It's not going to happen by the end of the summer, but Somerville is poised to get a new ice cream shop. Medford-based Tipping Cow, a two-year-old company that makes farmers markets appearances and distributes to a few local shops, is planning a brick-and-mortar location. Owner Anna Gaul says that November is an "optimistic timeline" for opening. She'll appear before Somerville's Board of Appeals on August 5 to get the necessary permission to use the space — 415 Medford St. — as an ice cream shop.
Formerly Sammy's Market & Deli, it's a corner space on a small strip of businesses in Winter Hill, a short walk from Magoun Square. Gaul is planning to offer scoops, coffee, iced teas, and such, and it will all be for take-out only; no seating.
The goal of Tipping Cow, as stated on the company's website, is to explore "offbeat ice cream flavors which would bring fun and whimsy into the world of gourmet." The current line-up includes sweet corn, earl grey & lemon, dark chocolate & sea salt, and more. Gaul and her team avoid using additives, preservatives, and extracts in order to "allow [their] flavors to really shine, bright, bold, and undiluted."
Tipping Cow is currently available for retail at Formaggio Kitchen, South End Buttery, Whole Foods in Medford, American Provisions, and a few other specialty shops in the Boston area, along with the Union Square, Watertown, and SoWa farmers markets.