot of attention to detail. Cute chalkboard signs, a little “cone holder” at the register to free up your hands, and I especially loved how they put two candied eyes on Samantha’s kid cone to add some character. I didn’t notice any seating inside of the shop, but there were benches outside where you can sit and enjoy your ice cream. Samantha had strawberry short cake which she inhaled down without a peep. I chose roasted banana fudge ripple (oh ya!) and after asking what a good pairing would be for a second scoop, got the salted butterscotch. My scoops were on a waffle cone, which had a chocolate chunk at the bottom of it (I think I caught myself rolling my eyes in the back of my head while savoring). I also noticed that with how creamy my two scoops were, the serving sizes were the perfect amount. The quality and experience you receive definitely justifies the cost. I would definitely recommend TPC if you want something yummy and unique, yet with a familiar flare that reminds you of making homemade ice cream with a family member.