To say The Yard Milkshake Bar serves over-the-top confections is a little bit of an understatement.
That is the outline for it is Tiger Deaux milkshake distinctive to Baton Rouge: a concoction of cookie dough ice cream with purple and gold marshmallow cream served in a vanilla iced jar rolled in purple and gold sprinkles and topped with purple and gold whipped cream, a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough, extra sprinkles and a purple tiger paw.
Depictions of its buyer favorites Cookie Monster and Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake additionally run on and on. However then that is true for almost the entire gourmand milkshakes and sundaes, ice cream flavors, floats and specialty bowls. And there is a “secret menu” with extra out-of-this world taste mixtures.
The whole lot is so over-the-top, you possibly can’t even see the highest from right here.
Individuals have been lining up out the door — even within the rain — to get a style ever since Marc and Tracy Couvillion opened The Yard on July 9 in Highland Park Market, 18303 Perkins Street.
The Couvillions’ store is the primary Louisiana location of the The Yard franchise, which was began in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in 2017 by Logan and Chelsea Inexperienced. You may recall seeing them on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” There are actually places in 10 states.
The Couvillions visited the Alabama store in 2019.
“That they had a ready time of most likely over an hour simply to get in,” Marc Couvillion mentioned. “And it was value it.”
They had been so impressed, they began fascinated about opening a franchise in Baton Rouge.
It is commonplace at Dearman’s to listen to of us reminiscing about how after they had been children they’d sit on the counter sipping on a nectar cream soda.
“We simply kicked the thought round for a yr or two, then we went again to Gulf Shores in 2020 throughout COVID,” Marc Couvillion mentioned. “There was nonetheless a line outdoors the door.”
The couple was bought, and now the Couvillions and their 35 workers are serving up a protracted menu of gourmand milkshakes, that are nearly as enjoyable to observe being made as they’re to eat.
Take the favored Cookie Monster: Into the tall Mason jar (which you’ll be able to preserve) goes a drizzle of blue and chocolate marshmallow sauce. Then chocolate icing goes across the neck of the jar, which is dipped in cookie crisp items. In the meantime, blue cookie monster ice cream is combined with milk in a blender, then poured into the jar and topped by whipped cream, chocolate and blue marshmallow cream drizzle, cookie crisp items and a cookie dough sandwich.
You’ll undoubtedly want each a straw and spoon to sort out this towering dessert, simply as you’ll for the Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake milkshake, which is available in a vanilla iced jar dipped in graham cracker crumbs stuffed with a shake fabricated from strawberry cheesecake ice cream, then topped by whipped cream, strawberry topping, crushed graham crackers and a slice of cheesecake.
For little princesses, there’s the Mermaid milkshake made with birthday cake ice cream with pink marshmallow drizzle inside a teal marshmallow cream dipped jar rolled in mermaid sweet jewels. It is topped with whipped cream, mermaid sweet jewels, a rock sweet stick and accomplished with a mermaid tail.
July is Nationwide Ice Cream Month, and in the event you’re searching for one thing past chocolate and vanilla, head to Candy Society.
However wait, there’s extra.
“We’re providing a Mardi Gras shake proper now,” Tracy Couvillion mentioned. “After we introduced that we had been opening, they already had a shake referred to as the Yardi Gras. So, that is how we introduced the Louisiana opening.”
The Yardi Gras shake can be out there till the tip of July and introduced again subsequent yr throughout Mardi Gras season. The shake is made with cinnamon ice cream with purple, inexperienced and gold marshmallow drizzle and sprinkles. It is topped with whipped cream and a chunk of king cake.
The milkshakes run $15 for the pint measurement; $20 for the quart measurement.
Milkshake not your factor? No worries. The Yard’s menu of specialty ice cream bowls have the identical themes because the milkshakes or you possibly can order an everyday shake in any taste.
“We’ll additionally offer specials each month,” Tracy Couvillion mentioned. “If there is a vacation that month, it could be a shake that may lean towards the vacation, or if it is summer time or spring, these shakes will replicate the season.”
The Couvillions selected their Highland Market location due to its buyer visitors.
“It is near the interstate, and it is near the Blue Bayou Waterpark and the mall,” Marc Couvillion mentioned.
And although the road has been extending previous the entrance door every day, clients have not needed to wait greater than half-hour to get their order.
“Clearly, lots of people vacationing in Orange Seaside and Gulf Shores, and so they’ve realized about The Yard,” Tracy Couvillion mentioned. “The Yard was undoubtedly identified by the point we obtained the ball rolling, and it is nice to see individuals lining up.”