June 20th is National Vanilla Milkshake Day. Not chocolate, not strawberry. Vanilla. (These food holidays can be so specific!) I celebrated with a yummy shake from Scoop and Score, a local ice cream shop in Cedar Park, Texas. Scoop and Score serves up delicious Graeter’s ice cream, which is a hand-crafted ice cream from Cincinnati, Ohio. The family who owns Scoop and Score is from Ohio and wanted to bring this awesome ice cream to Central Texas! And I’m glad they did. If you’ve never heard of Graeter’s, it’s one of America’s oldest family-owned ice cream producers. Founded in 1870, Graeter’s handcrafts ice cream in two-gallon batches! (I used to work for a company with offices in Cincinnati, so I’ve had my share of Graeter’s on business trips. 😁)
Vanilla milkshakes might be too plain for some folks. But for me, a vanilla milkshake is the perfect base for fun toppings! At Scoop and Score, I got my shake with hot fudge swirled in, whipped cream on top, and covered with rainbow sprinkles. You always gotta have sprinkles! 🍦🍫🌈😋 There were many other mix-ins to choose from, but I wanted to keep it simple. You know, keep the focus on the vanilla for the holiday.
In addition to serving up super delish Graeter’s ice cream and milkshakes, Scoop and Score—which is a Black-owned business in the Austin area 👏—also makes ice cream floats, affogatos, and serves up locally roasted coffee. I live pretty close to the shop, so I can’t wait to come back for more milkshakes and ice cream! 😁🍦✨
Happy National Vanilla Milkshake Day, everyone!