Brooklyn-based Dennine Dyer has made a career as a costume designer and stylist, working on sets of major productions for TLC, Nickelodeon as well as shows like Love & Hip Hop and Wild ‘n Out, to name a few. With productions halted by COVID-19, in mid-July Dyer combined passion for travel and trying flavorful new foods to launch a small batch ice cream brand aptly titled Solo Scoop Creamery.
Making use of the tagline “Taste the world, one scoop at a time,” each month Dyer creates a drop which includes several ice cream and sorbet flavors whose flavors are rooted in a place she’s visited. The current selection of flavors are cookie butter, strawberry rosé, pistachio and earl grey lavender.
Priced from $4-$6, ice cream is packaged in a 3.5-ounce container. New flavors are announced on the first and third Monday of each month and can be picked up at a location in Brooklyn on Saturday or Sunday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We had an email exchange with Dyer about what’s in store for Solo Scoop Creamery. For all the latest on Solo Scoop Creamery new flavor drops, visit soloscoopcreamery.com
Snobette: How did you come to launch Solo Scoop Creamery?Denine Dennine Dyer: “Solo Scoop Creamery was created during the 2020 Pandemic as a contribution to my family’s weekly COVID dinners. I literally discovered my kitchen and my love for creating desserts during this time. My first flavor was soursop ice cream using two zip lock bags, sea salt and ice. Six months later and now I am pivoting into a commercial kitchen.”
Snobette: What is the concept for creating limited edition flavors; it reminds me a of limited edition sneaker drops.
Dennine Dyer: Solo Scoop Creamery is like Chanel and Supreme’s ice cream love child because it’s luxurious small batch artisanal ice cream with flavors inspired by different destinations.”
Snobette: As a stylist, you have an ability to create spontaneously and trouble shoot on the spot. Has this background been a plus or minus in the food industry?
Dennine Dyer: “As a stylist, you always have to anticipate all the possible options that a client would want. Regarding 2020, I was never prepared for this, lol! I started off this year super strong in my career and three months later I discovered my love for making ice cream. When I am creating a flavor flight, I tap into that same feeling to make sure I have a flavor secured for all my new clients.”
Snobette: Is the one scoop container one you will be sticking with?Dennine Dyer: “In November, I’m planning on rolling out a pint size container, local delivery service and all the flavors you need to jazz up your friends-giving soiree.”