New Yorkers can now have their ice cream and their liquor, too. New York’s first Ice Cream “barlour” (yes, barlour) -- fittingly named Tipsy Scoop -- is now open in Kips Bay, with spiked ice cream that has a high enough alcohol content to actually get you buzzed.
Tipsy Scoop originally started out as an East Harlem wholesale and catering company, selling small batch, spiked ice cream to grocery stores throughout the city, and shipping cases around the country to boozy ice cream enthusiasts. After videos showcasing the spiked ice cream went viral, owner Melissa Tavss decided it was finally time to open a brick-and-mortar location.
“People were showing up to our production facility, which is in East Harlem under the Metro-North. They were looking for an ice cream shop, and we were in hair nets making ice cream,” Tavss explains with a laugh.