Las Vegas can’t seem to get enough ice cream, and three new shops opened with adult versions with alcohol, vegan variations made with cashews instead of dairy, and an Arts District retro stop with a banana split challenge.
Celebrity darling Craig’s Vegan Ice Cream out of Los Angeles serves 100 percent vegan ice cream that’s certified kosher and gluten-free at Resorts World. The cashew-based ice cream comes in scoops, pints, sundaes, and shakes in flavors such as Melrose Mint Chip, Sunset & Strawberry, Killa’ Vanilla, and Perfectly Chocolate. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Cream Me Ice Creamery, the retro-inspired ice cream shop in the Arts District, offers a Dole Whip pineapple split with watermelon sorbet, pineapple, and coconut flakes; a mangoneada with mango sorbet, chamoy, tajin, and mango chile chunks; and a banana split challenge. Diners who finish the treat with two full bananas, six scoops of ice cream, four sauces, whip cream, sprinkles, nuts, and a cherry in 15 minutes get it for free. Ice creams come in flavors such as horchata, Cookie Monster, lemon meringue pie, and cookie butter, among others. Some options are vegan. Open Monday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., Friday from noon to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 1203 S. Main St.
Aubi & Ramsa brings alcohol-infused ice creams to Caesars Palace and Resorts World. The 4.9 percent alcohol ice creams come in best seller Scotch & Decadence with chocolate ice cream, The Dalmore 12 year, chocolate, and pecan pieces, topped with a dulce de leche swirl; piña colada, a pineapple and coconut cream ice cream made with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva; the Dirty Mojito with mojito sorbet made with Zacapa 33 and mint sprinkles; and the Lucky Brownie, an Irish cream ice cream made with Carolans Irish Cream and bits of organic brownie. The Caesars Palace location is open daily from noon to midnight, and the Resorts World shop serves from Monday through Thursday from noon to midnight and Friday and Saturday from noon to 2 a.m.
Other ice cream shops on the way
Sorry, Not Sorry Creamery plans to open at 9484 W. Flamingo Road from brother Kevin Whelan and Drew Belcher. They plan to serve high butterfat ice cream with mix-ins and vegan options in a former Rolled Ice Cream shop.
South Korea-based Milkcow brings its first Nevada location for soft serve to Tivoli Village. The Snow Drop comes topped with organic cotton candy, organic salt, and sweets for an Instagrammable dish. Milky Peace comes topped with sunflower seeds and cashew clusters, then drizzled with pistachio syrup. Milkcow plans to be open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Currently hiring, family-owned local shop Drill It Creamery is keeping its full menu under wraps, but will soon be moving into the former home of Boca Park’s Ice Land, a rolled ice cream store imported from Philadelphia.
The Bay Area’s Teaspoon heads to the southwest’s new UnCommons in 2022 with its menu of snow ice. Although it has not announced a location yet, the restaurant features snow ice, shaved into ribbons, in flavors including nutty taro, strawberry, mango, kumquat, and the banana, mochi, Nutella, and almond flake “Donkey Kong” dish.
Pennsylvania-based Bruster’s Real Ice Cream heads to to Spring Valley, serving waffle cones, sundaes, and ice cream cakes prepared the “old-fashioned way.” The first of the Bruster’s locations at 2860 S. Durango Drive, close to Edna Avenue, promises a rotating roster of 150 ice cream options with at least 24 different flavors on the menu every day.