I scream, you scream, we all scream for Halo Top’s low-calorie, high-protein, low-sugar ice cream that’s so popular, it’s become the hallmark of “healthy” indulgence. (See also: “the Halo Top of candy,” “the Halo Top of wine,” etc.) Halo Top’s colorful and gold-foiled pints, which range anywhere from 240 to 360 calories per entire container, are already freezer-aisle staples throughout the country, and as of last month, the UK. But next Wednesday, the guilt-free ice cream is landing its first-ever brick-and-mortar ice cream shop, and it’s happening here in L.A.
On November 15, Halo Top’s Scoop Shop will open its doors on the second-level of the dining area in the Westfield Topanga mall, slinging scoops of vanilla bean, pancakes and waffles, chocolate chip cookie dough, caramel macchiato, cinnamon roll, peanut butter cup, red velvet, and sea salt caramel in a vibrant and rainbow-hued setting meant to replicate its pint packaging. As if the news couldn’t get sweeter, it’s here that Halo Top is unveiling its new product: Halo Top frozen yogurt, available in pistachio, vanilla bean, chocolate, strawberry, birthday cake, and strawberry.
“We are so excited to open our first brick-and-mortar Halo Top Scoop Shop, and it’s really a dream come true for us,” founder and CEO Justin Woolverton says in a news release. “The only time I ‘cheat’ on Halo Top is when I get frozen yogurt loaded with toppings. Our goal with the Scoop Shop is to let our fans add all the toppings they could possibly want to a soft serve version of Halo Top—which is incredibly delicious and ditches the tanginess of frozen yogurt.”
Starting next week, Woolverton and other Halo Top enthusiasts don’t need to “cheat.” Not only will there be frozen yogurt in the new storefront, but ice cream tacos; ice cream sandwiches (made with high-protein cookies, naturally); entire pints; toppings such as marshmallow sauce, fresh mango, mochi and shredded coconut; and cones in cake, sugar, waffle and “puffle” varieties. Full disclosure: We’re not entirely sure what a “puffle” cone is, but here’s a photo of it; it looks like waffles but also Legos.
Along with the first Scoop Shop comes the launch of Halo Top’s own app, which allows you to log purchase points redeemable for prizes and free ice cream at the storefront.
Stop by on November 15 for the grand-opening event, where you can snag some free swirls and scoops from 10am to close. We obviously don’t recommend eating nothing but the stuff—although GQ once managed to do it for 10 days straight—but if you live anywhere near the Westfield Topanga, it may be tough to police some self control. (We wouldn’t blame you.)
Halo Top opens on November 15 at 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard inside the Westfield Topanga mall, scooping and swirling from 11am–9pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am–7pm on Sunday.