Spoiler alert: sometimes it's gelato, instead.
  1. Amy's Ice Creams
    Started in Austin in 1984, it's probably the most popular scoop in town. When I was in high school, the job application was a white paper bag. An applicant had to get creative to get a job, and they displayed the best ones in stores.
  2. Lick Ice Cream
    It's handcrafted, local, and also delicious. Their seasonal flavors right now include options with peach, honey, lavender or berries. They also have vegan and dairy-free options.
  3. Cow Tipping Creamery
    The Creamery makes tasty soft serve and layers it with good stuff like nutter butter crumbs or cookie dough.
  4. Spun Ice Cream
    Fresh seasonal ice cream spun to order using liquid nitrogen. I haven't been there yet, but I'm excited to try it.
  5. Tèo Gelato
    Here I'm modeling a scoop of Nutella Peanut Butter with a scoop of Salted Caramel.
  6. Dolce Neve
    Amazing and authentic Italian gelato. One of the owners is an Italian native, and attended Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna. Lots of Italian flavors like mascarpone lemon.
  7. Prohibition Creamery
    Combines booze + ice cream—and by that I mean a scoop of whisky chocolate ice cream—but has non-alcoholic options, too. They opened today, and I want to go to there.