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Daily Scoop: Lick Ice Creams in Austin, TX

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Austin, Texas

Austin ice cream hot spot Lick Ice Creams has gained national notoriety for founding themselves on only making “honest ice creams.”

What are honest ice creams? According to founders Anthony and Chad, honest ice creams use only pure, whole ingredients.

This means they never use high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Lick’s founders both grew up in small rural towns where the food was homegrown and homemade, and they made it their mission to open an ice cream shop in Austin with that same quality.

As a result, they know where every single ingredient they use comes from, which includes local farmers, market stands, and dairies.

But what also put Lick on the map were the most odd yet tasty flavors imaginable.

Some of the items on their “everyday flavors” menu include Texas Sheet Cake, Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint, Hill Country Honey & Vanilla Bean, and Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey.

While these flavors may sound questionable at first, they are some of the most popular items on the menu, bringing in the masses and causing rave reviews.

As if their standard flavors are not unique enough, they also offer a variety of limited time, seasonal flavors.

This summer, some of these flavors include Dewberry Corn Cobbler, Lemon Lavender, Strawberry Basil, Honeyed Peaches with Rosemary, and Blackberry, Lime, & Basil.

On top of that, there are Dairy Free and Vegan options for those with dietary restrictions: Vegan Vanilla & Strawberry Swirl, Tart Toasted Coconut, and Coconut, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate Swirl.

If you’re an adventurous eater, try the dairy-free Coconut & Avocado Curd, which is said to taste like Coconut Cream Pie.

Check out other ice cream shops around the country that you can visit for National Ice Cream Month.

By Kandice Martellaro with Lavinia Pisani for PeterGreenberg.com

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