Sprinkles Ice Cream celebrates its grand opening this week – Creative Loafing Tampa

By the way, Sprinkles also scoops up keto and vegan options.

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The heat index isn’t getting any cooler despite the arrival the fall months. Luckily, Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop has laid its roots at 6870 Gulf Blvd. on St. Pete Beach.

This Saturday, September 12, from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sprinkles is hosting its grand opening with raffles for guests to win prizes. The shop is even offering buy-one-get-one cups or cones (the offer expires October 1)—and that includes Sprinkles’ keto and vegan options.

According to the ice cream shop’s social media, there was an ice cream shop grand opening at this location back in 1974, and now nearly three decades later, Sprinkles is bringing the dairy scoops back to the neighborhood.

Speaking of ice cream, Sprinkles carries old fashioned Amish-made ice cream from the Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota. Flavors range from classics to bold tastes like Kahlua Crunch and salted caramel pretzel. If you’re a little lactose intolerant, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, as well as lactose and sugar-free options are also on the menu. 

In the mood for something a little thicker? Guests can grab a specialty shake like the Turtle Bay with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, hot caramel and pecan turtle candy. Obviously banana splits are on the menu, as well as malts and smoothies. Need an extra boost? Espresso drinks, including cold brew, alongside a selection of muffins and cookies, are also available. 

Pies are $4.25 a slice, and you can choose from key lime, peanut butter fudge swirl, chocolate oreo bash, mint chocolate, and coconut cream. 

The concept also carries wall decor, saltwater taffy, retro candy and sodas for keepsakes, thoughtful gifts, or a little taste of nostalgia. 

Hours for the shop are 3 -10 p.m. Sun.-Fri., and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.

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