Amy's Ice Cream

★★★★☆
  • 2109 Northland Dr

    Austin, TX 78756

    Cross street: Burnet Road

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  • 512-458-6895

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An ever-changing menu of traditional and offbeat ice cream flavors keep people coming back to this Austin institution again and again.

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An ever-changing menu of traditional and offbeat ice cream flavors keep people coming back to this Austin institution again and again.

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If you are under 40, have lots of time to kill (as in NO JOB), are '420 friendly', like to flirt with the ONE server on duty, and don't mind holding up a line of 10 + other customers--this is the place for you! The server(s) are in no hurry here. Highly recommended if you want to kill 30-45 minutes waiting in line listening to flirting, 420 talk, stories about 'my mom' and watching the clerk stare out the window. Buy why should Amy and Steve change this? They are making a fortune by double-pricing the ice cream! The ice cream, of course, is great, but then it SHOULD BE at these prices!

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If you are under 40, have lots of time to kill (as in NO JOB), are '420 friendly', like to flirt with the ONE server on duty, and don't mind holding up a line of 10 + other customers--this is the place for you! The server(s) are in no hurry here. Highly recommended if you want to kill 30-45 minutes waiting in line listening to flirting, 420 talk, stories about 'my mom' and watching the clerk stare out the window. Buy why should Amy and Steve change this? They are making a fortune by double-pricing the ice cream! The ice cream, of course, is great, but then it SHOULD BE at these prices!

Pros: Good Ice Cream

Cons: Very overpriced and 'no urgency' service

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For the family that did not like the mexican vanilla ice cream at Amy's...I say ....Yipppieeeeee!
That means there are less people in line ahead of me when I go get my favorite ice cream treat!
Mexican vanilla ice cream is very very flavorful. If you can't taste the mexican vanilla flavor...and no one in your family can taste this very flavorful ice cream...then your family may have a genetic problem pertaining to the ability to taste foods accurately. I am not being mean or cruel... but folks...this ice cream has a very very distinctive and strong flavor. That is commonly know fact . That is why it is such a favorite.
If your family cant pick up on this flavor.... or the strength of it's flavor...there might be something "genetically haywire"that you should have checked out.
No telling how many wonderful flavors you are missing out on in life.
Mexican vanilla ice cream at Amy's.....Rocks!

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★★★★★

For the family that did not like the mexican vanilla ice cream at Amy's...I say ....Yipppieeeeee!
That means there are less people in line ahead of me when I go get my favorite ice cream treat!
Mexican vanilla ice cream is very very flavorful. If you can't taste the mexican vanilla flavor...and no one in your family can taste this very flavorful ice cream...then your family may have a genetic problem pertaining to the ability to taste foods accurately. I am not being mean or cruel... but folks...this ice cream has a very very distinctive and strong flavor. That is commonly know fact . That is why it is such a favorite.
If your family cant pick up on this flavor.... or the strength of it's flavor...there might be something "genetically haywire"that you should have checked out.
No telling how many wonderful flavors you are missing out on in life.
Mexican vanilla ice cream at Amy's.....Rocks!

Pros: Amy's Mexican vanilla Ice cream is the best!

Cons: none

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YUM!!!! the Elvis is my favorite!! With PB and Bananas!!
This place is always an Austin treasure... the people are quirky and fun! Great place for the kids!

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★★★★☆

YUM!!!! the Elvis is my favorite!! With PB and Bananas!!
This place is always an Austin treasure... the people are quirky and fun! Great place for the kids!

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Amy's Ice Cream is a Austin tradition. Great thick ice cream, great flavors and reasonably priced. The location downtown is the original, but if you can't make it downtown this one is just as good. Nice atmosphere.

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Amy's Ice Cream is a Austin tradition. Great thick ice cream, great flavors and reasonably priced. The location downtown is the original, but if you can't make it downtown this one is just as good. Nice atmosphere.

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I was in Austin for business last month and read about Amy's Ice Cream in several guide books. I made a special trip to the 6th street location, almost making myself late for my plane home, but it was worth it! Mexican Vanilla with prailine sauce - oh my god. And then, lo and behold, there was a branch at the airport!

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★★★★★

I was in Austin for business last month and read about Amy's Ice Cream in several guide books. I made a special trip to the 6th street location, almost making myself late for my plane home, but it was worth it! Mexican Vanilla with prailine sauce - oh my god. And then, lo and behold, there was a branch at the airport!

Pros: creative, bright, fun

Cons: line moves slowly, if there's a crowd

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Amy's has by FAR the best ice-cream I have EVER had, and I've had all kinds of ice-cream. The "Elvis" (Mexican vanilla with banana and a reese's peanut butter cup) is great. Also be sure to try any Pumpkin flavors during the holiday season! In response to another reviewer who claimed the ice-cream did not melt: good quality ice-cream doesn't melt quickly at all. Only ice-cream made without very much fat (generally considered lower quality ice-cream) will melt quickly. If you don't like rich ice-cream then Amy's probably isn't the place for you, but otherwise it's great.

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★★★★★

Amy's has by FAR the best ice-cream I have EVER had, and I've had all kinds of ice-cream. The "Elvis" (Mexican vanilla with banana and a reese's peanut butter cup) is great. Also be sure to try any Pumpkin flavors during the holiday season! In response to another reviewer who claimed the ice-cream did not melt: good quality ice-cream doesn't melt quickly at all. Only ice-cream made without very much fat (generally considered lower quality ice-cream) will melt quickly. If you don't like rich ice-cream then Amy's probably isn't the place for you, but otherwise it's great.

Pros: wonderful ice-cream, rotating flavors, many "crush-ins"

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My family and I just returned from Amy's Ice Cream, and we were disappointed. This is my second trip to Amy's and now I know for sure I don't care for their ice cream.

The Mexican Vanilla was not very vanilla-y and it did not melt.--Real ice cream melts. It reminded me of soupy butter with sugar in it. It falls far afield from homemade. I honestly would have preferred Benny & Jerry's, Blue Bell, Breyer's or even HEB.

This was not just my opinion, but also the opinion of my husband and 20 year old daughter.

Further, Amy's waffle cone was hard as a rock, and the loud music precluded conversation, although the actual service was good. We won't be back.

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★★☆☆☆

My family and I just returned from Amy's Ice Cream, and we were disappointed. This is my second trip to Amy's and now I know for sure I don't care for their ice cream.

The Mexican Vanilla was not very vanilla-y and it did not melt.--Real ice cream melts. It reminded me of soupy butter with sugar in it. It falls far afield from homemade. I honestly would have preferred Benny & Jerry's, Blue Bell, Breyer's or even HEB.

This was not just my opinion, but also the opinion of my husband and 20 year old daughter.

Further, Amy's waffle cone was hard as a rock, and the loud music precluded conversation, although the actual service was good. We won't be back.

Pros: Quick Service, Friendly Waitstaff, Clean

Cons: Poor quality, Poor Ambience, Expensive!

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In Short
Amy's Ice Cream has been a tradition since Amy Miller opened the first shop in 1984. With such unique flavors as Mexican vanilla, sweet cream and, for the truly Texan, Shiner Bock, there's an ice cream concoction hereā€¦

 

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