Amy’s Ice Cream– check website for hours and various locations
Summertime in Austin=Amy’s Ice Cream
Other than Amy’s Ice Cream, I can’t think of another ice cream joint that has an annual Olympics. Flipping ice cream and smashing M&M’s into a scoop of ice cream is just one of the things that makes Amy’s so unique. It also has unique ice cream flavors and just plain good ice cream.
Back when my younger sister was at UT, she lived on 38th 1/2 Street in a small studio apartment. Two great things about that apartment were that in the winter all the houses went all out for Christmas lights even stringing them over the street. Cars waited in long lines to drive up 38th 1/2. The other thing was Amy’s Ice Cream was about a four minute walk from there. We spent quite a few summer afternoons there, cooling off with a scoop of ice cream, trying out unique flavors like lavender and Khalooa or the well-known Mexican Vanilla. I’ve managed frequent Amy’s twice this summer to try some of the season’s flavors. The first time I had lime cheesecake ice cream (wonderful) and the second time I ordered the Marie Antoinette with Mexican Vanilla ice cream and cake, both chocolate and vanilla cake, smashed in there (totally decadent and delicious).