Awesome Airport Ice Cream Is Available At Amy's In Austin
Sometimes we need a little more than a Frappuccino to satisfy our sweet tooth while waiting for a flight. With SXSW coming up in only a few weeks, we’ve got to nominate Amy’s Ice Cream as one of the best airport treats in the country. There’s plenty of locations in Austin as well, so you don’t have to wait until your flight out of Texas to make a stop for a little bit of ice cream.
Amy’s makes all their own ice cream, and with a butterfat content starting at 14 percent all flavors are creamy, delicious, and nutritious. The place always has seven standard options that are always available, and you’re welcome to add anything you’d like into flavors like sweet cream, white chocolate, Belgian chocolate, and Mexican vanilla. They mix the toppings right in front of you, and if you’ve got a skilled scooper, they might just do a trick or two while getting things ready. Think Tom Cruise in Cocktail, but with ice cream.
We had chocolate macadamia nut when we visited, and we kind of wished for a flight delay so we could get a refill. We were pretty tempted by some of their booze-filled flavors like a real version of rum raisin and their take on the fuzzy navel. That’s something a little bit better to relax with than an overpriced beer at the airport sports bar.
Make sure to follow them on Twitter to see what special flavors are offered and when, and then make them your first stop after going through security. The scoop shop is located in the West Food Court across from Gate 12 at Austin/Bergstrom International Airport.
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[Photo: Robert Banh]