Pinky’s Ice Cream & Snow Cone Parlor now open in the CWE

Pinky’s Ice Cream & Snow Cone Parlor
aims to cool off the Central West End this summer. As reported by the Riverfront Times, Pinky’s Ice Cream & Snow Cone Parlor opened doors June 2 at 364 N. Boyle Ave.

Owners Randy Terrell and Ebony Armstead named the shop after Terrell’s 8-year-old daughter, Sophia, who is nicknamed “Pinky.”

Terrell said Sophia’s mother, Tiana Jones, previously owned a fashion boutique in the space before Pinky’s took over. Terrell wanted to keep the prime central location in the CWE.

“I feel that this location brings a lot of walkers, and the traffic is always steady,” Terrell said.

Terrell said he let his daughter take the reins when choosing toppings and internal decor.

“Everything is pink and black with silver glitter. We have a bar that stretches across the window with bar stools making it comfortable for customers to sit and enjoy their ice cream,” Terrell said.

All the ice cream is sourced from Serendipity in Webster Groves. Pinky’s carries 16 flavors daily, including classics like chocolate and butter pecan, as well as vegan options. Toppings range from classic crushed cookies and candies to options usually found at breakfast, like Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Puffs.

“My daughter loves her cereal and thought incorporating cereal toppings into the mix was a good idea, and so did I,” Terrell said.

Aside from the ice cream goodness, house-made cookies, cupcakes and snow cones are available, too.

Pinky’s is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Natalie Archer is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

Editor's note: This post was updated at 11:45 a.m. July 9 to include the address for Pinky's.