Zan’s cousin (who has a wonderful blog, by the way) recommended that Kiyo and I visit Lick, a unique ice cream shop, during our visit to Austin, Texas last year. I’m so glad we followed her advice, as this was some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had. The small shop was completely out-of-the-way for us, but we enjoyed the long walk and the bus ride back was all worth it.
After sampling a few of their creative, unique flavors, I settled on two scoops:
- Scoop #1: Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey (fresh local thyme and Austin Honey Company honey pair perfectly with Austin’s own creamy Pure Luck goat cheese)
- Scoop #2: Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint (clean, crisp, garden mint flawlessly complements the slightly sweet, earthy flavor of roasted beets)
On its website, Lick states: “To us, honest ice creams simply means we use only pure, whole ingredients. All of the milk and cream used to make our ice creams comes from a local dairy and as for everything else, we know where every ingredient originates… What doesn’t go into our ice creams is just as important as what does. We never use artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives…ever! Ice cream shouldn’t just taste good — we believe it should also be good. Unique ice cream flavors that come from only the finest ingredients (and nothing else) is what we’re all about.”