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Detroit Ice Cream Truck Milk & Froth Goes Brick and Mortar Downtown

Plus, Michelle Obama helps bring food to needy Detroiters

A sign reading Milk & Froth hangs on the outside of a brick building.
Milk & Froth opens Monday, July 5 in the historic Buhl Building.
Courtesy photo

Milk & Froth, a popular ice cream truck, is set to open a brick-and-mortar storefront in downtown Detroit on Monday, July 5. The shop will be open daily at Bedrock’s historic Buhl Building.

Alexis Matteson and Deion Cao say they launched their business a few summers ago after living downtown and not finding the quality of ice cream there that they saw in their favorite shops in other major cities. They say their vegan and classic ice cream is made from scratch without pre-manufactured mixes, chemical stabilizers, or artificial colors and flavors

“The number one question our customers have been asking is how they can get our ice cream year-round, so we are very happy to finally meet that need with our new storefront,” Matteson says.

A man a woman stand behind an ice cream case and in front of.a whiteboard listing flavors
Deion Cao and Alexis Matteson say they launched their business after not finding the ice cream they wanted downtown.
Courtesy photo

Milk & Froth will serve more than a dozen rotating ice cream flavors, including honeycomb, butterscotch brownie, matcha pistachio, malt cherry chocolate, orange cream, salted caramel, chocolate hazelnut, and Blue Magic. The shop will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 535 Griswold St. in Bedrock’s Buhl Building.

Michelle Obama, Partnership for a Healthier America’s Plan to Feed Detroit Families

The Partnership for a Healthier America, with its honorary chair Michelle Obama, said 5,500 Detroit families facing food insecurities will receive free meals.

Detroit is the latest city in the Pass the Love campaign that delivers meal kits with ingredients inspired by Waffles + Mochi, the Netflix series from Obama. The campaign, which launched in Atlanta and Cleveland this summer, aims to distribute 264,000 meals in Detroit and more than 1 million nationwide,

According to the Michigan Food Security Council, as many as 1.9 million Michiganders are estimated to be food insecure.

The meals will be sourced and assembled by Genuine Foods, and distributed at the following Focus:HOPE locations:

1300 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29
9151 E. Chalmers, Detroit, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29
759 Inkster Rd., Inkster, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29

Families can sign up and learn more here.

In other news

Honest John’s is closed this week after flooding in Detroit forced the restaurant to close. Norma G’s in Jefferson Chalmers has reopened after staff members’ homes were flooded.

Steve’s Mediterranean Chefs, a Madison Heights-based family-owned company, announced an expansion that will put its products including hummus, tabbouleh, garlic sauce, grape leaves, and spinach and feta pie in 250 Michigan stores.

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