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The Arctic Scoop

841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222-5631
+1 502-409-6602
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (28 reviews)
“liquid nitrogen” (10 reviews)
“non dairy” (4 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegan Options
841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222-5631
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Arctic Scoop
1. Great Tasting Ice Cream
"Ice Cream was very delicious."
JamesandMia W
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2. Variety of options
"How totally wonderful to be able to enjoy non-dairy ice cream"
Stella H
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3. Nitrogen is cool!!
"Kudos for using this science concept to whip up delicious ice creams"
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of fun watching the staff “make” our ice cream and even more fun breathing out cold smoke rings as we enjoyed some of their “Dragon Balls”! It’s all about the experience!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bestmomintheuniverse
Alison N, Owner at The Arctic Scoop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks, you are the best mom.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Workers have are very friendly. What is best for me is they are very careful when serving people with food allergies. I'm highly allergic to all nuts. I also have to have gluten free. You also can have dairy free. I don't go out very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kseisenbrey
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Arctic Scoop three times when in Louisville. Wife and kids love the nitrogen ice cream. Very tasty. A little pricey, but the flavor makes up for it!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank stumpyjoe
Alison N, Owner at The Arctic Scoop, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Glad to be a part of your trip to Louisville!

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The ice cream was good. The signage outside was bad. The floors inside were very dirty. The location was easy to get to.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fizband
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is an ice cream shop that uses nitrogen and mixes in flavors and toppings. My dish was ok...vanilla custard with brownies and pecans but my family did like it better than me. I think I prefer the more traditional shop but employees were friendly.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank dhcolvin
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Ice Cream was very delicious..... There are many different combinations and add-ons to choose from. They use nitrogen to make your ice cream right there in front of you. Overall great experience and staff was nice. Pricing is average to any ice cream parlor and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank JamesandMia W
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I took my children here while we were staying at the hotel next door. Everyone enjoyed their ice cream and we were all entertained by the process of making the ice cream with liquid nitrogen!! There were so many options, including non-dairy based and gluten...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 106taral
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely unlike anything I've ever seen. But super cool, in both senses of the word. You pick your own deity or non dairy base, flavors, and mix ins. And then they combine it, and flash freeze it right in front of you...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank jlbaker4134
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Tried with friends, we all enjoyed getting to customize our picks and getting to see the freezing process to make it into ice creams. And while I cery much liked my chosen flavor, the ice cream itself isn't as creamy as a traditionally made ice...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank tanyap924
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The ice cream is actually made while you watch. You pick the base which includes sugar free and milk free options. Then you can add the ingredients you like. It's fun and the result is fairly good. Next time I would try a chocolate flavor....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank justme2Georgia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222-5631
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-409-6602
  • E-mail
We create your custom dessert right in front of your eyes. Choose a liquid base (Ice Cream, Yogurt, Custard or Non-Dairy)and we will add flavors and mix-ins then flash freeze your dessert with a blast of liquid nitrogen. This creates the freshest ice cream around! Options are available in gluten-free, no sugar, vegan, allergen-free and non-dairy.
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