Amy's, Austin

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    Amy's: Ice cream you scream

    by hope6481 Written Mar 21, 2008

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    This place is cool. The guy behind the counter makes this an out of the ordinary ice cream experiance. I have loved every flavor I have tried there. The list changes depending on what they feel like at the moment. The server flips scoops of ice cream into bowls. Tosses and catches toppings. I really enjoyed it. I get the kids cup and put two different flavors in it. It is plenty for me. The ice cream is so rich that a little goes a long way.

    Favorite Dish: Italian wedding cake, dark chocolate, and coffee flavor are some of my favorites.

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    Amy's Ice Cream: Try the root beer float !

    by theodora_s Updated May 10, 2007

    Try the local favorite for ice cream, you will not be disappointed. If you think Blue Bell ice cream is OK, try Amy's. You will not want to go back to Blue Bell. The ice cream is smooth, not overly sweet, with many variety of toppings to choose from. Don't be surprised to see the long line during summer. Yes, it is that good !
    With 10 locations to go to throughout Austin (see website), whenever you are at that moment, it will be Amy's nearby. Now it's available in San Antonio and Houston, TX as well.

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate ice cream with fresh strawberry topping and coke float (coke/pepsi and chocolate ice cream). Any float will have free refill if you eat in the location, and 2 scoops of ice cream to satisfy your craving.

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    Amy's: Oh my, this stuff is good!

    by Vulindlela Written Jan 19, 2007

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    We have been in love with Amy's ever since our first taste back in 1997. We have even flown into Austin, got some Amy's and flew back home in a matter of hours.
    There are 7 standard flavors and many seasonal flavors.
    They scoop up your ice cream with paddles and "crush in" a variety of items into it, like nuts, fruits, etc. There are copy cat places, but nobody beats Amy's! I wish we had one in our city.
    If you visit Austin, you must go to Amy's!

    Favorite Dish: My favorite is mexican vanilla with Junior Mints as the crush in or coconut and chocolate sprinkles as the crush in.
    My wife likes belgian chocolate with strawberries.

    I also like the Guiness, Turkish Coffee, and Shiner Bock flavors, but they are seasonal.

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    Amy's: the best falvours, ever.

    by boofany Written May 6, 2006

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    amy's has the best flavours of ice cream you'll find in austin. (or a couple of other cities in texas.)
    the servings are extremely generous, i've never tried ordering bigger than a "small", and have learned to get a "tiny". (tiny, one scoop, small, two scoops).
    there are photo booths in most amy's, which are almost always occupied, and the employees have never given me a hassle when i've asked for quarters.
    amy's on south congress (near riverside) is a great rest between looking in the local shops.

    Favorite Dish: there are different flavours all the time. if you're lucky you may be able to try the gingerbread, smore, or mango.

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    Amy's Ice Cream: Austin's pride comes in a cone!

    by Jefie Written May 3, 2006

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    Amy's Ice Cream is probably the most popular and certainly the best known ice cream joint in Austin. With 10 locations across the city, you'll have no problem finding an Amy's to satisfy your hunger! Flavors change every day so don't be afraid to ask for a sample, although I gotta say that Mexican vanilla seems tough to beat!

    Favorite Dish: Mexican vanilla on a sugar cone - DELICIOUS!!

    My friend Lisa, elle adore la creme glacee!

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    Amy's Ice Cream: Mooo-ve over for Ice Cream!

    by ATXtraveler Written Jan 22, 2005

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    Amy's is an Austin Icon, and one of the best scoops of ice cream you will be able to enjoy.

    Amy herself has been scooping ice cream since she started this business just outside the UT campus in 1984. She decided to open this business rather than head off to medical school, and we have all enjoyed her choice since!

    When you head into one of her 8 Austin locations, you will enjoy some very spirited counter-scoopers, who will give you a little bit of humor while dishing the ice cream out!

    Favorite Dish: White Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups.

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  • Amy's Ice Cream

    by KenMore Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Amy's Ice Cream
    This is another Austin original. It started on the 'Drag' and now there are shops all over town. It has a very Austin-like quality. You have to go here if you're ever in Austin.

    Favorite Dish: Mexican Vanilla ice cream with Strawberries crushed in! YUMMY!!!!

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