Chloe Jankowitz: I started making ice cream in 2012 just as a hobby. I just thought it seemed so cool to be able to make your own flavors. I launched”100 Scoopsies” a few months later (my challenge to make 100 ice cream flavors in 365 days), and people kept asking me where they could find my ice cream. So I turned Scoopsies into a full-fledged craft ice cream brand!
CJ: Both, actually! My most popular flavors are up in the shop pretty regularly. S’moresies, Turkish Coffee, and Sea Salted Caramel to name a few. I also make new flavors every few days, so I’m always mixing it up for the shop.
CJ: Yep! This is really important to me. I only use recipes that are my own. I start by making a small batch of each flavor and once I get it down, I make bigger batches for the delivery shop!
TT: What inspires to you make a flavor like sweet pea, or a flavor that it’s the typical chocolate or vanilla that we are used to?
CJ: I pretty much go by “the weirder the better.” I always want to try working with ingredients that you don’t usually see in ice cream flavors. I don’t see much of a point in making a flavor that everybody’s tried before unless I can put my own spin on it. So whenever I come across a unique ingredient, I have to consider using it in one of my flavors!
CJ: I love ice cream brands that make their ice cream completely from scratch, and brands that really step outside of the box for their flavors. Right now I’m most inspired by Hay Rosie (in Brooklyn), Salt & Straw (based out of Portland, Oregon), and Parfait (in Seattle).
CJ: There’s no delivery fee, actually!
CJ: There’s something about meeting the customers face-to-face that I LOVE. Even with quick ten-second drop-offs, I feel like it personalizes the entire experience. Scoopsies is a community brand and having those interactions really enhances the overall bond.
CJ: My favorite Scoopsies flavor is Anise & Orange Zest and my favorite ice cream flavor in general is Black Raspberry!
CJ: I worked at J.P. Licks for a few summers during college. We would lock up after our last customers for the night and inevitably a few late customers would knock on the door. I distinctly remember this one guy who would come with his two daughters almost every night and order the same thing (vanilla froyo with fruit medley topping — LOL). He came one night after we locked the door and I just had to let him in. He was SO happy. I gave them all free ice cream and told them to order whatever they wanted. It was just so easy to make their night, so why not do it? They were so psyched.
That memory kind of stuck with me. It’s reactions like that that made me want to make ice cream and start my own brand.
1. 1989 // I bought it last weekend and it was the best decision ever! I love Taylor Swift but her albums just keep getting better and better. This one is so relatable and I pretty much listened to it on repeat all week. My favorites are Style, Out of the Woods and I Wish You Would. Seriously obsessed.
2. The Kitchn // I’ve been spending a lot of time on this site hunting for lunch friendly recipes that I can make in advance and will still taste good and relatively fresh! Learning to cook is quickly becoming my favorite activity.
3. Cashmere // The winter reminds me how important basics are in my closet. Because when I get up in the morning getting dressed into something cute is increasingly more challenging. Since my only two concerns are being warm and comfortable. So I’ve been thinking a lot about these cashmere sweaters and how I would love to fill my closet with them to make wintertime work wear cute and comfortable!
4. Simple Necklace // My sickness the past few weeks has prevented me from wearing any big statement earrings or necklaces. They have felt too heavy on my head so my body has been rejecting them. Thank goodness for this dainty piece to get me through, so I can have a cold and still be stylish.
This was the first lasagna I’ve ever made on my own – well I had a little help from my mom and 3 different receipes. Turns out there is no Spinach Lasagna recipe out there for beginners! I.e. how to cook the spinach and sharing that you have to mix it in with the cheese and then the sauce – how to make it if you aren’t adding meat! So needless to say what began as a soothing Sunday afternoon cooking activity turned into a confused mess of trying to figure everything out! But I managed, thanks to my mom’s vintage cooking book from the 80’s! It’s the most beautiful cookbook ever and it’s called The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest, I had a hard time sharing that because it’s so special.
For the Lasanga construction, I used the kitchn’s reciepe and I used a their base for the red sauce plus a few things my mom suggested I add in (red wine, oregano, salt, pepper, agave and let it took for 30 minutes). She said don’t be afraid of seasoning!
What was the first dish you’ve ever cooked? Did it turn out well!?