Hunterdon Central High School graduate brings ice cream shop to Flemington

FLEMINGTON – The recent grand opening of Humdoo Ice Cream here was a humdinger.

“We probably had around a few thousand people,” said Gabriella Truppi, owner of Humdoo Ice Cream and Scoops On Wheels. “Everyone was thrilled. We had over 100 people in line when we cut the ribbon and everyone was just super excited to be there.”

Scoops on Wheels and Humdoo Ice Cream, Truppi said, are “one entity. I started Scoops on Wheels in 2019, then last year I wanted to start an ice cream shop, but I didn’t like continuing to use the name Scoops, so I changed to Humdoo. So the whole business is Humdoo, and then we do business with Scoops on Wheels. “

The flight of Humdoo Ice Cream, featuring mint, chocolate, strawberry cake crunch and campfire ice creams.

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Humdoo Ice Cream offers 24 flavors, including two vegan and one with no added sugar / fat.

“When the pandemic happened, when it all started to open up again, Kelly (Casanova) of Blue Fish Grill, which is also on Stangl Road, invited our truck to park at her restaurant every Wednesday. had such a nice draw, just so many people came in from the community every week, ”explained Truppi.

“And one night my truck was there, so I went to have dinner there with my family, and my mom and I were just walking down the street waiting for a table, and I noticed the Honey House was empty.” With the crowds we were on Wednesdays, I thought being there all the time in the street would be a great idea. And there was availability to do it, so I jumped at the chance as quickly as possible, ”she said.

Humdoo Ice Cream inauguration ceremony.  (Left to right) Mayor Betsy Driver, owner Gabriella Truppi and Robin Lapidus of Love Flemington.

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“We had so much fun,” Truppi said. “We had a really great crowd and we just enjoyed it all day. I just talked to people all day and met so many faces in the local community. It was awesome.”

As a nod to the Honey House, Truppi said that Humdoo Ice Cream offers a Honey House Sundae.

“Our building is historically known as the Honey House to the townspeople, so we use local raw unfiltered honey from Whitehouse Station and its vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of honey, then our baker, the Cookie Maven, we make homemade honey graham crackers with local raw unfiltered honey and these are sprinkled on top. “

One of the Humdoo Ice Cream offerings that Truppi says is a fan favorite is something called ice cream thefts, which is the same concept of getting a beer theft at a brewery, except with ice cream instead.

“If you eat there you can get up to four flavors in a flight of ice cream, small sample sizes, they’re about 2 ounces. And you can choose four of our 24 flavors, and everyone loves it. really that, “she said.

“We also make Scoopwiches, which are ice cream sandwiches and we use Chocolate Chunk or Snickerdoodle cookies, and they’re made by Cookie Maven,” she added. “We’ll have more to come, but we’re just getting started.”

Truppi said the response to the opening of Humdoo Ice Cream has been excellent.

“A man told me during our smooth opening how excited he was and I told him I was nervous to open in a historic place because sometimes it doesn’t always go well, it’s the less than one can say. And the man, who was an older man, told me he said that I shouldn’t feel like this because every thriving town has an ice cream shop in full swing. downtown and now Flemington has mentioned that as well.

Mint chip ice cream in a solitaire dark chocolate waffle cone.

And the company’s location is a perfect fit for Truppi – she graduated from nearby Hunterdon Central High School in 2017.

Humdoo Ice Cream is at 20 Stangl Road. The opening hours are from noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from noon to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information call 908-824-7275 or email [email protected] Visit them on Facebook at

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