Big Hoffa’s adds ice cream shop

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The Tears of a Mermaid Insane Shake is 1-1/2-foot tall and features a cinnamon roll, donut, cotton candy and other ingredients. (Submitted photo)

Big Hoffa’s Freezery opened May 14 and will complement its famous barbecue menu with hand-dipped ice cream, regular shakes and Insane Shakes.

“We have these shakes called Insane Shakes, and they are massive 20 oz. cups of ice cream shapes topped with all different kinds of ingredients,” owner Adam Hoffman said. “One of them is called Tears of a Mermaid, and it has a cinnamon roll on top with cotton candy and donuts and sprinkles and whipped cream, and it stands about a foot-and-a-half tall.”

There are eight Insane Shakes. They cost $15 each. The other ice cream items on the menu range from $3 to $7.

Hoffman said he’s always wanted to open an ice cream shop inside of Big Hoffa’s, 800 E. Main St., Westfield.

“I have been to different areas around the country that had those shakes and they’re really awesome and fun,” Hoffman said. “There’s not anything like that in the area. I wanted to bring something different to Hamilton County, and based on the things we do at Big Hoffa’s and our crazy creations over there, it was the perfect fit for us.”

The ice cream store is in the front of the building, where Big Hoffa’s used to be. Big Hoffa’s manages the rest of the building, which opened the space for the Big Hoffa’s Freezery. Hoffman said it took six months to convert the front of the building into an ice cream shop.

Big Hoffa’s Freezery ice cream is made at Glover’s Ice Cream in Frankfort.

“There’s a company in Frankfort that private labels our ice cream for us with our own recipes and flavors we have created,” Hoffman said.

Big Hoffa’s Freezery also sells ice cream pints to go.

Big Hoffa’s Freezery is open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has different hours.

For more, visit Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que on Facebook.


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