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Roomies Brings Engineered Ice Cream to the Dallas Farmers Market

Just in time for 100 degree temperatures, too.

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A new ice cream purveyor is coming to the Dallas Farmers Market, and you won't even have to wait for the much-talked-about revamp of Shed 2 coming this fall: Roomies Ice Cream will make its debut this Thursday, reports Teresa Gubbins at CultureMap Dallas.

Owner Mark Wang cites San Francisco's iconic Bi-Rite Creamery and Humphrey Slocombe as influences, but that doesn't mean his ice cream will be exorbitantly priced: Scoops will be $2 each and handmade waffle cones just a buck. According to the Roomies website, Wang is an engineer for a Fortune 500 company and it sounds like he's bringing that same level of precision to his ice cream biz. Roomies makes its own ice cream bases rather than relying on commercially made bases and utilizes "absolutely no artificial flavors, no artificial food colorings, [and] no preservatives of any sort." Roomies' ice cream clocks in at 10 to 12 percent milkfat; as the site explains, "the milkfat is set lower to keep customers nice and cool without being too heavy in the heat of Texas."

Per CultureMap, Roomies will offer six flavors at a time. The inaugural flavor lineup will include:

  • Honey Vanilla
  • Callebaut & Tcho Dark Chocolate
  • Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • Peanut Butter with Blueberry Syrup
  • Ginger
  • Earl Grey Tea
Roomies will sling scoops at the farmers market Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Popular ice cream sandwich truck Coolhaus is setting up shop at the farmers market, too, but you'll have to wait a few more months for that.)

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