Lick is a hip ice cream shop in Zilker offering a variety of unique flavors from its bustling outpost on South Lamar (there is also a second location in San Antonio). Expect flavors like Breakfast Bacon, Cilantro Lime, and Corn Cobbler. Lick sources all of its ingredients locally, using herbs from local farmers and milk from a local, organic dairy farm in Central Austin in its seasonally-changing ice cream flavors.
Brought to Texas by two general contractors who loved the Northeastern frozen-treats chain as kids in Philly, the Austin Rita's is a two-story dessert destination carved into an old high-ceiling warehouse with bright, colorful walls and a checkered floor.
The LA-based mobile dessert peddler slings build-your-own scream-wiches out of six types of cookies (ginger, snickerdoodle, oatmeal...) stuffed with inventive flavors.
Cow Tipping Creamery's a dessert trailer tucked up north off 620, helmed by a custom motorcycle builder who's slinging his wife's gourmet recipes in a staggering array of styles and toppings.