New Shop Offers Ice Cream With Attitude

Excuse 17-year-old Mickey Zima if she’s a bit twisted these days.

The young entrepreneur, daughter of Penny and Trace Zima has opened Twisted Ice Cream, offering premium ice cream, soft serve and gelato in an amazing array of always-changing flavors.

The store is located in a just-renovated space inside Pennyz’s Party Town, also operated by the family.

Although sparse in calendar years, Zima is long on entrepreneurial experience, offering spray-on tattoos and face-painting since she was eight and originally opening Twisted two years ago in Elcho.

My parents asked me what I wanted to do and what I like and I said ice cream, she explains. It’s delicious.

Twisted has premium Cedar Crest ice cream, including hard-to-find Superman but it is the homemade soft serve and gelatos that is earning it an amazing reputation and fast following.

Ours is really premium, Zima says. The flavor is better and it is much thicker and richer.

The counter at Twisted will also feature vanilla and chocolate, but from there it depends on the whims of Zima and her dad, especially when it comes to the Italian ice cream known as gelato.

We make it fresh daily, Zima says. ‘The flavor kicks you in the face.

A recent sampling included Fruity Pebbles and Capt. Crunch, Almond-Joy, peanut butter cup, butter pecan with caramel swirl, pomegranate and even jalapeno, a flavor not recommended for delicate taste buds. Zima is promising dill pickle next week.

It’s going to be a weird one, she says.

Vegans and gluten-free diets usually mean an end to ice cream, but Twisted offers gluten and dairy-free chocolate hazelnut and banana.

Waffle cones, shakes, cups and sundaes are all available, along with Twisters, which Zima says are are similar, but better than the varieties offered by national chains.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

It is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

The sign says it all: Twistedly Awesome Ice Cream.

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(Photo courtesy of Antigo Daily Journal)

Source: Antigo Daily Journal