St. Augustine’s Mayday Handcrafted Ice Cream is coming to Tampa Bay

The artisan ice cream shop will soon occupy a spot in Centro Ybor.

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Ybor City will soon be home to flavors like “Mint Monster”, “The Aviator” and “Queen Salted Caramel” when Mayday Handcrafted Ice Cream makes its debut at the storefront previously occupied by Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops.

Mayday Ice Cream—whose name is a tribute to American soldiers who longed for ice cream during WWII—is a St. Augustine-based business, which now has multiple storefronts throughout northeast Florida.  St. Augustine native Stephen DiMare is the owner of both Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops and Mayday Ice Cream, and according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, DiMare thought that Mayday was a better choice for the Centro Ybor location (1600 E 8th Ave.). 

Mayday Ice Cream sets themselves apart with bold twists on classic flavors, like the popular “Parent Trap” which combines peanut butter swirls with Oreo cookies, Florida-centric offerings like key lime pie ice cream, and seasonal favorites like blackberry earl grey and caramel apple pie. 

This north Florida chain will soon join the ranks of the other Ybor ice cream spots, like Chill Bros Scoop Shop and Snobachi Ice Cream. 

Mayday usually gives out free ice cream on grand opening days, so keep your eyes peeled for its Ybor debut. In the meantime, browse the many flavors on maydayicecream.com in preparation for the big day. And if you can’t wait, visit the closet Mayday scoop shop at Lakeland’s The Joinery.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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