Our Story

Though new to 2017, The Chill Spot has ice cream roots that run deeper than this year. In 2014, Nikki bought Grammy B's Ice Cream in Corolla and started scooping ice cream and bringing smiles to vacationers from all over. Ryan worked in an ice cream shop for several years in his teens and promised himself he would one day own his own ice cream shop. He started his mobile ice cream business, Ryan's Real Fruit Ice Cream, in 2016 where he set up at events all around the Outer Banks. A mutual friend of Nikki and Ryan's introduced the two and casual small talk led to ice cream talk, which led to talk of goals and dreams, which ultimately led to a merger of the two businesses under a new name and new mindset, The Chill Spot. 

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Nikki Hise - owner/operator

Interests: The Steelers, grilling out, and his kitten 

Favorite ice cream: Sea Turtle Sundae

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Ryan Riley - owner/operator 

Interests: surfing, scooping, and sunsets

Favorite ice cream: Strawberry Real Fruit Ice Cream

 

Galiya

Hometown: Kazakhstan
University: Studies Journalism @ Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Interests: Reading books and  watching movies
Sports: Karate
Favorite ice cream: Butter Pecan

 

Aya

Hometown: Kazakhstan
University: Studies Journalism @ Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Interests: playing piano, listening to music, and watching movies
Favorite ice cream: Cookies and Cream