NOW OPEN: Moonshot, a trendy ice cream and bottle shop in Tuscaloosa

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Moonshot Creamery is officially open for business. (Bama Buzz/ Morgan Byerley)

We’re over the moon that Tuscaloosa has a new ice cream place. Located near the Riverwalk at 1650 Jack Warner PkwyMoonshot Creamery has exciting flavors that range from Gooey Buttercake to Honey Lavender. This isn’t your typical ice cream place—Moonshot also features a wine cave that focuses on a variety of low-intervention wines. Keep reading for the details.

More than ice cream

What’s better than ice cream? Wine and ice cream. (Bama Buzz/ Morgan Byerley)

Moonshot officially opened its doors on June 9th after a grand opening event that showcased various ice cream flavors and unique wines.

From the sleek and minimal interior to the floor-to-ceiling wine cave, owners Paul and Audrey Vermilyea founded Moonshot as a creative space that thrives on innovation.

“Moonshot is a small-batch ice cream and bottle shop. We have 20 rotating artisan flavors, including some dairy-free options. Our wine selection focuses on low-intervention wines that you won’t find on grocery store shelves. We want to be the playful, imaginative part of people’s day and offer a space that is uncommonly good and full of camaraderie.”

Audrey Vermilyea, Owner, Moonshot Creamery

The Vermilyeas aren’t newcomers to the Tuscaloosa area and already have one thriving business. They opened Monarch in 2017 which has established itself as a trendy coffee spot for locals and university students alike.

Moonshot is the Vermilyeas’ next endeavor and they’re excited to create yet another space in Tuscaloosa for the community to gather together.

“Moonshot is a natural next step for us, built on the same philosophy of service that feels more like a friend’s living room than a commercial transaction. We love Tuscaloosa and want to do anything in our power to create places that enhance the lives of all in our community.”

Audrey Vermilyea, Owner, Moonshot Creamery

The flavors

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Moonshot features a minimalistic interior complete with its signature logo. (Bama Buzz/ Morgan Byerley)

Moonshot sells Circle J Dairy milk and uses grass-fed milk in their small-batch ice cream flavors. Below are some of their unique flavors:

  • Vanilla bean
  • Sea salt
  • Crème Brulee
  • Brittle and salt
  • Cookie dough
  • Fresh strawberry
  • Honey lavender
  • Snickerdoodle

“Our ice cream is deliciously creamy, decadent and inventive. What makes it so good is the use of all natural ingredients, local milk and mix-ins made from scratch. We will have 20 on hand at any given time, but will always be rotating flavors.”

Audrey Vermilyea, Owner, Moonshot Creamery

All the details

Looking for ice cream that is out of this world? Come check out Moonshot Creamery at 1650 Jack Warner Pkwy and explore the innovative ice cream flavors and wines that Moonshot has to offer.  

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Morgan Byerley
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