Sam Brooker, the founder of Kokos, has big plans for his plant based ice cream. He began peddling skoops on his pop-up ice cream bake on the east side of Nashville in 2017. Today, he has his own Skoop Shop in the music city, another one on the way in Columbia, Tennessee, and he’s packing pints for shipment to grocery stores and customers online. And that’s just the beginning. Booker plans to continue opening Kokos Skoop Shops or “pint shops” in select cities throughout the U.S.
Kokos Skoop Shops are Changing the Scene for Plant Based Ice Cream in Nashville and Beyond
Kokos churns “insanely creamy” frozen dessert that is made with a coconut milk base, and is free of dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. Most flavors are gluten-free too.
In true artisan fashion, the menu at their Skoop Shop changes weekly and seasonally and they incorporate local ingredients when possible. They often mix things up with unique rotating flavors, like Moondust (activated charcoal), Kaffe Karamel au “Lait,” Bantha Mylk, and Vanilla Cherry Bomb. But you can almost always get a scoop of their popular classic flavors, like Holy Chocolate.
Other unique offerings at Kokos Skoop Shops include their vegan “kones,” which are waffle cones dipped in dairy-free chocolate, piled with vegan vanilla ice cream, and covered in another chocolate shell with roasted, salted pepitas on top.
But Booker isn’t content with just a vegan ice cream shop and a to-go bike. He’s set on creating a purely plant-based ice cream brand that’s unlike any other. They are already in the process of packing select flavors into pints for online customer orders and to ship to grocery stores for retail.
Plans are also in the works to build out Kokos Skoop Shops across the U.S. but not necessarily in the traditional sense. Booker would like to have satellite “to go” Kokos shops, which would offer pre-packaged dairy-free ice cream pints in a branded space. This would allow him to expand distribution to households much faster.
Where to Find Kokos Plant Based Ice Cream
Aside from the Nashville Skoop Shop, the Kokos bike still peddles around Nashville in spring and summer, and more shops are on the horizon.
Location: 3 City Ave, Ste 700, Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 730-7807