Kream (8116 Oak St.), the eagerly anticipated Oak Street ice cream shop, is now open. The petite, purple parlor offers several flavors made fresh weekly using little more than the basic ingredients: organic sugar, heavy cream, milk and eggs.
Flavors, which rotate on a weekly basis, include Bourbon Street, made with a bourbon ice cream base and chunks of pralines; smooth and creamy "Bananas Fester," a mixture of bourbon–infused vanilla, brown sugar and banana; and Rockiest Road, a spot-on interpretation of the childhood favorite, packed with pillowy marshmallows, rich chocolate ice cream and almonds.
For those in search of a lighter treat, Kream makes several bracingly fresh fruit popsicles, which are two-for-one during the shop's daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Flavors include strawberry-basil, pina colada and cucumber-mint, among others.
While Kream's original aspirations included an array of boozy pops and cones, the current options contain only minimal traces of alcohol, used mainly for flavoring, and are considered safe for children. Kream's owners say they hope to roll out several specials within the coming weeks including a date-night offer featuring apple pie a la mode and ice cream sandwiches and homemade sundaes on Sunday evenings.
Kream is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.