CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER LIDOWSKI
I can’t help but notice that ice cream seems to be pretty popular in Germany. At least three shops in the little village I drive through every day have huge ice cream cone signs outside their doors inviting customers to indulge in a treat. When strolling through downtown streets in any town, it’s common to see people of all ages pass with cones in their hands topped with one, two, or even three scopes of “eis” on top. It is safe to say that a craving for some ice cream can be fulfilled just about anywhere that you visit in Germany. I had just a craving recently, and a birthday treat from my parents brought me to Eiscafé Scheerer.
You have probably already sampled the ice cream offered at countless shops with counters that open directly to customers passing by on the sidewalk. The ice cream they feature is good and comes in dozens of flavors, but if you want something extra special, a visit to Eiscafé Scheerer is in order.
Located about fifteen minutes from Homburg in Zweibrücken-Wattweiler, Eiscafé Scheerer specializes in extraordinary ice cream compositions. You can order the Rose Mug, which features rose ice cream topped with rose liqueur. Or, the Erdbeerbecher, when strawberries are in season, that includes two scoops of strawberry ice cream, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries, and cream for just five euros. The strawberries, like much of the produce used to make the ice cream and toppings, are from local farmers and producers.
If you’re in a more playful mood, you can order a Disneybecher with four balls of ice cream, gummy clowns, colorful sugar sprinkles, and cream. You have probably figured out by now that the goal at Eiscafé Scheerer is to take the typical ice cream cone and make it something extraordinary.
In addition to offering delicious treats, Eiscafé Scheerer houses a small art gallery that features local artists. Many of the works of art are available for purchase. Artist exhibits and talks are scheduled regularly as well as special events such as dance performances. A trip to Eiscafé Scheerer allows you to enjoy your dessert in an atmosphere that encourages creativity in both the visual and culinary arts.
Hours: Open daily from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, March through October.
Address: Mӧlschbacherstr. 15, 66482 Zweibrücken-Wattweiler
GPS Coordinates: 49.2360891, 7.31606899999997