Ironically, eating ice cream on a cold winter day , with rain outside is a lot of fun. Its one of the best sweet treats to make your mood happy on an otherwise gloomy day ( In our case it was also beating the hangover from an amazing engagement party previous night of our very close friends). Whenever we visit Austin, our friends take us to a new place every time and I always end-up saying we have to come here again! Last weekend it was this place called ‘LICK’ ice creams. We’d had a nice lunch and I was already full but when my friend said you have to taste their ‘goat cheese, thyme and honey’ flavor, I was totally intrigued. I’d never heard of an ice cream flavor like that. As soon as we entered, the shop it felt warm and cozy. I loved their branding and especially their logo. They had this unique way of showcasing their menu (see the pic below) and the flavors were even more bizarre. Roasted beets and fresh mint, coconut and avocado curd, persimmons and sage are just to name a few.
I loved it so much that I came home and googled them to know more. I wanted to know what made them come up with such unique ideas to make ice cream from. Chad and Anthony, the founders of this place tell their story on their website (interesting read) and also talk about how their ice cream is made from fresh ingredients and NO preservatives. They source everything from local farmers and dairies in and around Austin,Tx. Here are some fun pics for you !
I hope they open their franchise in more cities soon. But you guys this is a MUST visit place if you are in Austin or San Antonio. You will kind of not want to have ice cream from a chain again.
P.S. I ended up eating the persimmons and sage! yumm
happy winter you guys !