Don’t Think I Won’t Scream… | Favorite Ice Cream Picks in the GO20


Ice cream is putting the squeeze on cupcakes. The No. 1 Dessert title now belongs to the frozen, creamy treat. And people are beginning to notice and experiment. The classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavors (while still delish) are being replaced by tastes with a twist: balsamic strawberry, peppered bacon and spicy dark chocolate.

But we don’t discriminate. Old school or new, we love ‘em all. And we’ve found the best places to indulge your taste buds that are just a hop, skip and jump away.

Likkity’s Frozen Custard

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

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Don’t be thrown off by the fact that Likkity’s serves frozen custard; it’s just as good – some say better – than traditional ice cream or soft serve. Likkity’s keeps it simple and offers vanilla and chocolate flavors to be fancified with your choice of candy, nuts, sauces and other mix-ins. Owned by Michigan transplants who were appalled by the lack of frozen custard eateries in Texas, Likkity’s is a great stop for those passing through south Austin.

Rhea’s Ice Cream

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

Photo credit: Yelp

Avocado. Goat cheese and honey. Corn. No, this isn’t a recipe for a stellar party dip. These are just a few of the flavors that ice cream-maker Rhea offers at her San Marcos shop. Tucked into a small, narrow store on North LBJ, Rhea’s Ice Cream also provides a cool – if not small – reprieve from the heat. Bright, vintage touches offer patrons eye candy as they nosh their slowly melting fare. And if you happen to catch Rhea behind the counter, be prepared for a conversation just as sweet and enjoyable as the ice cream itself.

Chill Out

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

Photo credit: Yelp

Locally owned and operated, Chill Out is a gem among yogurt and ice cream offerings in Kyle. The self-serve yogurt bar opened just over a year ago. Non-fat and low-fat yogurts line the walls, beckoning patrons to their shiny, condensation-laden levers. Our favorite, you ask? Dulce de leche. Thick, creamy and not too sweet. Top that with waffle cone bits and heath bar. Located in the Target shopping center, this spot provides a nice break from a shopping-filled Saturday. We’ve even heard of Texas State University students camping out for long study group sessions – and we whole-heartedly approve.

Don’t blame us if you find yourself in a goodness-induced coma; most likely because we’ll be in one, too!

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