Being from Ohio, one thing I am used to is quality ice cream. In Cincinnati there is Graeter’s, Aglamesis’, UDF, Dojo Gelato and many creamy whip’s. Just up north in Columbus is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. So when I visit a new city I often try to find that city’s best ice cream. Now that I live in a new city, and a hot one at that, I had to find Austin’s best ice cream. Based on the consensus from google searches, it seems Amy’s Ice Creams is regarded as the best in town. Lucky for me, there is an Amy’s just one street over from my apartment.
It has the look and feel of a traditional ice cream parlor combined with Austin flare. They have some of your typical ice cream flavors (e.g. chocolate and vanilla), but have a lot of unique flavors (e.g. Shiner and Kahlua) as well. You can also mix in various candy topping “crush-in’s”. For my Ohio friends, I would say Amy’s is more similar to Jeni’s than the Cincinnati parlors, or maybe an ice cream parlor version of Dojo Gelato.
As usual, I went more traditional and orded large scoops of Dark Chocolate and Mexican Vanilla on a waffle cone. Meanwhile, Alison went with a couple of scoops of Key Lime Pie in a cup. We both really enjoyed our choices. Yeah, chocolate and vanilla aren’t the most exciting flavors, but they were definitely high quality. Without thinking too hard about it, I’d definitely place Amy’s among the best ice cream’s I’ve had, maybe just below Jeni’s and Graeter’s.