Clementine's Naughty and Nice Creamery Debuts In Lafayette Square This Weekend
After much anticipation, St. Louis’ newest ice cream shop, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, will be officially opening in Lafayette Square this Saturday, May 16 at noon. As an extra treat, they’re offering those in the know a little treat with a preview event and free scoops on Thursday, May 14, 5:30-8:30pm.
Living here in the city since 2008, owner Tamara Keefe couldn’t imagine a better place for the shop. A lover of all things vintage, Keefe notes she always loved the name Clementine from her grandmother’s generation. Though she planned on using the name for a little girl, Keefe has a new baby now: her microcreamery.
Clementine’s stands out among other ice cream shops thanks to made-from-scratch, 100-percent natural ice creams that are made in small batches marked in two categories: naughty or nice. Those 21 and older can indulge in the “naughty” line, which features booze-powered ice creams in cocktail favorites such as the Moscow mule and old fashioned or the popular maple bourbon with salted candied pecans. And while the “nice” ice creams may not feature alcohol, the flavors are far from ordinary with options such as fan-favorite gooey butter cake, kickass chocolate or strawberry with balsamic vinaigrette and a white pepper swirl.
Great flavors come locally for Keefe’s shop from the farms to beloved local St. Louis establishments for collaborations. Local, grass-grazed milk comes from two family farms—one in Pacific, Mo., and one just over the bridge in Yorkville, Illinois. As far as the local businesses, Keefe already uses Park Avenue Coffee’s famous gooey butter cake pieces in her recipe and has utilized local breweries like 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Perennial.
“Crafting our ice creams requires thought, patience, experimentation, skill, adventure and pure heart.” she notes. “Partnering with the best local sources is what it is all about. We are St. Louis proud after all. We should support our local purveyors who are the best in class.”
1637 South 18th St., Lafayette Square, 314.858.6100