Dining With Denise Neil

Salted Creamery a new ice cream vendor

Salted Creamery’s “Rum Amok”About a year ago, Holly Nickel and Kendra Burkey started discussing dreams to open a business together.

Now, they’re driving all over the area, serving up their homemade artisanal ice cream made with natural, local ingredients.

Salted Creamery is an “ice cream delivery company” that the friends officially got started this spring. The business is based in Newton, and the owners deliver their ice cream by the pint ($5) or quart ($10) in the Newton area. They’ll also deliver to Wichita, but only if someone orders five pints or more.

They also regularly frequent the Old Town Farmers’ Market, where they sell their ice cream by the quart. They’ll be there from 8 a.m. to noon the Saturday after this one — on June 15. Those who travel to Hesston can buy the ice cream by the scoop at Nickels coffee shop, called Lincoln Perk, which is at 709 E. Lincoln Blvd. in Hesston.

The partners make lots of interesting flavors of ice cream, included salted caramel, chocolate truffle and strawberry cheesecake. They also make a killer vanilla, Burkey said.Burkey and Nickel“It’s been a lot of fun,” Burkey said of the business. “I thought by now I would get sick of making ice cream, but I love it. I love all the endless combinations.”

People who want to keep up with the business and find out which flavors they’re making (about five a week) should follow the Salted Creamery Facebook page.