Monday, June 19, 2017

Austin, TX Edition: Lick

Lick ice creamThis is my last ice cream place in Austin, swear. BUT, you guys, locally made ice cream. Dreams do come true.

Lick ice creamSo, Lick is an ice cream shop with really unique flavors that is dedicated to "honest" ice creams.

Lick ice cream
To us, honest ice creams simply means we use only pure, wholesome ingredients in our artisanal ice creams. 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. 
As small local business owners, we have the pleasure of witnessing our milk and cream as it journeys from the cow to your scoop. All of the milk and cream used to make our ice creams comes from a local, family-owned dairy in Central Texas; and everything from the sauces, syrups, cakes and marshmallows is made by hand in our kitchen. We churn every batch, roll each waffle cone made from our homemade recipe in our shops, and pack each pint by hand in our kitchen to serve up the most honest ice creams we can. We are also committed to sustainability by using only compostable cups, spoons and napkins. 
Our Cilantro Lime, Dewberry Corn Cobbler and Sweet Persimmon and Sage ice creams are just some of the flavors inspired by and created with seasonal offerings from Texas. This provides us with variety throughout the year and guarantees a farm-to-table product that is always fresh and delicious! We work directly with local farmers and food artisans to source our fine ingredients to make the most honest ice creams we can.
Lick ice cream
There were a ton of really cool flavors - both everyday and seasonal.

Lick ice cream
All of our ice creams are made with 100% milk and cream from Mill-King Market & Creamery, located in McGregor, Texas, just outside of Waco. The Miller family has owned and operated this dairy for three generations. They are some of the hardest working people you will ever meet, and they truly care about the milk and cream their select herd of 100 cows produces. 
The herd consists of handpicked Jersey, Brown Swiss and Holstein cows that are never given hormones or antibiotics and are primarily grass-fed. When necessary, they supplement with grain that is non-GMO, corn and soy free. The delicious milk and cream produced is always non-homogenized and low temperature pasteurized.  This essentially means any harmful bacteria is eliminated while all of the beneficial enzymes stay in tact. All of these components make for very healthy and very delicious milk and cream. This is the stuff our grandparents drank and it’s the reason we can make ice creams as honest as the ones they enjoyed.
Lick ice cream
First step is picking the vessel - I went with a medium, compostable bowl. Then, the flavors: Caramel Salt Lick (salty & sweet make it official. Homemade caramel pairs perfectly with a hint of sea salt), Goat Cheese, Honey and Thyme (Fresh, local thyme and Good Flow honey pair perfectly with Austin's own creamy Pure Luck goat cheese) and a seasonal one that I cant remember. Whoops.

Lick ice creamSo, I remember the caramel one being a very deeply flavored caramel - like almost burnt sugar but just at the peak. The goat cheese did, indeed, taste a bit like goat cheese. A bit odd pairing of those two. But, I was definitely impressed by the unique flavors.

Lick ice cream



It's pretty cool to see an ice cream shop stepping outside the traditional boundaries and do some flavors that you don't see everywhere. Really neat.

Lick ice cream

Grade: A
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