New Oak Street ice cream parlor "Kream" set to open Feb. 8_lowres

Kream co-owner Shamalon Johnson in front of the future ice cream shop.

The idea came to Vincent Cook III when he realized that there was nowhere to go for a late night dessert.

"We came up with [the idea] because there was nowhere to get ice cream or anything like that after a certain hour," Cook said.

Cook, one of three co-owners of the soon-to-launch Kream at 8116 Oak St., seeks to change that, offering sweet treats (with adult ingredients) until midnight.

While the ice cream parlor won't open until early February (Feb. 8 is the tentative target date), the owners were serving up samples during Po-Boy Festival Sunday. Flavors included a creamy, booze-infused vanilla ice cream, a juicy, locally sourced satsuma ice pop and "poptail" (ice pop cocktail) made with lemon, gin, vodka and a dash of bitters.

"I'm excited about doing a mint julep shaved ice," said co-owner Shamalon Johnson. "It's something very fresh."