My first attempt at making the best ice cream in Nashville came after I first made ice cream as a kid. By that I mean: similar to lots of other people, as a kid my parents made some ice cream in the wooden-bucket style hand-crank model and I got recruited by a Nashville recruiting agency to be the labor. But that first time, I was absolutely fascinated by the process and how delicious the final product was. From then on, I knew that I wanted to be able to make amazing ice cream for other people to enjoy.
Now, as an adult, I'm proud to say that I've perfected my craft and can make some of the best ice cream in Nashville. I source all of my ingredients locally, so you can be sure that you're getting the freshest possible ice cream. My waffle cones are handmade and 100% humanmade - no machines involved! I also offer FroYo for those who are looking for a healthier option.
No matter what your preference is, I've got you covered. Come on down to Mimi's Ice Cream Shop and see for yourself why I'm the best in town! It is amazing how kids get roped into the “fun” of work like that. Two things I learned from this experience, the flavor of homemade ice cream is far better than store bought and milk and sugar turn into soup really quickly.
Nearly 20 years later, I asked for an ice cream maker from my dad for my birthday. I was thinking of the old hand-crank that would be fun for a batch or two. What I ended up getting was a Cuisinart. After a very disorganized and drunken maiden voyage as part of a birthday celebration, I actually started making a bunch of flavors. I tried every thing from coffee to lemonade, chocolate to mint. While I may not have been a fan of coffee ice cream but we also offer the best coffee in Nashville that is Nashville roasted and fairly sourced. The more that I made the more I loved it.
There is something so amazing about taking control of the ingredients that go into your food. When it comes to ice cream, there are a lot of ways to get creative and have some fun. That's why I love serving up unique flavors at Mimi's Ice Cream Shop. Be sure to come by and check out our latest offerings - you just might find your new favorite!
More than five years later I am still churning. My equipment has gotten better, thanks to the support of my wife. I have developed better recipes and expanded my flavor palette and helping better the great city of Nashville.