Walking into an ice cream parlor is hard enough. Now throw unique flavors into the mix, and it’s enough to give anyone pre-ice cream “brain freeze.“
Lick Ice Creams is a unique ice cream parlor in South Austin. It offers slightly off-beat ice cream choices that blend Texas flavors with natural ingredients.
Owners Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier found some of their inspiration to open the ice cream parlor after visiting a farmer’s market in Palmatier’s hometown in Pennsylvania. The idea of using local, fresh produce and ingredients drives the creativity when creating the flavors. Both Sobotik and Palmatier bring the nostalgia of making their own ice cream when they were growing up to the parlor.
All of the ingredients in their ice creams come from some part of Texas. Whether it’s blueberries from East Texas or grapefruits from the Valley, patrons can guarantee the ingredients are Texas grown, natural and fresh.
The inspiration for flavors combines the seasonal ingredients with Texas flavors. Great examples of this are the “Cilantro Lime” and “Mexican Marigold with Blueberry Swirl.”
With flavors from “Strawberry Basil,” to “Roasted Beets and Fresh Mint,” there are endless possibilities. Even the ice cream parlor staples have been kicked up like “Fresh Mint and Chocolate Chunk” or “Too Hot Chocolate.” Lick also has a few dairy-free ice cream flavors that definitely don’t skimp on the creativity. After sampling each flavor in the case, I could definitely taste the passion that went into each batch.
Lick puts that same love into giving back to the Austin community. Besides donating to local schools, it has worked with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.
Ice cream is always a great way to cool down from the Austin heat. One of the best things about living in Austin is the unpredictable weather, which makes Lick a great stop year-round.
Lick Ice Creams
2032 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78704
Monday- Thursday: 12:30 to 10 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 12:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 to 10 p.m.