‘I love making great ice cream’: New creamery coming to Carolina Forest

A new creamery is opening next month in Carolina Forest and it plans to offer more than one dozen homemade ice cream flavors.

Construction has started on Ocean Bay Creamery, located in the Forest Village Shopping Center off River Oaks Drive, and is scheduled to open late July, said owner Dino Panos.

“I love making great ice cream for people,” Panos said. “It makes them so happy, which makes me happy.”

Using only the “finest quality” ingredients delivered by a “fast-friendly staff,” Panos said homemade waffle cones will be made daily. The spot will offer 16 classic, homemade ice cream flavors, that include dairy-free and gluten-free options.

Panos and his wife, Catie, also own Eli’s Oceanfront Cafe in Myrtle Beach.

“We are both very excited about growing a new business in the Carolina Forest community,” he said.

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