First Sprinkles Ice Cream Parlor Opens in Texas
Opens next door to Sprinkles Cupcakes
Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News
North Texans waited in line for hours to enjoy sweet treats from Sprinkles' first ice cream parlor in Dallas.
After five years of serving North Texans fluffy goodness from its kitchen, Sprinkles Cupcakes now adds an ice cream parlor to its name.
Hundreds of people lined up for the grand opening of Sprinkles Ice Cream at Preston Center Plaza on Friday.
"I always talk about Sprinkles," said customer Ruth Tegene. "I come here all the time so I'm real excited."
The California-based company jumped into the ice cream business last year and have been quite successful at it.
"There's something for everyone here," Candace Nelson, the founder of Sprinkles said.
Using California diary, Sprinkles is taking tradition ice cream to the next level. Not only by having a large array of toppings, but giving some of the flavors a twist.
"You know butter pecan, cherry vanilla, Captain Crunch—where we infuse the base of the ice cream with Captain Crunch cereal and we caramelize pieces of the cereal and add it to the mix," Nelson said describing the flavors.
Friday’s opening of Sprinkles Ice Cream parlor is the first in the state and their third in the country—which the company says made sense given that when the company first started shipping ice cream many of the orders came from North Texans.
Jennifer Akin and her sons Jett and Jace drove from Plano to wait two hours for the ice cream and get some cupcakes from next door.
Sprinkles Ice Cream will also sell cookies and brownies at the location.