By Teresa Gubbins | Dallas Culture Map
Arriving in the nick of time for summer, What’s da Scoop? is a new ice cream-themed food truck with a lineup of flavors, cones and toppings that goes beyond the basics.
Fat Elvis ice cream has banana puree, chocolate chips and peanut butter chunks. Blue Moon is a blue ice cream with Fruit Loops appeal. Espresso almond fudge is a deeper rendition of the usual coffee.
While the flavors are unquestionably distinctive, so is the ice cream itself. It’s shipped in from a Madison, Wisconsin-based company called The Chocolate Shoppe, which began as a mom-and-pop shop in 1962 and expanded into a supplier of restaurants.
If you’ve had ice cream from the north, you know that it’s different from what’s sold around Texas. It’s creamier than what you find in supermarkets but not quite as rich as super-premiums like Häagen-Dazs.
“I attended school in Madison, Wisconsin,” says Two Trucks co-owner Jonathan Wagner. “When I moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, I really missed that rich, creamy, Wisconsin-style of ice cream.”
Sundaes, cones and floats include Blue Suede Shoes Sundae with candied bacon, Fat Elvis ice cream and chocolate-peanut butter sauce; Black Magic Cone, a Nutella-lined waffle cone with Zanzibar ice cream and dulce de leche; and floats made with Dr. Brown’s sodas, Coca Cola or Dr Pepper.
You can’t miss the truck, which has an eye-catching whimsical decoration: a set of melting ice cream cones that appear to drip down the front.