It’s officially summertime here in South Louisiana, and that means long days of sunshine and humidity. What better way to beat the heat than with some ice cream? On North Columbia Street in Covington’s historic St. John District, Hoodoo Ice Cream has been offering a variety of locally sourced homemade flavors since 2018.


Co-owners Billy Sussky and George Schenck sell everything from Vanilla and Chocolate to wilder creations like Almond Pistachio, Blueberry Buttermilk, and Bananas Foster. Each flavor of ice cream is made from grass-fed, Jersey cows’ milk of Mauthé Progress Milk Barn in Mississippi.

We sat down with Billy and George at their shop to learn how these two friends became the unlikely owners of Hoodoo Ice Cream.