Welcome to The Parlour

(but stay home)

We are temporarily closed to promote social distancing in the interest of public health. We hope to reopen for limited pickup-only service before our eventual full reopening. View the latest updates on our News page and/or follow us on social media.

We make the best ice cream around, with the best ingredients. Our flavors are inspired by the seasons, our favorite well-worn cookbooks, and our childhood ice cream memories.

Our shop serves ice cream 7 days a week. We also serve baked goods made in-house, coffee, and other hot and cold drinks.

Around town, you can find our ice cream select Durham stores and restaurants.

You can also place a special order for ice cream cakes or ice cream by the gallon, to add our desserts to your special occasions.

ON THE GRAM:

It’s our shop’s birthday today! Normally we would be rolling out the limited-batch of birthday cake ice cream and posting celebratory photos, but this year has proved to be very different in a lot of ways.

When we opened our doors seven years ago today, we weren’t thinking about what would happen if we had to close our doors for an indefinite period of time. We were thinking about how great it would be to serve our community, bring people together, and create jobs. Now we find ourselves in a very strange position. Our doors are closed, our staff is laid off, and we have no idea when we will be able to reopen to the public. We are still thinking about when we can reopen for takeout, but for the time being we feel it’s best to remain closed, to encourage people to stay at home and help stop the spread of this virus.

For our birthday this year, we’ve created a gofundme campaign for our former staff; link to that is in our bio. We’ve been very lucky to have found people who can handle the busyness, the long lines, and the scooping-induced tennis elbow that the job entails, and we hope to hire each and every one of them back just as soon as we can reopen. If you’ve appreciated our staff’s work and you have the means, please consider contributing to our fundraiser (more details on the our campaign page.) We hope everyone out there is staying safe and healthy. Let us know in the comments if you think we should start doing some facebook/ig live ice cream making videos!
It’s our shop’s birthday today! Normally we would be rolling out the limited-batch of birthday cake ice cream and posting celebratory photos, but this year has proved to be very different in a lot of ways. When we opened our doors seven years ago today, we weren’t thinking about what would happen if we had to close our doors for an indefinite period of time. We were thinking about how great it would be to serve our community, bring people together, and create jobs. Now we find ourselves in a very strange position. Our doors are closed, our staff is laid off, and we have no idea when we will be able to reopen to the public. We are still thinking about when we can reopen for takeout, but for the time being we feel it’s best to remain closed, to encourage people to stay at home and help stop the spread of this virus. For our birthday this year, we’ve created a gofundme campaign for our former staff; link to that is in our bio. We’ve been very lucky to have found people who can handle the busyness, the long lines, and the scooping-induced tennis elbow that the job entails, and we hope to hire each and every one of them back just as soon as we can reopen. If you’ve appreciated our staff’s work and you have the means, please consider contributing to our fundraiser (more details on the our campaign page.) We hope everyone out there is staying safe and healthy. Let us know in the comments if you think we should start doing some facebook/ig live ice cream making videos!
Every spring day that we don’t have a line of people waiting for ice cream is also a day we wonder how we’ll come out on the other side of this thing. If you’ve got the means, you can help us by purchasing our recipe e-book! Link in bio, over 20 recipes from our shop’s kitchen. Including this Champagne mango sorbet, which is a perfect springtime treat.
Every spring day that we don’t have a line of people waiting for ice cream is also a day we wonder how we’ll come out on the other side of this thing. If you’ve got the means, you can help us by purchasing our recipe e-book! Link in bio, over 20 recipes from our shop’s kitchen. Including this Champagne mango sorbet, which is a perfect springtime treat.
Some reminders: 1: the recipe for this toasted coconut ice cream is in our e-book, which you can get via the link in our profile, and 2: if you’re going out for groceries, you can still get our ice cream at @bulldegadurham and @durhamcoopmarket 👍🏼🆒
Some reminders: 1: the recipe for this toasted coconut ice cream is in our e-book, which you can get via the link in our profile, and 2: if you’re going out for groceries, you can still get our ice cream at @bulldegadurham and @durhamcoopmarket 👍🏼🆒
A bit of good news: our recipe e-book is available for purchase! Link in bio, and yes, the recipe for this vegan coffee cookies+cream is in there. 😘
A bit of good news: our recipe e-book is available for purchase! Link in bio, and yes, the recipe for this vegan coffee cookies+cream is in there. 😘
What’s everyone baking today? I just made a lemony ricotta-berry cake, with homemade ricotta (gotta use up all this milk 😅) Decided to reinstate the 3 p.m. teatime of my childhood. Hope everyone is staying healthy!
What’s everyone baking today? I just made a lemony ricotta-berry cake, with homemade ricotta (gotta use up all this milk 😅) Decided to reinstate the 3 p.m. teatime of my childhood. Hope everyone is staying healthy!