Local Teachers Open Ice Cream Parlor in Harlingen

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HARLINGEN – Two school educators opened an ice cream parlor in Harlingen a few years ago and as teachers, they created a special scoop for their colleagues.

The parlor is called Schoolhouse Creamery and it’s located on 77 Sunshine Strip. All their flavors are homemade and unique.

“It started with Mr. Robert Floyd. He’s the one who created all these wonderful flavors of ice cream,” store manager Claudia Martinez said. “He was an assistant principal at Travis Elementary when he decided to open the business. And he associated with a science teacher from Vernon. They’re both partners.”

Some of the creations available are American Pie, Berry Me and Cereal Killer.

“Berry Me, that’s a dark chocolate with strawberries. So it’s like eating strawberries with chocolate. This is Cereal Killer, that’s for cereal lovers,” Martinez explained.

A few customers said they discovered the place while browsing social media.

“It’s great. We come here way too often. Way too often. Her favorite is Mexican Vanilla Milkshake or milk and cookies,” customer Charlie Martinez said.

The parlor opened three years ago and it’s the repeat customers that help spread the word.

“I read an article about how a teacher started this. Friends of mine came so we started coming and it’s absolutely delicious,” Stacey Hill said.

On their menu, they do have some special items for teachers.

“And we also have our teacher’s lounge that are adult flavors. When you want to relax a little bit and it’s like ice cream with a little hint of alcohol. We have those three available daily,” Martinez said.

One of the teachers who opened the ice cream parlor decided to go back to teaching in Houston and has plans to open up a parlor. 

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