A craving for ice cream hit Becky and me while driving on I-10. We wanted to avoid the powder based air-filled national chain ice cream and searched for something local. A bit of digging revealed U-Scream Ice Cream & Smoothies located at 471 SW State Road 247. We found the ice cream shop sandwiched in between two other business in a small neatly kept shopping plaza. I ran inside with my marching orders while the kids and Becky waited in the car. Miss Julia wanted something pink, Mason something chocolate, and Becky wanted a banana split.
I entered U-Scream and was greeted by a smiling couple of kids. I took a moment to look over their ice cram flavors while they finished making a smoothies for a woman with a small child. The shop was plainly decorated with white walls and beige tile floors. Posters of ice cream hung from the wall along with a menu listing their sundae option. A couple of high top tables towards the front of the store provided an area to eat their frozen desserts.
U-Scream was scoopnig up 22 different flavors of ice cream on the day of our visit. I ordered Miss Julia a strawberry cone, and a Rocky Road one for her brother. When I saw the size of the first banana split I decided one would be enough for us to share. Service was fast and courteous, and the ice cream shop was very clean.
I had to make two trips to the car. The first was with the two cones and a second with our banana split. Miss Julia was delighted to see her pink ice cream, while Mason was happy to see I had picked out his mom’s favorite Rocky Road for his cone. The kids tore into their cold treats and when asked if they liked their cones, both nodded with ice cream dripping down their hands.
The U-Scream banana split was a classic ice cream sundae with all of the classic flavors. It consisted of scoops of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberries ice cream nestled between banana halves, slathered in pineapple, hot fudge, and strawberry sauce toppings, doused with whipped cream, peanuts, and crowned with three cherries. Becky and I dug into the banana split while the kids worked on their cones. There was a perfect amount of toppings and the three large scoops of ice cream were more than enough for the both of us. By the time we finished the sundae there was nothing left but a bit of melted ice cream and cherry stems. The kids enjoyed their cones and then promptly fell asleep with sticky smiles on their faces.
U-Scream is open from Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information on U-Scream check out uscreamicecreamandsmoothies.com, Faceboo, or give them a call at (386) 243-8627.
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