What’s the Scoop? Frozen Treats is unlike any other ice cream shop in the area

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What’s the Scoop? offers everything from full-sugar varieties to all-natural, hand-crafted ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, shaved ice, fresh fruits and organic ingredients, as well as vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, and chemical dye-free options.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Opening next month, the area’s newest ice cream shop blends old-fashioned charm with high-tech entertainment and puts a cherry on top in the form of an outdoor patio complete with a billowing bubble machine and comfortable outdoor seating.

Owned by Doug and Maureen Crandall, What’s the Scoop? Frozen Treats is the perfect destination for family fun. The little ones will enjoy their own play corner with coloring fun, a big dry erase board, and Dippin’ Dots. The tweens and teens will have a ball in the gaming area with XBox and old 80s arcade games. Adults can kick back and take a breather enjoying music and the television screens.

A Grand Time for All Ages
“We wanted to create an ambiance where families will look forward to hanging out together,” says Maureen, who, with six children, knows a thing or two about family fun and creating togetherness. Her oldest two, Hannah and Michael, will be team leader and assistant team leader, spearheading the day-to-day operations. And, of course, their siblings—Adam, Halle, Jacob, and Nicholas—have a stake in the business, too, coming up with flavor combinations and creative decisions.

Like most moms, Maureen is very health conscious about the foods her kids eat, and wanted to open a shop that appeals to a modern range of palates. They offer everything from old-fashioned flavors to all-natural, hand-crafted ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, shaved ice, fresh fruits and organic ingredients, as well as vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, and chemical dye-free options.

Hannah reports they are planning for a variety of ice cream, from the classics such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, to the kid-friendly flavors such as Superman and Blue Moon. And the endless gamut of toppings ranges from candy to cereal, nuts and fruits.

Whatever combo you put together, the Crandalls want you to get the biggest bang for your buck. Unlike other places, they don’t weigh your froyo order.

Milkshakes will come in all the favorite varieties, but also look from some truly creative concoctions to top the menu. Unicorn or Ultimate Chocolate, anyone?

“We also fresh-squeeze our own juices,” says Maureen. “Two varieties include Think Pink, which is a blend of red apples, pears, pineapple, beet and ginger; and The Sassy, which includes pineapple, green apples, spinach and kale.”

Smoothies veer to a healthy bent as well, with the Classic, a blend of strawberries, bananas, honey and lemon juice; and the Blueberry Flaxseed, with bananas, blueberries, flaxseed, honey and coconut milk. Lastly, the Green Dream is a glorious marriage of frozen yogurt, bananas, almond butter, spinach and kale.

Hannah says the Blueberry Acai bowl appeals to lovers of superfoods, too.

“And for a gourmet treat, we’re coming up with a dessert that’s a ball of ice cream at the center of a ball of shaved ice,” she says.

Party Central
Doug reports they are already working with the schools to give parties, as well as cards or tokens to use in the Gaming area, to help incentivize students to get good grades and read.

“We encourage groups to hold their parties here, whether indoors or on our patio,” he says.

The shop has a rustic chic décor. And as if the whole operation isn’t adorable enough, a furry mascot—Scoop the Husky Dog—will be inviting folks in.

There is only one downside to What’s the Scoop? and it’s a doozie. It’s only open seasonally, so you’ll just have to plan your next few months accordingly to make room for frequent visits.

What’s the Scoop? Frozen Treats is located at 5160 Wallings Road, at the corner of State Road, in North Royalton. They offer a loyalty card, and their own app, so please download it. Call 440-457-7114 or visit WhatsTheScoop.today for more information.

Categories: Westside Food & Dining