The Highland neighborhood has a new ice cream shop. Sweet Cow Ice Cream, the Louisville-based ice cream maker, quietly opened its doors on Thursday in the Highlands Square right at 32nd Avenue and Lowell.
The space is airy and light-filled reminiscent of a 1950's soda shop with a modern twist. The blue-hued room is comfortable and inviting, but the scent of freshly baked waffle cones and cookies is what makes the first impression. There are a few counter-height seats at the bar and along the windows which will open all the way up to allow more of an indoor-outdoor experience as the weather warms up. Several similar seats will also be available outside on a small patio.
The owner, Drew Honness, committed to making everything in-house at his first store in Louisville and the same commitment is present here. Workers in the shop make and serve the ice cream, hand spin the milkshakes, bake the cookies and put the ice cream sandwiches together, and more.
A variety of flavors of ice creams are available from the traditional Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla to seasonal flavors like Peppermint Stick and Sweet Corn. Sweet Cow prides itself in the quality of its ingredients and avoids the traditional coloring of ice cream flavors in favor of the natural white coloring.
The Highlands store will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. After Memorial Day, hours will be extended by one hour in the evenings.