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Prohibition Creamery: Boozy Ice Cream at Its Best

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Some things in life are just meant to go together, like chocolate and nuts, milk and cookies, bread and butter, and peanut butter and jelly. The list could go on but you get the point. Add to that long list ice cream and liquor and you are onto a great idea. Prohibition Creamery thought so, too. They created a business around it, in fact.

Photo: Melissa Trevathan-Minnis

Their store is done in a style that’s best described as modern decor meets classic ice cream shop meets mahogany bar. It’s a small but inspired look that invites patrons to pull up a bar stool or sit back and relax at one of the tiny tables or black velvet couches. Its the type of place you can imagine heading to after dinner on a Saturday night or visiting on a Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Melissa Trevathan-Minnis

Patrons of all ages and preferences can delight in virgin (classic) or boozy scoops of ice cream in a variety of flavors. A shot of liquor can also be added to the $5 or $6 scoops for another $5. Served in an old-timey glass dish with a spoon, the Vanilla Mezcal with a shot of Baileys felt like a nice indulgence. The creamery makes their own concoctions in-house which is an added perk.

Photo: Melissa Trevathan-Minnis

Situated in East Austin, you can’t go wrong with this gem making it’s way up the culinary food chain. Visit Prohibition Creamery on its own or make it a post-dinner treat. Takoba sits just steps down the street if you are interested in Mexican food. Of course, this is just one option among many in a city that aims to please any pallet.