Artisan ice cream shop High Point Creamery celebrated its grand opening yesterday at 215 S. Holly St. in the Hilltop neighborhood. Owned by Erika Thomas along with her husband and business partner Chad Stutz, this first retail location (the pair plans to open two more locations in the future) produces handcrafted ice cream, sorbet and other innovative frozen treats. Look for a menu of 18 standard flavors—a mix of traditional and unique offerings, like fresh basil with blackberry swirl. To start, all of HPC's products are made from scratch and will be kosher in the future.
Don't miss the signature item: an ice cream "bombe." Originating in Victorian-era France, this dessert consists of ice cream layered with meringue, and then topped with more ice cream. Each layer is hardened and then put in a copper mold. Once everything is set it's removed from the mold and then sliced like cake to serve.
Other specialty items include ice cream flights that will feature five flavors of the staff's choosing, as well as sundaes topped with house-made sauces. High Point Creamery is also offering locally roasted pour-over coffee, a Japanese method that uses a special kettle.
The design of the space has a modern look, with elements like white marble tables, subway tiles and a bleached oak counter. The shop is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.