New ice cream shop The Scoop brings sweetness to Cabin John


Photo by Danielle Land

Seniors Spencer Becker, Gillian Berman and Josh Mirsky enjoy ice cream from The Scoop.

Danielle Land, online editor-in-chief

Interested in a scoop of happiness, or better yet, a scoop of heavenly ice cream? Well, startup company “The Scoop” has recently opened in Cabin John Shopping Center, as the perfect way to satisfy all sweet tooth needs.

The Scoop held its grand opening on Aug. 24, and has been open each day since from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The colorful, upbeat hangout spot has taken the place of the recently closed Baskin Robbins. The  shop was opened by two brothers, Timothy and Mitch Ryoo, who graduated from Churchill in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

According to a review by “TheMocoShow,” all of The Scoop’s ice cream is made with natural ingredients, and they avoid products such as simple syrup. “The owners tell us they are working with local distributors and are in talks with local farms to purchase ingredients from,” Patrick Herron wrote for TheMocoShow.

Seniors Josh Mirsky, Max Mirsky, Spencer Becker and Gillian Berman took a trip to try the ice cream out. “When I walked in I was in awe about the cleanliness and vibes that were present in the creamery,” Josh Mirsky said.

He was greeted with a life-size mirror on his right side and a wide arrangement of flavors to choose from on his left. Becker said he is happy to see more food options and a growing opportunity for the shopping center. “It was very hip and in a great location. Cabin John has too many banks so another food option was necessary,” Becker said.

The Scoop offers a variety of out-of-the-box flavors, such as blueberry Oreo cheesecake, honey almond and maple walnut. In addition, they offer an assortment of sorbets and vegan ice creams, such as passion fruit sorbet, and  vegan chocolate bliss. “I love the way that they offered all of the plain flavors that most ice cream stores have, but they also had new and different ones I could try out,” Berman said.

They also offer a rotating menu that is related to whatever season it is. For example, for the last week of September their menu offers seasonal flavors including caramel apple pie, pumpkin pie and trick or treat.

Still, with all of the unique flavor options, students were disappointed with the ice cream that they ended up choosing. “I feel like the ice cream wasn’t anything special considering the cost. I got cookies and cream and it was good but I’ve definitely had better from going to other places,” Becker said.

Others disagreed and were interested in what they had and enjoyed the taste. “I tried a flavor that I’ve never had before. It was really cool to have and I would totally come back to try another new flavor that they come up with,” Berman said.