Amy’s Ice Cream in Austin, Texas – a favorite ice cream shop that is a favorite for locals and tourists alike.
Heading to Austin in June, I knew I would be dealing with hot temperatures. Not only the heat, but the humidity as well. (Which this Utah girl is not used to!!) So needless to say, I had quite a few ice cream shops on my list of places that I wanted to visit.
One of those shops was Amy’s Ice Creams. And lucky me – there was a location right across from the Hotel San Jose where I was staying. After lunch the first day in Austin, a group of us headed over for ice cream.
Serving up ice cream in Austin since 1984, Amy’s Ice Cream is now an independently owned chain with 15 locations throughout Austin, Houston and San Antonio.
With fast service and friendly workers, Amy’s has an array of flavors ranging from the tame (sweet cream) to a little outrageous (chocolate wasabi). They sell everything from sundaes to shakes to floats, with a variety of add ins and toppings.
I don’t remember what everyone else got, (but I do think we all stuck with the best selling Mexican Vanilla!) I got the Mexican Vanilla topped with the pecan praline, and it was smooth and creamy and just the right amount of sweet. It was perfect for a hot afternoon, and was the perfect treat after a delicious lunch.
Amy’s is a must-stop in Austin – especially if you are there in the middle of the hot summer!
Amy’s Ice Creams
1301 South Congress Ave (plus many more locations)