New To The Scene: Big Dipper Creamery
You scream, I scream, we all scream for Big Dipper Ice Cream!
The highly anticipated Big Dipper Creamery is now open and it’s everything you’ve been waiting for. Sami, a third generation restaurateur in the Sand Springs community, and her husband Brian, have brought the ice cream shop that dreams are made of to Downtown Sand Springs. Sand Springs was the perfect place for them to open up a full shop because of the growing community and family ties. Her dream of bringing the first artisanal ice cream shop to Sand Springs has fueled all the hard work and determination that has gone into it’s opening. Big Dipper is a place for loved ones, new acquaintances, and friends to enjoy a sweet moment together.
Flavor is a top priority, and Big Dipper goes all out to ensure the best quality of fresh (and handpicked whenever available) ingredients go into each handmade batch of ice cream. Each small batch of ice cream is made right in their kitchen. When choosing which new flavors to make, the first thing to consider for Big Dipper is what’s in season. They like to use locally sourced, in-season ingredients from farmers they have built relationships with, and they like to use one item to spur inspiration into a well-rounded flavor. Owners Sami and Brian, along with their two small children Alro and Charlie, often find themselves enjoying an “Okie Afternoon,” where they forage to pick Oklahoma native dewberries, persimmons, and wild sumac to incorporate into sauces and flavors. Last year, they used what they foraged to create a delightful redbud sorbet!
They offer a wide range of 16 rotating flavor options at a time, with flavors from a more traditional Madagascar Vanilla Bean, to a heavenly Honeycomb Lavender, to the decadent Ooey Gooey Buttercake complete with scratch made Southern ooey gooey butter cake pieces. Each ice cream flavor has a unique blend of locally sourced ingredients that come together for a special sweet treat you can feel good about. And, you can feel good knowing there are never any artificial flavors or colors – their ice creams are all natural! The fan favorite among little ones is the Walk at the Fair flavor, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a bright blue, cotton candy flavored ice cream? Big Dipper creatively makes this favorite friendlier by using organic candy flavor and spirulina to give it the bright blue color! Big Dipper’s artisan ice cream takes traditional ingredients to the next level to bring out the best flavor possible. Take strawberry ice cream as an example – Big Dipper takes it up a notch by roasting organic, locally grown, handpicked strawberries to scoop up a special twist on classic strawberry ice cream. During the holiday season, they took a traditional peppermint flavor and transformed it into a cozy flavor worthy of eating in the cold months with hand-toasted white chocolate.
Calling all Dairy-Free Sandites! Big Dipper Creamery mixes up delicious dairy-free flavors just for you. They have perfected their dairy-free base over months so you can enjoy their unique, next-level flavors, too.
What are you waiting for? Head on down to Big Dipper Creamery to try a scoop today – The unique and delightful flavors are sure to be a fantastic experience for you and yours.
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