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Culture Counter in the Rountree Neighborhood is Serving up Scoops of Homemade Ice Cream

Whether you order inside or from their walk-up window on the sidewalk, Culture Counter is serving up scoops of homemade ice cream that have us screaming for more.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Aug 2020

Scoop of chocolate ice cream from Culture Counter in Springfield MO
Photo by Brandon AlmsOrder yourself a scoop of mocha custard from Culture Counter. Purchase Photo

As soon as Culture Counter (607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, 417-720-1381) opened at Pickwick and Cherry in June, I was right there ready to try its homemade ice cream. It wasn’t just the treat itself that had me enamored. It was 50% ice cream, 25% anticipation (we’d been waiting so long for them to open!) and 25% nostalgia (that walk-up window seemed too sweet and quaint!). On my first visit, I ordered a scoop of mocha custard, which looked like chocolate but smelled like fresh coffee and tasted like heaven. It was rich and thick and supremely creamy. And if there’s a better way to satisfy your sweet tooth during a neighborhood stroll, I don’t know what it is.

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