Some Tasty Little Ice Cream Bites
• Joplin’s Pineapple Bliss, which started its life as a bright little sweets truck, has opened a new storefront this year. And dang, that storefront is cute. The modern building features fun photo-backdrop-worthy pineapple art, a drive-through and covered outdoor seating. Pineapple Bliss serves soft service in traditional, creative and often tropical flavors, like pineapple (of course), keto-friendly Colombian coffee, bright ube purple yam, and more—made into a float, sprinkled with toppings or served in a cup or cone. The one I’m dying to try, like yesterday: a float made with mango softserve, watermelon juice, and spicy tajin seasoning.
• With the opening of Culture Counter comes the opening of Culture Counter’s walk-up window—and that means you can stroll up, get a scoop of homemade ice cream, and enjoy it outside in the sunshine. Ask for a scoop of their vanilla custard made with local ingredients from Ozark Mountain Creamery and Hickory Hills Farm.
• Maple Lane in Ash Grove is now serving ice cream from Jefferson City’s famous Central Dairy. The Jeff City ice cream shop is known for delicious flavors and old-fashioned treats like massive banana splits. We’re excited to see their ice cream make its way to 417-land. And even better, you can get it in a handmade waffle cone at Maple Lane.