In less than six months, a new ice cream brand is now opening a third pickup and delivery location. Sweet Pearl’s Ice Cream will work out of the planned Revolving Kitchen at Fairview Town Center, which is set to open at 329 Town Pl. in the spring of 2023.
Sweet Pearl’s will offer pickup and delivery at the food hall and commissary kitchen. The ice cream brand is already available for pickup and delivery in Wylie and at the Revolving Kitchen in Garland.
Sweet Pearl’s owner Will Gibson only started learning how to make ice cream in December of 2021. He had suffered broken ribs and a broken shoulder blade during a bicycle accident, so he wasn’t able to do as much as he had previously. “Given that I didn’t really have a whole lot of opportunities with my physical limitations, I decided to go for it, and a lot of opportunities have unfolded,” Gibson told What Now Dallas.
He started working out of the Revolving Kitchen in Garland a couple of months ago and bought an electric car to make deliveries. Gibson is now planning to purchase a food trailer, which could be in operation this fall. He’s also looking into serving from a kitchen in Dallas. “It’s just steady growth. It’s just really been incredible.”
Gibson believes in second chances, especially after multiple doctors told him he shouldn’t have survived his accident. Sweet Pearl’s is actually named after a dog that was dumped at a lake near his home. “She turned out to be the absolute best dog. We call her Sweet Pearl,” Gibson shared.
“Given that I was given a second chance, and Pearl was given a second chance, I also help to solely hire people who are also in need of a second chance. That could be disabled, veterans, or people with a checkered past,” Gibson said. “I call them pearls.”
Sweet Pearl’s offers three staple flavors– Ghirardelli fudge brownies made from scratch in chocolate ice cream, which is also made with Ghirardelli chocolate; Sweet Pearls, which is a sweet cream ice cream that includes scratch-made sugar cookies; and Mint Oreos ice cream.
The menu also includes rotating flavors every week including White Chocolate Churro Toffee made with homemade butter toffee covered in Belgian White Chocolate in a cinnamon and sugar ice cream. Sweet Pearl’s also offers vegan ice cream and will offer non-dairy options.
Gibson said his goals are to make amazing ice cream and to give back to the community. “What gets me most excited is how much good this business can do.”