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Adult Ice Cream Shop Expands in Texas, but You’ll Need a Reservation

Alcohol-Infused Treats Will Get You Wasted

BY // 07.12.17
photography Courtesy of Ice Cream Wasted

There’s a new ice cream shop coming to town, and it’s anything but old-fashioned. Ice Cream Wasted serves up alcohol-infused, vegan-friendly, Instagrammable frozen treats — by reservation only.

Bri Calloway started the shop in Houston a little over a year ago, and opened a second location in Plano in January. The boozy creations have been so popular that Calloway is bringing a third location to Dallas’ Bishop Arts District this summer.

It might seem a little strange to make an appointment to eat ice cream, but this isn’t just dessert. It’s an experience. Here’s how it works: Reserve a spot at one of the Ice Cream Wasted tasting events and you’ll get three to four courses of ice cream, and, more than likely, a nice buzz. It’s like ordering the chef’s tasting menu at a restaurant, but sweeter.

Each event revolves around a seasonal theme. The Bishop Arts store will have “Summer Soiree” themed tastings in July and August, with flavors like Toasted Cojito and Pineapple Upside-down Colada.

The ice cream itself is completely dairy-free, made with an organic coconut milk base. Then fruits and rich ingredients are added along with alcohols like rum, champagne, and Guinness. The finished product is adorned with sauces, toppings, and pretty garnishes.

Calloway was a chemist before she started Ice Cream Wasted, and she loves experimenting with new flavors and ideas. The trendy neighborhood of Bishop Arts will be the testing ground for her more wild recipes.

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“I want to get a feel for it and then unleash the crazy stuff I’ve been holding back,” she says.

You can get the scoop on Ice Cream Wasted sans reservation at the grand opening of the Bishop Arts location on Sunday, July 16 at noon. Get there early — the shop is handing out 1,000 free Orange Dreamsicle ice cream shots to celebrate.

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