Love drinking and love ice cream too? Well, you are in for a surprise. You can get the best of both the worlds and that too without getting drunk. Wilkes Barre got its first alcohol flavored ice cream shop
So, you get to taste alcohol without being exposed to its harmful effects. And of course, you need not worry about your kids tasting alcohol. Let’s check out about the new ice-cream in town
What is it?
This is a success story of a small business venture which is now going global. Pennsylvania’s first alcoholic ice cream shop Boozy B’s located in Luzerne Avenue in West Pittston has been running successfully for a year now.
The owners Autumn Eckert and Bianca Lupio, opened for business in 2019 in Midtown Village and the business went buzzing in no time.
Quickly, it became apparent that the upstart business had outgrown the small borough.
“West Pittston was a great starting point, but we always had it in our minds to come to downtown Wilkes-Barre,” Lupio said and now they have finally done it.
Footfall Increases in the Shop
“We’ve done really well here this week, there’s so much foot traffic around here,” Lupio said. “We’ve seen a lot of our old customers, and a whole lot of new ones.”
The shop that started operation from June 20, offers a new twist on a classic treat,
with flavors ranging from Coco Loco (coconut flavored ice cream infused with rum)
to the shop’s newest, Fruity Booty (cereal ice cream with vodka, best served in a waffle dish).
Boozy B’s also offers a list of sorbets, vegan offerings and a wide array of alcohol-soaked toppings to add even more kick to your ice cream, handmade from scratch by Lupio and Eckert.
How The Alcohol Draws Everyone
“It’s the alcohol that draws everyone in, but the ice cream is made from scratch and tastes delicious, too,” Lupio said.
Initially, they wanted to expand the business to Wilkes Barre back in April but the pandemic played spoilsport. They had the place since January but didn’t get the approval for selling liquor flavored products.
“The liquor board didn’t give us permission to open up until last weekend,” Lupio said. Now that they have got the license and opened up shop on June 20, the place is buzzing with action even during this pandemic times
4th of July Offerings
For this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, Boozy B’s has added holiday-themed cakes to the menu, which are available to order over the phone. Check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/boozybs/