"We've been playing around with it on the farm, and a rogue strawberry escaped. We used a vanilla container just because it was what we had on hand," Shatto says.
"It's a traditional strawberry ice cream comparable to our chocolate and vanilla. But the taste and texture will be a bit different because we're using fruit, actual strawberries to make it," Shatto says.
The chocolate and vanilla are made with extracts. The dairy also intends to test different flavors on tours this summer, offering up pints to those who come to shop at the dairy farm. When asked about root beer being a possibility (it's one of their current flavors of milk), Shatto demurred, saying he wasn't sure about the recipe, but that the idea made a lot of sense.
"The sky is the limit on flavor choices. We just want to make the best darn, traditional ice cream you can purchase," Shatto says.
The Shatto Milk Co. will also have a table at the Overland Park Farmers Market for the first time this year. Shatto expects that they'll have cheese, cheese curds and milk for purchase. The market will resume next month. That's right around the time that Shatto is going to announce a new product line. Shatto revealed that it wasn't yogurt, but wouldn't entertain any other guesses.
What do you think they'll be making next?