Queen of Cream, the forthcoming ice cream cart-turned-parlor from local pastry chef Cora Cotrim, will open in Old Fourth Ward's Highland Walk building on Thursday, August 6. Service on day one will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will extend until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Regular hours, tentatively set to begin on Monday, August 9, are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.
It's Cotrim's first brick-and-mortar outpost for her frozen dessert business. In addition to the ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and floats, Queen of Cream will serve coffee and assorted baked goods, such as pies and cookies.
Cotrim, an alum of Paper Plane, Victory Sandwich Bar, and Cacao, will use local ingredients and pasteurize milk in house for her ice cream. Taylor Castle, formerly of Condesa Coffee, will serve as coffee director and use beans from Revelator Coffee in Birmingham, Ala. Queen of Cream will take over the former Fruttela Frozen Yogurt space at 701 North Highland Avenue.