We live in Florida, so it’s only natural that we have a plethora of frozen treat options. Soon, the ice cream monolith known as Ben & Jerry’s will host its grand opening in Midtown Tampa. On March 8, residents in Midtown will get to experience all the funky goodness that this ubiquitous scoop shop has to offer.
The ice cream purveyor was originally founded in Burlington, VT back in 1978. Over the course of nearly 4 decades the company has delights kids and adults with its inventive ice cream flavors. In addition to classics such as Cherry Garcia and Chubby Hubby, Ben & Jerry’s has branched out to serve certified gluten-free, and vegan pints.
Ben & Jerry’s opening two new locations in Tampa Bay
The company put out this quote in a release celebrating its anticipated arrival: “Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop is coming to Midtown Tampa! The Scoop Shop will be located near Midtown Commons and will have all your favorite ice cream and certified vegan Non-Dairy flavors, plus waffle cones, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and ice cream catering services.”
Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience once Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop opens:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Fudge Flakes
Coconut Almond Fudge Chip: Coconut Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Almonds & Fudge Chips
Cold Brew Coffee Fudge Chip: Cold Brew Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Fudge Flakes & a Fudge Swirl
Whiskey Biz™: Brown Butter Bourbon Ice Cream with Blonde Brownies & Whiskey Caramel Swirls
Boots on the Moooo: A Universe of Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Orbiting Fudge Cows, Toffee Meteor Clusters & Swirls of Sugar Cookie Dough
Midtown is bursting with new businesses
This is just another in a long line of exciting debuts at Midtown Tampa. Ponte Tampa is set to bring the much missed flavors of Cafe Ponte back to the city. New Orleans-based Walk-ons Bistreaux is prepping to bring its blend of LA inspired cuisine to Tampa, with plenty of beignets in tow.
True Food Kitchen, New England-style pizza spot Colony Grill, and a huge food hall are all set to open in the next year, too.
The Ben & Jerry’s Grand Opening will take place March 8 from 1:30-5:30pm. Festivities will include a live DJ, face painting, story time, a craft table, and plenty of samplings.