Grocer’s Daughter Strawberry-Ginger Kombucha Float
By Lynda Wheatley | July 23, 2022
For a couple summers now, choosing between Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate’s fudgesicle—made with 70 percent direct-trade dark chocolate from Ecuador, natural cocoa powder, and the milk from The Farmer’s Creamery in Mio—or its decadently rich and real chocolate shake has always felt a little like an exercise in the impossible. Last weekend, the decision-making workout got even harder. The chocolatier has added a gelato shop to its sweet empire in Empire. The ultra-creamy, cold gelato is just the beginning, however. Grocer’s Daughter is also offering several vehicles for ingesting that gelato: freshly made cookies, brownies, and other baked goods to be topped, plus mind-blowing floats like Northwoods Root Beer Floats and Coffee Cold Brew floats. Our obsession? Their house-made strawberry sorbet set afloat in Cultured Kombucha’s fizzy and fabulous Genuine Ginger kombucha. Sweet with a bit of a bite but oh-so refreshing—especially when sipped in the native-flower-packed outdoor garden outside—this float truly floats our boat. Find both the chocolate and gelato shops at 11590 S Lacore St. in Empire. (231) 326-3030, grocersdaughter.com.