- Julia Clancy
It was 85 degrees last Wednesday afternoon, and Shelburne's newest ice cream shop, the Scoop, had a steady line of customers. Located next to Archie's Grill at 4066 Shelburne Road, the shop opened on June 10, just in time for the summer heat.
Tim Williams, who has owned Archie's Grill since early 2016 with his business partner, Doug Nedde, decided to open the shop after Marco's Pizza vacated the space last year. "I never made ice cream before," he said. "But the space next door was perfect."
So Williams learned a new craft. He now develops the flavors with Archie's Grill sous chef Tiffany Johnson, who churns the cream in small batches on-site. Ingredients include syrup from Stowe Maple Products, cream base from Kingdom Creamery of Vermont, and baked goods like cheesecake and buckeyes from Shelburne neighbors Good Comida.
A chalkboard menu behind the counter offers classic flavors such as chocolate, cookie dough and strawberry, while more unique options include White Gold, which is studded with white chocolate, butterscotch chips and cookie dough; and 7 Layer, which packs coconut, walnuts, butterscotch, fudge swirl and graham crackers into each scoop.
For a lighter bite, sorbets come in flavors like passion fruit, mango and chocolate. Milkshakes, root beer floats and blondie-stacked sundaes abound.