Henry McKibben, 6, of Dallas, eats ice cream before Cow Tipping Creamery officially opened in East Dallas.

Henry McKibben, 6, of Dallas, eats ice cream before Cow Tipping Creamery officially opened in East Dallas.

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Jay Jerrier: Neapolitan pizza dude turned ice cream shop owner

Jay Jerrier: Neapolitan pizza dude turned ice cream shop owner

Ben Torres

The owner of Dallas-Fort Worth pizza places Cane Rosso and the now-closed Zoli's is in the ice cream business. Owner Jay Jerrier opened Cow Tipping Creamery on March 18 inside Good 2 Go Taco in East Dallas in March.

The shop is located near Garland and Peavy roads, next-door to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House and across the street from Goodfriend Package, the new sandwich shop.

Cow Tipping Creamery has the kind of back story that'll make you go "aww": It started as a food truck at the University of Texas' Austin campus. Jerrier scooped it up -- scooped, see what I did there? -- and brought it to Dallas as a pop-up inside an already-popular taco shop.

But wait: A guy known for pizza is getting into ice cream?

Cole Sorensen makes a High Tea cone, which includes soft serve, lemon curd, crushed tea biscuits and honey dust, inside the Cow Tipping Creamery store on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 

Cole Sorensen makes a High Tea cone, which includes soft serve, lemon curd, crushed tea biscuits and honey dust, inside the Cow Tipping Creamery store on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. 

Andy Jacobsohn/Staff Photographer

You're right to be puzzled. Barely a day passed between when Jerrier's New York-style pizza joint Zoli's closed in Oak Cliff and he announced this chillier venture. Is this the end of his pizza empire? Hardly: Jerrier promises "pizza will always be our main squeeze." He calls Cow Tipping a "pizza adjacent" business, which means he expects to continue expanding Cane Rosso, re-open Zoli's somewhere in the Dallas area, and, why the heck not?, get into the ice cream business.

While we're dreaming, Jerrier also says he'd love to open an Italian sandwich shop someday, one that might be similar to Faicco's Italian Specialties in NYC's West Village.

Cow Tipping Creamery is a traditional scoop shop with shakes, cones and floats. Different here are its "stackers," which are like sundaes turned up to 11. The Gimme S'more stacks ice cream, toasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, graham crumbs and dark chocolate sauce.

Sneak a peek inside Cow Tipping Creamery:

Open now inside Good 2 Go Taco, 1146 Peavy Road, Dallas. facebook.com/Cow-Tipping-Creamery-East-Dallas-1756679494553144/.

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