The Roll Shack will bring a new ice cream experience to Abilene with their grand opening sometime this month.
The Roll Shack will be located at 2526 Buffalo Gap Rd in Abilene. They are now preparing for their Grand Opening this month but due to a break in that occurred and some of their equipment was stolen they have had to make up for lost time. The family has put in a lot of work to get this business up and running and are very excited to share it with the community of Abilene.
The shop has six signature flavors all inspired by their animals. The McCain family went on a ski trip to Breckenridge, Colorado in Dec. 2018. There they experienced rolled ice cream for the first time and came up with the idea to bring it to Abilene.
“Even though it was -5 degrees outside, we saw a rolled ice cream shop and told our mom that we had to go,” daughter Olivia McCain said. “She saw that the process wasn’t too difficult and then came up with the idea of opening one in Abilene.”
They returned to Abilene and in January began making plans to open The Roll Shack. All of their flavors are inspired by each of their animals looks and personality traits.
“As a family we all have very strong opinions so some pets were easy to decide because those pets look like certain flavors of ice cream,” Olivia McCain said. “We have changed a few of them a couple of times trying to find the perfect balance of matching the pets looks and personality while making good flavors.”
The McCain family plans to have “Meet the flavor days,” where they bring the pet a specific flavor is named after so customers can put a face to the inspiration of the ice cream.
“What excites me most is that it’s a cool family venture and it has been awesome to see everyone play a role in helping this come together,” Olivia McCain said.