Cincinnati Craft Ice Cream Shop and Bakery Hello Honey is adding another location to its rapidly expanding dessert empire.
It is located at 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave. , Fort Thomas Hello Honey is set to open its doors Saturday, July 16, per Instagram post. The Northern Kentucky storefront will be the brand’s third location overall.
Co-owner Brian Nesley and his wife Nitema began serving the small, homemade sweets on downtown Vine Street in 2012. In early 2022, they opened a second location in East Walnut Hills, closing their main Hello Honey location to relocate to the largest spot at 725 Race St.
While the new downtown location has yet to open – Latifa said in an email to CityBeat that construction there was “messy,” but they’re shooting to open before the end of summer – the Fort Thomas spot will be an extra stopping place for those seeking to quell the craving. Heavy eating ice cream.
“Our new Kentucky location will offer a small selection of ice cream, fresh waffle cones, burnt marshmallows, and roll cakes,” says Nesley.
Hello Honey is known for its innovative candy flavor combinations made with fresh ingredients and free from artificial flavors and colours. Roll cakes, which are also available at the East Walnut Hills location, are available in options ranging from goat cheese, cherry, and orange cardamom to chocolate hazelnut.
Current ice cream options — which can change seasonally and week to week — include banana honeycomb, buttery brown caramel, black sesame charcoal, peanut butter brittle chips, and Thai tea. There are also plant-based flavors, such as strawberry rose water.
“We always play with flavors and have fun with them,” says Nesili.
While neither Nicely nor Nitima attended culinary school—they started Hello Honey “armed with more than just a worktop ice cream maker and sheer determination,” says Nicely—Nitima is the driving force behind their signature offering.
“She’s very creative and fearless in everything she does,” says Nesley. “All these recipes are her own and she is always improving and helping her evolve.”
If you’ve never visited Hello Honey before, it’s a must to top your ice cream with one of our homemade vegan marshmallows (yes, standard marshmallows are made with gelatin and therefore not vegan friendly). “They are burned to order,” says Nesley, right on top of your dessert.
Hello Honey’s East Walnut Hills store is located at 1530 Madison Road. The Fort Thomas site is located at 118 N. Fort Thomas Ave. and will be located downtown Cincinnati at 725 Race St.
Follow instagram.com/hellohoneyicecream for updates, get more information or place an order at hellohoneyicecream.square.site.
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