Austin’s first vegan milkshake truck, Milky Way Shakes, is getting ready to roll having met its Kickstarter goal earlier this year. The team behind the truck, longtime friends Moni Burgin and Rachel Horesovsky, are in the final stretch before making their dream—selling chocolate and vanilla coconut milk-based ice creams mixed with housemade syrups and other seasonal treats—a reality.
Here is what Eater Austin knows about the Milky Way Shakes truck so far:
- Thanks to more than 100 backers, the $10,000 Kickstarter goal was met in February.
- Construction is well underway with plumbing now complete and electric wiring being worked on.
- After construction is finished, taste testing begins to narrow down which six flavors will be offered during the truck’s launch. Potential contenders include: mint oreo, strawberry shortcake, baklava, lemon meringue pie, chocolate pecan pie, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chocolate, peach rose, rosemary salted caramel, coffee horchata, and lavender pistachio.
- Recent experimentations with flowers have proven successful after the discovery of a simple infusion technique which allows them to impart custom flavors into almond milk.
- The duo has also been taste testing a housemade beet ketchup to pair with fries. Yes, there will be fries for dipping!
- The team has committed to using only vegan ingredients based on feedback from social media.
- There is no word on the truck’s future location, though in January, they reported to Eater Austin that they would like to set up behind Sputnik or Spider House.
- Milky Way Shakes’ impending opening date has not been determined yet. Watch this space for updates.
In Austin, there is one other vegan ice cream provider: Sweet Ritual, which recently moved to a new home on Airport Boulevard.
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