Hanover ice cream shop set for grand opening

February 18, 2014 by  

Diehard fans of the sweet treat of ice cream will have a new way to enjoy it in Hanover, when the Half Pint Creamery opens its doors in just over a week’s time.

The new ice cream shop is owned by Trish Motter, who, at just under five feet tall, jokes that she has been called a “half pint” herself. Motter cites her parents as inspiration for opening her own store. Both of her parents are entrepreneurs, and the idea of working for someone else did not appeal to her. After deciding that an ice cream shop was a good fit, she enrolled in the Ice Cream short course at Penn State, known in the industry as the most prestigious of its kind.

The new store will have indoor seating for up to 20 people, as well as seven outdoor picnic tables in warmer weather. Each day, the store will offer 36 flavors of ice cream and yogurt, all made in house, as well as ice cream pies, cupcakes, and special yogurt-based treats designed for dogs. To promote her new venture, Motter could use business card printing and distribute her cards to area companies

Flavors on offer at the creamery will be a change from the norm; Motter has recently created a bacon flavored ice cream, for example.