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Grif's Sammie Shop Brings the American Ice Cream Parlor Back in Style

By Marina Jokic

If you are a native Texan, you know the summers can be quite scorching. There is nothing like a refreshing ice cream sandwich or old-style American milkshake to take the edge off. Griffin Gurley's desserterie Grif's Sammie Shop specializes in traditional sweets like homemade cookies, ice cream sandwiches, brownies, milkshakes, and edible cookie dough that are decadent and made fresh daily. You can order any two types of cookies and pair them with one scoop of ice cream to create your custom sandwich.

"Grif's has everything to satisfy your sweet tooth starting with 13 made-from-scratch, family recipe cookies to 12 flavors of world-famous Blue Bell Ice Cream," Gurley said. "The Sweet Sammie is our signature treat which consists of any of our cookies with any Blue Bell ice cream scoop sandwiched in between."

There are 11 different cookies on the menu currently. Some flavor highlights include white chocolate chip macadamia that is chock-full of nuts, classic black and white with white chocolate chips, oatmeal toffee with hints of coconut, and the relentless Snickerdoodle filled with cinnamon chips and a dash of cinnamon sugar. Grif's loves to do classic, simple flavors with a bit of a twist.

"What sets us apart is all of our baked products are made from scratch as well as the best ice cream in the world, Blue Bell," Gurley said. "Our catered ice cream sandwiches are a unique and affordable dessert for any occasion."

Brownie bowls are particularly popular as they are served up warm with a scoop of ice cream on top. Another customizable option is their new edible cookie dough in chocolate chip or sugar flavor which can also be paired with ice cream, sandwiched between cookies, or simply eaten on its own.

"We are a family owned and operated single shop business [and] everyone [who] works here is related and we love what we do," Gurley said. "We love getting to interact with our customers and making people happy with our sweet treats."

Have a big event coming up? Grif's Sammie Shop also caters parties, weddings, family reunions and more. They can pre-make their signature Sweet Sammies, individually package them, and deliver them to your event in a freezer. The minimum order for a catered event has been set to 50 Sweet Sammies, a paltry figure considering how fast these usually go. Grif's has pleased so many clients with a sweet tooth, it's difficult to count them all.

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Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East...

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