Our Austin summer is in full swing! This means sunblock, shorts, and ice cream! While there are many places for you to enjoy ice cream with your family we wanted to highlight some local Austin talent.

Our suggestion for Austin ice cream? Check out every single place!

Amy’s Ice Cream – Chances are you’re always near one of their locations. There are 12 spread throughout Austin, including a shop at our airport! Their famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect base for your sweet creation. Mexican Vanilla not your jam? Don’t worry they have 350 specialty flavors in rotation. They also carry dairy-free fruit ices and frozen yogurt. This means you’re sure to find something to make your taste buds rejoice.

Sweet Ritual – No doubt about it, Sweet Ritual is this author’s favorite spot in Austin! Their motto of ‘ice cream for everybody’ ensures that everyone, vegans and those with allergies alike, can enjoy some sweet and creamy deliciousness. Everything is made from scratch and they strive to source as many local ingredients as possible. Did I mention you can get their ice cream to go? If you’re lucky you’ll visit on Conenut day where you can get a soft serve ice cream cone and doughnut in one.

Cow Tipping Creamery – This family-run brick and mortar location started out as aanice cream truck. Their focus is on providing unique soft serve creations with fresh ingredients. They strive to provide unique mix-ins and ensure that the ratio of mix-ins to ice cream is just right. This means you get the perfect bite each time. Use caution when viewing their Instagram page as it will cause you to immediately start salivating.

Spun Ice Cream – Want to try some fun science experiment with your kiddo(s)? Head over to Spun Ice Cream! You get to watch as your ingredients become a yummy scoop of ice cream, this means it’s made fresh to order. They pride themselves on using on the best quality milk and cream from local sources and their flavors are all handcrafted. Flavors are rotated along with other items like chocolate waffle cones, Texas pecan brittle, and pickled jalapeno glass.

Vice Cream – Out on Lake Travis and in desperate need of some incredible ice cream to make your day complete? Seek out Vice Cream! Vice Cream offers 12 different coconut based ice cream flavors and 2 soy based soft serve flavors every day! This means all their ice creams are dairy free and they also offer gluten free options. This ensures that your sundae, cookie sandwich, milkshakes, banana split, or cone is everything you ever dreamed of without worrying about gluten or dairy allergies.

Moojo –  Love ice cream sandwiches? Who doesn’t? Moojo gives you a chance to build your own delicious ice cream sandwich. With twelve different types of cookies, sixteen flavors of ice cream (including vegan options!), and a variety of toppings you are bound to create an amazing treat every time. Don’t know where to start with so many options? Don’t worry they’ve got Moojo Favorites to help get your creative juices flowing.

Prohibition Creamery – If you and your partner are ever out sans kids make sure you stop by Prohibition Creamery. Their fresh local ingredients help to create small batches ice cream and some of those batches are given an extra kick with a little booze. Their flavors of the day vary but there is something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t like to mix sweets and alcohol? No problem, they also serve craft cocktails, wine, and beer.

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know what your favorite creation at each location is!

Jaki was a mom working in the HR field turned to stay at home mom for two years, turned back to working mom, back to stay at home mom. (Whew!) She now spends her days trying to be the best mother to her daughters, Madi (4/2017) and Gwen (5/2019), while squeezing in relationship time with her husband, Zane. Their 3 rescued pups complete the crazy family. Together they live right on the border of Austin & Pflugerville. She loves Harry Potter, sci-fi, hiking, reading, being a vegan foodie, traveling, learning more about the HR field, figuring out how to homeschool the Montessori way, and writing about her adventures. Check out her blog at https://medium.com/nerdy-together


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