Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is continuing to expand in Houston with a new location, new collab, and an exclusive new flavor, at the Montrose Collective shopping center.
This will be the company’s third Houston scoop shop, joining the Rice Village and Uptown Park Van Leeuwen storefronts. The new location is one of the first food establishments to open in the budding Montrose lifestyle district. Frozen dessert lovers are sure to flock to this joint, especially when it starts to get warmer outside.
The new storefront for Van Leeuwen Ice Cream fits right in at the Montrose Collective, complementing the trendy restaurants, retailers, and offices there. The location is already home to restaurants like Idle Hands and Marmo, and the collective brings with it the space to house everything from a tanning salon to gyms. Stores like Reformation and Amano match the cool energy of the Montrose neighborhood.
Along with the news of the Montrose location, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream announced its flavor collaboration with Chef Christine Hà. If you remember, Hà, won the third season of FOX’s competition series Masterchef.
For her ice cream collab, she created an exclusive new flavor for the Montrose storefront, named Bananas for Cheese, Hà’s special flavor contains a blend of gouda, mascarpone, house-made banana jam, and milk chocolate chips.
It’s out-of-the-box flavoring like that which has helped Van Leeuwen’s gain a cult following for their unique flavors, like earl gray and marionberry. The ice cream company, which has 25 chains across the U.S., unveils limited-time flavors each month. For February, Van Leeuwen is offering blood orange creamsicle and blue jasmine tea. It’s a flavor with just the right amount of sweet tartness.
Check out the rest of the shop’s delicious offerings when they open up this month.
The Montrose Collective location will be open to the public on February 23 and is located at 888 Westheimer Road.