When Aimee Millar served up her first ice cream sundae in her new premises, Scoop and Cup, in Abercorn Square it was the culmination of a life-long dream.
Growing up on a dairy farm in Sion Mills as a young girl Aimee had aspirations of running her own ice-cream store.
As she explains, ” I always had the idea of a coffee shop and I loved the ice cream side of it, something that was your own, where you could add your own touch not just buying things in.
“All the ice cream which we serve in Scoop and Cup is home-made and there’s a big variety of flavours available.”
Looking to the future with excitement Aimee added, “It’s just something I always wanted to do and thought there was no time like the present to take the chance.
“I took over Cafe Scoop and we opened in February, so far it’s been going really well. The weather hasn’t been helping us, but everyone missed the shop and the community is very much behind us.
“We serve milkshakes, ice cream, waffles and crepes – these are all home made. We buy in our tray bakes from Wish Upon A Cake in Gortin and they are delicious. And we also serve hot dogs and tea and coffee.
“We have refurbished the premises with window serving bars etc and there is inside and outdoor seating available.
“Everyone wants to get outside and there’s nothing as nice as when the sun is shining and we can sit outside and enjoy a treat so we are looking forward to those days,” Aimee added.
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