Courtesy: The Bison

SEARCY, Ark. – Creme and Sugar offers students a way to satisfy their sweet tooth at “a one-stop dessert shop.” Located in between McAlister’s Deli and Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, Creme and Sugar offers frozen yogurt and ice cream with over 50 toppings, shaved ice, bubble tea, espresso-based drinks, macarons, real milkshakes and malts, frappes, and much more.

“If you want dessert variety, we’re your place,” Creme and Sugar owner Diana McAdams said.

Having owned Sno Island (across from Harding’s campus) since 2012, she purchased Froyo Factory in 2018 and merged the two stores. The Froyo location was remodeled and expanded to provide more space, giving plenty of room for social distancing. With their new location, customers can expect to find a welcoming environment with quiet conversation in mind. Customers can self serve yogurt and toppings or choose from their large menu and order at the bar. Long term employees ensure consistent quality and friendly service as they prepare the sweet of your choice. While enjoying drinks and desserts (or a soft pretzel and cheese), customers can use their free WiFi while they lounge in the comfortable seating.

“We wanted to offer a spacious, open concept for the shop that would appeal to all ages,” McAdams said.

And if you are interested in alternatives to milk and sugar, Creme and Sugar offers that in many of their selections. They offer gluten-friendly, dairy-free and no-sugar-added options in their frozen yogurt, as well as gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free shaved ice. They only use organic, fair-trade coffee in their espresso drinks and will soon offer more coffee and tea options as the shop expands their selections.

Frequent visitors can enjoy a rewards card that is punched every time they spend $4. The total cost savings when used equals about 15%.

In addition to serving sweet treats, a karaoke night at Creme and Sugar is in the works. While a specific date for karaoke is not set, students can expect to enjoy a fun night within the next few months. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, McAdams said the store can hold a lot of people at a time.

“While we would like to have begun this fall, we decided the best thing to do was wait until we could ensure all current health policies were able to be observed with a larger crowd,” McAdams said.

This small family business serves more than just treats. With plenty of seating, stable WiFi, and a relaxed and quiet atmosphere this time of year, students will find that this business is a great place to grab a treat and study.

Hours do vary when colder weather hits, but current hours are Monday through Thursday, noon-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-9 p.m. Call (501)-279-1116 or check the Creme and Sugar Facebook, Instagram, or website for more info.