Entrepreneurs Marc and Alissa Zera wants to give great frozen desserts to Charleston with the opening of Off Track Ice Cream at 6 Beaufain Street. The Zeras want to have the new scoop shop ready to go by Memorial Day weekend.
The couple is currently renovating the 1875-built space to become a 35+ seat shop with a full ice cream production kitchen. Off Track will serve traditional ice cream, as well as vegan and gluten-free versions. “We use the freshest, Lowcountry-sourced ingredients,” says Marc, “and never any artificial flavorings, additives, or stabilizers.” The shop will have options for milkshakes, sundaes, cookie sandwiches, and Springbok coffee.
The Zeras started making ice cream at home in 2016 and realized they wanted to share their passion with Charleston. Marc tells Eater, “Our philosophy on ice cream is different from other ice cream makers: we believe that ice cream should only be made from, and tastes best when it’s made from, natural ingredients and stripped back of any and all inessential ingredients. This is why we make all of our ice creams from scratch starting with just four ingredients: cream, local pasture-raised milk and eggs, and cane sugar. With the same philosophy in mind, we make our vegan ice creams with just raw cashews, organic coconut cream, sunflower oil, and cane sugar. From these bases, we create a variety of flavors using only real foods and clean ingredients that are essential to the flavor at hand.”
Follow Off Track’s progress on Instagram.
• Off Track Ice Cream [Instagram]