Lexington ice cream shop makes Thin Mints ice cream

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) It’s Girl Scout cookie season, that glorious time of year when we all succumb to our inner glutton. After all, what could be better than sitting down to indulge in a box of Samoas or Thin Mints?

Well, one Lexington business has a suggestion, and it takes a bunch of cookies.

They carried them in two at a time, ten cases of Thin Mints. With 12 boxes per case, that comes out to a lot of cookies.

“3,280," figures Girl Scout Alyson Bell, when prompted to do the math. "I think?”

All taken to the back room of Sweet Things, where one by one they get popped into the ice cream maker.

“It’s maybe my fourth best seller," says Chris Williams, the owner of Sweet Things. "And my customers count on it every year.”

Not to mention the Girl Scouts.

“This is one of the best sales we’ve had,” Bell says.

It’s just one of a bunch of flavors at the shop.

“Twenty-six flavors at one time," according to Williams. "And eight of those will alternate where they aren’t staples.”

In case you’re wondering, Oreo is the most popular. And there have been some wild experiments.

“We’ve done carrot cake, I think we just threw a whole cake into the machine one time," Williams says. "We’ve done curried coconut, licorice.”

But none is as popular as Thin Mint. Except it’s naughty cousin.

"I’ll add Bailey’s Irish Cream; it’s called the Chunky Irish Girl Scout," says Williams. "And that sells at least as well as the straight Girl Scout Thin Mint.”

It comes out soft, to harden up in the cooler out front. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a taste test.

Bell prononces: “It’s delicious.”