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Boozy Ice Cream Flights Just Landed in University Park

Try three or six cones with beer and wine pairings

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A new dessert destination from three SMU grads called Baldo’s Scoop Shop Café is now serving up ice cream flights in University Park.

Baldo’s recently debuted in the former Goff’s Hamburgers’ space at 6401 Hillcrest Avenue with ice cream, espresso, and booze on deck. Baldo’s is doing things a bit differently from the plethora of creameries in DFW with its flights of either three or six mini cones and ice cream pairings with beer and wine.

The shop’s founders brought in chef-artist Aldo Sandoval to churn out interesting flavors like Texas toasted honey, olive oil, winter spruce, and cinnamon cayenne, following in the footsteps of other experimental small-batch local creameries. For traditionalists, there’s also an assortment of typical ice cream flavors like mint chocolate, salted caramel, and cookies ‘n’ cream, alongside vegan chocolate and dairy-free sorbet. Aside from its frozen treats and beverages, Baldo’s serves up baked goods and scoops of edible cookie dough, a dessert trend that is definitely taking hold in Dallas.

In addition to whipping up edible goods, the pedigreed Chef Sandoval (formerly Uchi/Uchiba and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek) also created artwork to adorn the white-walled space. Dessert lovers will find an open kitchen to watch his dessert making in action and seating for about a dozen people at a high-backed leather banquet. “To lead such an innovative, creative, and fun culinary endeavor in Dallas’ backyard is a dream come true,” Sandoval said in a statement. “Baldo’s Scoop Shop Café brings an artistic approach to one of America’s favorite treats – ice cream. What’s not to love?”

Baldo’s Scoop Shop Café is now open and slinging desserts Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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