Kaye’s Pints & Scoops Serving End-of-Summer Homemade Ice Cream

Kaye’s Pints & Scoop on Winchester Road is serving up premium ice cream crafted from the freshest local produce

Two girls enjoying Kaye’s Pints & Scoops ice cream. Photo courtesy of Kaye’s Pints & Scoops.

Don’t let the summer end without trying the Black-owned creamery, Kaye’s Pints & Scoop, along 2089 Winchester Road. Owned and operated by Ice Cream School graduate Kiamesh Wilson, Kaye’s Pints & Scoop wants to share her family’s traditions with all of Memphis. “When I was younger, my family’s Sunday evening tradition was to go for ice cream, and even to this day if my family is together on a Sunday evening there is more than likely ice cream,” Wilson told the Memphis Voyager.

“My love for ice cream has blossomed into a small business, and I am excited about bringing something so sweet to this city.”

Kiamesh Wilson, Kaye’s Pints & Scoop Owner

Wilson serves up small batches of their premium dessert with ingredients sourced from local producers. Expect exciting concoctions made from the freshest in-season produce. With flavor names like “Southern Butter Pecan,” “Honey Lavender,” and “Tiger Tracks” — each bite will be a heavenly ride for your taste buds. “We use natural ingredients and local flavor makers. You won’t find artificial flavors or colors in our ice cream. We make our ice cream right here in Memphis in the Whitehaven community. We believe in supporting local, buying local, and employing locally,” Wilson said. These wonderful flavors are concocted right at their Winchester Road store and online through their website. They also open up pop-up shops at local farmer’s markets, and their delectable concoctions are also available in local retailers.

But opening up her dream shop wasn’t that easy. “During the pandemic, the brand came to life after making homemade ice cream for friends and family. They encouraged her to sell her ice-cream because of its flavor and creaminess,” Kaye’s Pints & Scoops writes on their website. And it took two years plus extensive training, studying, and refining her craft. “We went to ice cream school, visited dairy farms, and tested some products,” Wilson said. She took the time to upskill and learn something different from her initial profession in the marketing industry. And that paid off when the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) took a look at her proposal and decided to invest in her. She was awarded a $15,000 zero-interest loan that helped her open the shop on Winchester Road.

“The most important things in my life are family, faith, and growth. My family is my support system,” Wilson said. “I always stand strong on my faith and let that be my guiding light.”

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