I recently tried Scoopsies’ Lavender Honey Ice Cream
and it was delicious. Scoopsies is a delivery only service to the Greater Boston Area and if you aren’t located in her delivery areas, you can reach out to arrange a meeting! Chloe met me outside of Porter square on my way home from work and I got my pint. The story of how the brand came about is really interesting, I had a
Typically Tali: How did you get started with making ice cream / decide to start selling it?
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!
TT: Do you have any core flavors that will always be around, or will you be rotating all of them by season!?
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.
TT: Did you make your own recipe for each new flavor? 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!
TT: Are there any ice cream brands that inspire you?
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).
TT: Is there a delivery fee?
CJ: There’s no delivery fee, actually!
TT: What made you decide to deliver rather than ship?
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.
TT: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? CJ:
My favorite Scoopsies
flavor is Anise & Orange Zest and my favorite ice cream flavor in general is Black Raspberry!
TT: What’s your favorite memory related to ice cream?!
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.
A big thank you to Scoopsies
for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.