Clementine’s Creamery opens in Kirkwood

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Ella Sottile

Clementine’s Creamery, a St. Louis-based ice cream chain, opened its sixth store in downtown Kirkwood on Nov. 12.

Clementine’s Creamery, a St. Louis-based ice cream chain, opened its sixth store in downtown Kirkwood on Nov. 12. The store is located in the old Custard Station building, right next to the Kirkwood train station. Clementine’s is known for its unique ice cream flavors, all made with locally sourced ingredients.
The flavor offerings are constantly changing, and currently customers can enjoy flavors such as “Gooey Butter Cake” and “Salted Cracker Caramel.” Whitney Ostercamp, a local Instagram food blogger, has tried several ice cream places in St. Louis, and Clementine’s is one of her favorites.

“[Clementine’s] is some of the best ice cream in St. Louis,””

— Whitney Ostercamp

“[Clementine’s] is some of the best ice cream in St. Louis,” Ostercamp said. “I love the original, creative flavors.”
Clementine’s also offers a vegan option and “naughty ice cream,” which combines ice cream and alcohol. Cathy Shupe, Kirkwood resident, said she is looking forward to tasting all Clementine’s has to offer.
“I’ve heard from friends [that] the alcohol and ice cream mixtures are very good,” Shupe said. “But I’m also looking forward to trying their [non-alcoholic] ice cream.”

Some Clementine’s flavors are only sold in pints, such as “Strawberry Balsamic with White Pepper.” The proceeds from their pint sales go to local businesses or organizations.
“We always try to collaborate with other companies and people,” Ariana Schram, area manager at Clementine’s, said. “Right now, we have our “Peppermint Andy’s” [flavor], where we are partnering with Andy Cohen.”

“[Working at Clementine’s] has allowed me to meet a lot of people, which is pretty cool,””

— Ariana Schram

When customers order this flavor, 50% of the proceeds goes to Doorways Housing, a St. Louis non-profit that provides housing for those with HIV/AIDS. Another organization Clementine’s has worked with is Tribe All Good, a non-profit working to build healthy, and inclusive communities in the St. Louis area. The two collaborated to create the “Bee the Change” flavor. Schram cites the creative flavors and community involvement to Clementine’s being a positive working environment.
“I work with a lot of different [types of] people, with the other managers, as well as all the staff members,” Schram said. “[Working at Clementine’s] has allowed me to meet a lot of people, which is pretty cool.”