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Moo Thru to open Herndon ice cream shop next month

The ice cream shop Moo Thru launched a truck in Herndon on June 15 (via Moo Thru/Instagram)

For months, Moo Thru has been selling its handmade, locally-sourced ice cream from a truck in Herndon.

The family-owned business is now expecting to open up its planned brick-and-mortar location sometime in January at 317 Spring Street, according to franchise owner Caitlin Kenney.

“We will have a soft opening for our friends, family and most frequent customers from the truck over the summer to help make sure our staff is fully trained and ready to open with only the best service,” Kenney said.

She said the opening was delayed due to hiccups in the permitting process. The shop previously hoped to open this summer, shortly after Moo Thru’s truck launched at the Reston-Herndon Business Park in June.

Owned by fourth-generation dairy farmers Ken and Pam Smith, Moo Thru makes its ice cream with milk from the family’s grass-fed Holstein herd, which grazes on a farm along the banks of the Rappahannok River.

Items on the menu include ice cream, shakes, malts and sundaes. The business currently has locations in Mineral, Charlottesville, Hillsboro and Winchester.

The ice cream parlor will open up alongside Old Town Coffee, a new coffee shop. The owners plan to offer locally-sourced, organic coffee and other items.

“We have tasted hundreds of coffees and have finally landed on 2 companies we feel we can 100% stand behind,” Kenney said. “The coffees and syrups are high quality and by far the tastiest we and our friends have ever had. We are going with organic beans and we will have a lot of organic flavoring syrups and organic milk products.”

Photo via Moo Thru Herndon/Instagram

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