Coming Soon: Thai Style Ice Cream Shop Sweet Charlie’s Will Make Ice Cream From Scratch Before Your Eyes!
Talk about freshly made. This summer forget about hitting up the run-of-the-mill ice cream joints that keep their products in freezers because 19 year old (yes 19 years of age) Kyle Billig of Cherry Hill is opening up a Thai style ice cream shop that will make ice cream from scratch before your eyes. The Arizona State freshman is testing his entrepreneurial wings here in Philly with a bold new take on a classic desert.
Since forever, folks have been served ice cream scooped from batches stored in freezers or from soft serve machines. Over time “fancier” spots such as Cold Stone introduced a system of mixing ice cream toppings in front of customers which resulted in a Cold Stone craze for quite some time. However, Kyle Billig is opening up what can be described as the Hibachi of ice cream parlors, Sweet Charlie’s.
Slated to open in early May, Sweet Charlie’s will serve ice cream made from scratch on specially modified machines that keeps their surface levels at a bone chilling 20 degrees below zero. Taking the concept from an online video he saw of a Thai ice cream maker, Kyle decided to bring that concept to the states. After several rounds of trial and error, Kyle finally got the system down pat and got the funding to open his own ice cream shop. Sweet Charlie’s will serve “great-size” servings of freshly made ice cream for a pocket friendly price of $6. Made from the simple ingredients of milk, buttermilk and sugar, Sweet Charlie’s will cut out the stabilizers, preservatives and emulsifiers that are found in most ice creams and instead let the toppings and fruits tickle your taste-buds. Toppings such as fresh fruit, cookies, candies, teas and even coffee from La Colombe will be on hand to create your made from scratch experience.
A concept in which Philly has never seen, we definitely look forward to hitting Sweet Charlie’s this summer and if it tastes as good as it looks in the video, this will definitely be the go-to-spot in summer 16′ .