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Your Money and Business Feature, August 4, 2016

September 2, 2016

Everyone is screaming for Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream!  View our feature here on Your Money and Business.

Surprise: For The Best Ice Cream, Hit Up A Garden Center For A Scoop (And Paddle)

July 6, 2016

If food blogs exist for anything, it is to bang hard on a very local drum.  So let me say again that the best ice cream in Howard County is served at garden center in Clarksville.

If that surprises you, then you should check out Scoop & Paddle, which has set up weekend hours inside the River Hill Garden Center on Rte 108.  Click below to continue article.

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Scoop & Paddle featured Her Mind Magazine

June 8, 2016

Check out our feature in the latest “Her Mind Magazine”. The article is titled Sweet Success.




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Scoop VW hits the road

September 28, 2015

Have you met our girl Tira? She’s the gorgeous ’73 VW transport van we call home. Well, not exactly home, but our shop. How she became our place for handmade goodness is a pretty good story. We decided to launch Scoop & Paddle in a mobile way, rather than build a brick and mortar scoop shop. Speed to market we thought. Less cost too. Not exactly… She was happily living as a surf bus in Manhattan Beach CA, when we found her online. Carlos Santana, the surfer, not the guitarist, was looking to find her a new home. We jumped at the chance. She was good looking for a girl her age, and he swore the engine was rebuilt and that she ran great. We snapped her up, loaded her on a transport, and waited. And Waited. And Waited. 3 weeks later she rolled into town. We picked her up, and drove off in a cloud of noxious white smoke, fingers crossed that we wouldn’t succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning on the way to our mechanic.

It took a little over a year (so much for speed to market), but we couldn’t be more pleased with the way she turned out. Most of the mechanical parts have either been repaired or replaced. We said a not so fond farewell to our “rebuilt” engine, and put in a spiffy new one with a little more power. The inside has been gutted, upholstery replaced, and an ice cream freezer installed where the surf boards used to be. The finishing touch was a custom made 4 foot wide service window with a steel counter that’s just the right height to let you peek inside.

We are getting used to her turning heads wherever we go, and love taking her on the road. When you see us, make sure to tap you horn and say hello. She loves it, and so do we 😉


Featured in HowChow!

September 11, 2015

Ice Cream Truck In The Western County — Go Now For Handmade Cups And Sweet Sandwiches

Local ice cream at the Scoop & Paddle food truck

People often ask me where to find homemade ice cream in Howard County, and now I need to tell you to buy it on the road.

From a VW bus, that is.  From a new food truck working the western county selling cups and ice cream sandwiches filled with their own rich, creamy ice cream.

Mrs. HowChow saw the sign for Scoop & Paddle at their summer home, River Hill Garden Center in Clarksville.  It’s a spectacularly outfitted VW bus where they offer about a dozen flavors from chocolates to fruits to an experimental “coffee and doughnuts.”


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