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The Charmery takes the chill out of winter with ice cream and hot chocolate.

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey - February 2014

The Charmery takes the chill out of winter with ice cream and hot chocolate

The Charmery takes the chill out of winter with ice cream and hot chocolate.

By Suzanne Loudermilk Haughey - February 2014

-Photo by David Colwell

That whacky David Alima, co-owner of The Charmery (801 W. 36th St., 410-814-0493) with his wife Laura, just can’t stop coming up with ideas.

“The beautiful thing about ice cream is that it’s a blank palette,” he says. “I constantly think about what flavors to do.”

He’s had fun with creations like Chinese Food and a Movie (a buttered-popcorn base with chocolate-covered fortune-cookie pieces) to celebrate a Jewish tradition at Christmastime and “Crunch” Davis (a sweet-cream base with orange-and-black sprinkles and candy-bar bits) in honor of the O’s Chris Davis.

For Valentine’s Day, he’ll be serving the shop’s seasonal hot chocolate, pictured, a blend of premium chocolate and nearby Trickling Springs Creamery milk, with an optional homemade, heart-shaped marshmallow topped with crushed red-hot candies. We can’t wait to see what he does next.


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