The Scoop: Clementine’s Creamery to open brick-and-mortar in Lafayette Square



Lafayette Square is set to welcome a new ice cream shop. Clementine’s Creamery is set to open in mid- to late-February at 1637 S. 18th St., according to owner Tamara Keefe.

Clementine’s features alcohol-infused “naughty” flavors like maple-bourbon with salted candied pecans, chocolate-cabernet and banana rum with salted caramel swirl, and nonalcoholic “nice” options, too. Keefe said she focuses on locally sourced products for her creamy creations, sourcing from Woodside Honey and Sunfarm Dairy, area local farmers markets and using fresh mint grown in the Lafayette Community Garden. “Think microbrewery, but with ice cream instead of beer,” she said. “We’re a micro-creamery.”

Keefe started Clementine’s in August 2014 and currently supplies several area restaurants such as Old Standard Fried Chicken, Brennan's, Four Seasons Hotel and all area Pi locations. Her new 750-square-foot shop will offer fans a permanent location to grab a scoop of one of 30 rotating flavors. Among those, look for collaborations with local restaurants and breweries; Keefe recently finished the last of her chocolate stout ice cream made with 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout.