By Renee Larr
Sometimes you just get a craving for ice cream, and that is exactly what led to Scott and Amanda Grollnek opening Crave Ice Cream Social in the Geist area.
“The whole idea came about when Scott and his parents were at Puccini’s last spring. They finished their dinner and his mom commented that she wished there was an ice cream place around here. That just kind of started it off,” owner Amanda Grollnek said.
The store sits next to Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill at the Geist Marina.
“There happened to be a suite for lease at the time in the building, so Scott checked into it, but it wasn’t right for us. It was too big and needed a lot of demo inside,” Grollnek said. “The landlord told us there was going to be another, smaller space available next to Eddy’s in July. We kept up with the landlord until it became available. We decided to go ahead and lease it.”
The store offers 24 premium, hand-dipped flavors of ice cream, along with coffee and other sweet treats.
“We have 24 flavors made in Anderson by Good’s Candy Shop specially for us,” Grollnek said. “We do have a flavor of the week that we feature each week. We also change the flavors in and out every couple of weeks. We have snack items like flavored popcorn, local honey and locally roasted coffee from Noble Coffee (& Tea in downtown Noblesville).”
Both Grollneks work full-time jobs along with operating the store.
“I work at Firestone Building Products, but they are actually moving to Tennessee, which was kind of another inspiration and a wonderful thing in timing for me,” she said. “So, come April I will be full time at the ice cream shop. Scott owns Northside Window and Gutter Cleaning.”
The store is open 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday ,10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more, visit facebook.com/Craveicecreamsocial.