Tipsy Scoop – Another Alcoholic Ice Cream Flight

Tipsy Scoop – Another Alcoholic Ice Cream Flight

NYC’s Alcoholic Ice Cream Shop

Tipsy Scoop - Alcoholic Ice Cream Flight
From left to right: Spiked Hazelnut Coffee, Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, Mango Margarita Sorbet

So Tipsy Scoop was featured on Buzzfeed, which meant by the time I managed to make it over there, it was stupidly bumpin’. Lines would form down the block, and of the ~15 flavors they offer daily, around 70-90% would be sold out by closing. This is DAILY. If that’s not a public recommendation for a business, I don’t know what is.

So with eager anticipation and a promise to get my buzz going, I decided to skip lunch and go straight for the day drinking-eating meal.


Flavors Tried

So I’m not going to go into much detail here, as I do have a fair amount to say, and each flavor will most definitely be broken out into individual posts.

Mango Margarita Sorbet: Since there’s no dairy in here, it’s probably closer to a more solidified Slurpee.

Spiked Hazelnut Coffee: Spiked is probably the best way to drink coffee. But it’s not super sharp spiked, more like slowly increased pressure poke spike.

Cake Batter Vodka Martini: If you have fond memories with that sort of drink, it’ll be every bit as delightful as the birthday you experienced it. If you associate this drink with too many drinks and toilets, it’ll be every bit as delightful as the birthday you experienced it.

Spiked Mint Chocolate Chip: Little creme de cacao, little creme de menthe, it’s pretty much an ice cream grasshopper.

Lack of Potency

Tipsy Scoop is supposed to me be known for their novel concept to get people drunk while eating ice cream. Each scoop (which is around 3.5-4.5 oz), should care the same ABV as a single beer, and even though I bought a flight, since the scoops are smaller, it’s probably around 1.5 to 2 alcoholic beverages in terms of potency.

As I stated before I really wanted to feel the buzz to compare them to the intoxication felt over at The House in San Antonio, but it just wasn’t the same.

In the end, you’re basically paying cocktail prices for none of the side effects of a cocktail.

Alcoholic Ice Cream Flight Conclusions

*Sigh… Flavor wise and individually, I liked it. They’re sweet, yummy, and have lovely aesthetics including sprinkle coated rims.

On the other hand, none of these were potent, and they were totally over-hyped. If you do decide to make it over to Tipsy Scoop in Manhattan, please remember to keep in mind three things:

  1. Things on Buzzfeed almost always appear better than they are in real life.
  2. If you go in with low expectations, you’ll probably think, “You know what, this is decently delicious. The haters and trolls might have gone a little overboard here.”
  3. The sprinkle rimmed shot glasses are edible, but not really for eating. They mostly get in the way of the ice cream, and are kind of annoying to consume in the face of actually delicious tasting flavors.


If you want to see the Tipsy Scoop hype for yourself, you’ll find them at 217 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010.




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