Southside Galentine's Date

Kari here, the founder and owner of this little ice cream shop.  I'm a big fan of our corner of Fort Worth, the Southside.  It's where I live, work, and play.  I don't think that Valentine's has to just be about couples and romance, I'm all for meeting up with my gal pals for some much needed brunch and hang time.  Here's where I would go if I were planning to be hanging with my ladies for this Galentine's weekend: 

First, we would start off with lattes and chicken and waffles at Brewed,  be sure to take your time and soak in the whole atmosphere.  They have created something truly magical throughout their space and service.  If the weather is nice, be sure and check out their patio.

Next, we would walk down to Ephemera to build our own little plant treats.  I mean seriously, you can build your own mini-terrarium with air plants, purple cacti and mini dinosaurs!  How could that not make you smile? 

After building the world's most adorable plants, we would pop into Kent and Co., the neighborhood wine bar, to split a bottle of bubbly!

By the end of our sips we would be ready for a walk over to MELT to close out the night with our must-have scoops. And I highly recommend getting two scoops, because  new flavors will be out this weekend!

2015 in Review: MELT's Top Ten

Together, we've done some pretty sweet things this year. We have grown and partied and laughed on a whole new level, and while every day was great, there were a few that were especially big to us. So, here is a list of some of the ice cream parties we will never forget: MELT's Top Ten.

1. Fort Worth Funky

In March, we had the honor of being featured on Fort Worth Funky. They took some time to sit down and listen to our story, and then made this video highlighting all everything at the core of who we are. 

2. MELT's First Birthday

April was our birthday month, and we made sure to party all the way through. We took donations for The Birthday Party Project throughout the month, and some of our team members even got a chance to volunteer at one of their events! The weeks before our birthday brought some special celebration for staff and regulars, and day of, we threw ourselves a birthday bash to remember. We had some custom printed t-shirts made on-site by Trust Printshop, we turned our menu into a Greatest Hits playlist of our best loved flavors, we invited you all, and you all showed up. 

3. Fort Worth Magazine

May brought us the honor or being chosen by you as Fort Worth's Best Frozen treat, and being chosen by Fort Worth Magazine as their cover for the month. It was so fun to hear that you guys love what we do as much as we love doing it!

4. Oak Cliff Pop Up

We spent our summer weekends with our Dallas friends, slinging scoops out of a corner of an urban farmer's market in Oak Cliff. It may just have been a quick, few month long pop-up, but the people we met and the celebrations we had while there have absolutely stuck with us.

5. Christmas in July

Last year, we celebrated the hallowed day of Christmas in July all on our own. And it was awesome day. But this year, our good friends over at Brewed joined in, and we got to tack on a Christmas Eve celebration as well. There were elves, special Christmas flavors, and an ugly sweater contest. The day was merry and bright and HOT and sort of the best ever.

6. Fit Worth

Remember that crazy time when the Mayor personally escorted 150 bikers to our shop? On a legendary July day, Mayor Price's Fit Worth Initiative invited people to take a ride through Fort Worth and end up on our front door for a well deserved cone.


7. Co-Owner Mark


This summer, MELT gained an awesome new full time team member in Mark Seher. He's always been a big part of MELT as our Founder Kari's husband, filling many roles and fixing many broken appliances. But, when he quit his day job to be our co-owner and CFO, we all got to find out just how great he really is. His hard work and insights have been a huge part of MELT's success this year, and we're pretty glad to have him around.

7. Elle Magazine


In October, MELT got its first national write up, in this great article by Elle Decor. We were super excited to be recognized, and just as excited to see other amazing DFW spots right there with us!

9. Tribe Alive

In November, we launched a new line of retail alongside some very passionate people. Tribe Alive works through ethically sourced fashion to provide jobs for women living in impoverished countries. The products they created for our line provided a full week's worth of work for artisans in Haiti, and as a bonus, are also completely gorgeous. We launched our online store so we could showcase these beautiful items (as well as our other great retail products) and so you could all experience them for yourselves.

10. Motor Sisters

December launched what was undoubtedly our biggest adventure of the year. Motor Sisters Ice Cream, MELT's sister shop in Dallas, served her first cone December 4th, and has been dishing out some sweet tricked-up cones, sundaes, and shakes ever since. We've loved adding this place and these people to our family.

This year has brought a lot of new, joyful experiences our way. We are so grateful for all of the love and laughter we have had, and so excited to know that this is only the beginning! 2016 will be bigger, brighter, and sweeter in every way. We hope you will join us!





Fashionable And Purposeful

Earlier this week, we spent a morning with some great people shooting some great pictures to prep for a really, really great announcement. MELT believes that treats can change your day, and your day can change the world, and we love finding different ways to live out this belief, including partnering with visionary people and businesses to help them help others! Our latest partnership is with Tribe Alive. The ladies of Tribe Alive use their love of fashion to provide safe jobs for impoverished women throughout the world by creating gorgeous, ethically made products. MELT is now selling a line of Tribe Alive products that were created just for us, and which provided a full week's worth of work for artisans in Haiti. We put together a special photo shoot to get ready to share all of these beautiful items with you guys, and in the meantime, we had just a little fun. Here are some BTS sneak peeks!

Check out our line in our newly launched online store, or in the MELT shop!

Shout out to Amanda Marie, the awesome photographer for the shoot!!