Looks like summer has officially started. Scoop n Roll Creamery in Edmonton has opened not one, but three locations just in time for that sweet summer heat. Like anything else that is going to reopen, social distancing rules apply but that isn’t going to stop us from getting our ice cream roll fix.
It’s finally getting warmer out there and that means we can start to get back to all the summer activities we love.
In addition to adding things like camping and hiking to your summer to-do lists, you should definitely consider writing down Scoop n Roll Creamery.
This Edmonton ice cream truck is a staple within the city and despite everything going on right now, they are open and ready for business. That’s how you know winter is officially over. It may or may not snow again, but Scoop n Roll is back.
The shop's Instagram reads that multiple Scoop n Roll locations opened as of Wednesday, May 6.
“We have missed all of you and we’re thrilled to serve you with the ice cream fix you’ve been waiting for all winter,” reads the post.
Altogether, three truck locations have reopened, including a north, west, and east spot; all of which are situated in parking lots.
If you get lost, just look for the crowd. The food truck always brings in a massive group of people patiently waiting to get their ice cream rolls. Naturally, there will be social distancing rules in place until further notice.
If you haven’t had Scoop n Roll before, let us break it down for you.
Known for being Canada’s first rolled ice cream joint, Scoop n Roll lets you customize your sweet treat.
Think Subway but for someone with a sweet tooth.
All you need to do is pick your base ice cream flavour from 19 different selections. Once you got that sorted, pick your toppings and mix-ins.
With options like Oreos, gummy bears, Fruity Pebbles, Ferrero Rocher’s, and Nutella, you might be stuck picking for a while. Just take your time.
Once everything is picked out, the ice cream experts will work their magic and mix it all together and flatten it onto an extremely cold surface.
This is where the rolling process begins. Instead of scooping it back up and placing it into a bowl, the workers will roll it so it forms a tube.
For whatever reason, the ice cream tastes even better when it's in this shape.
Right now, the three locations are open from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Of course, the employees and customers are being asked to practice safety measures including social distancing of two metres while waiting in line.
Even though the province plans on reopening Thursday, May 14, social distancing and personal hygiene protocols, like hand sanitizing, will be the new normal for the foreseeable future.
Scoop n Roll
Address: Staples parking lot, 13154 137 Ave., Edmonton, AB Toys R Us parking lot, 9908 170 St., Edmonton, ABValue Village parking lot, 13530 Fort Rd., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: It's not summer until you get that first bite of ice cream. Time to get snacking.