For many individuals, 2020 was the 12 months of hobbies. All that point spent in daunting isolation meant an opportunity to discover actions that sparked pleasure. Whereas some took to studying a language, crocheting, studying extra, or lastly ending that home mission, Dennine Dyer took to the kitchen.
Simply earlier than the pandemic made its method into on a regular basis life, Dyer felt on the prime of her profession working as a stylist within the vogue business. “Every little thing I’ve ever labored on went away and I wanted a artistic outlet. I made a decision to pour that point into my household and from there I found a love for cooking,” says Dyer. Dyer had by no means been her household’s greatest cook dinner, however with a constructive perspective and a while on her fingers, she prioritized experimentation—and it led her to one thing candy.
“The primary time I made ice cream, I had no thought what I used to be doing. I requested my mother to borrow her Ninja machine. I put all of the components along with ice and the entire machine exploded since you’re not supposed to place ice in a Ninja,” she recollects with amusing. Nonetheless, the stays had been ok to take to the desk. After weeks of style testing and eventual household approvals, the brand new chef realized she had landed on one thing particular with ice cream. In September 2020, Dyer took a leap of religion and formally opened Solo Scoops Creamery primarily based in Brooklyn, New York.
For the menu, she attracts inspiration from her love of solo journey (therefore the identify), providing every buyer a small style of the place she’s been. Dyer has remodeled 60 flavors. A favourite is soursop, a nod to Dyer’s Caribbean heritage. Cookie butter is impressed by the biscuits of Belgium. Watermelon basil goals to evoke the Hamptons, whereas a lavender peach sorbet has a connection to Dyer’s time in France.
Dyer creates a visible id for every new taste. “Combining the visible expertise as a wardrobe stylist is so vital to me. I deal with our shoots like full campaigns to [capture] the inspiration behind them,” she says.