Ice cream luckily works all year round for Austin. Living up to the city’s mantra of "keeping it weird" means that it extends over into the frozen dessert territory.
Going well beyond the typical (and, hey, sometimes boring) chocolate and vanilla, Austin ice cream shops are creating dazzling concoctions using wildly inventive ingredients from salty snacks to candied bacon to herbs and more. In honor of Sweets Week, we’ve rounded up the most unique ice cream flavors that we could find on menus at this moment.
That means traditional local favorites, modern sweets parlors, non-dairy dreamlands, to brand new ones. Take the recently-opened Prohibition Creamery – an adult-friendly bar and ice cream shop where the flavors are as boozy as the cocktails. Over at Lick Ice Cream, the rotating list of seasonal flavors make good use of local ingredients, daring to find new ways to use nostalgic Texas fruits, herbs, and even vegetables. Plus, there are many others.Read More