When Aspen’s famous J-Bar converted to a soda fountain during Prohibition, the booze still flowed – under cover of ice cream – and the Aspen Crud cocktail, basically a bourbon-infused milkshake, has been a hit ever since. This, plus years of home experimentation of my own, has proven that two of life’s delectable riches can be combined to make something even better.
Austin’s new Prohibition Creamery knows this better than anyone. Here, they serve both “classic” and alcohol-infused, all-natural ice creams, sorbets, shakes and floats, like the Tamarind Whiskey Sour Cone, Pineapple Tequila Sorbet, Milk Stout Float and Triple Bourbon Shake (bourbon ice cream with a shot of bourbon and topped with bourbon whipped cream) — add a Luxardo cherry for 75 cents extra. “Adult Hot Chocolate” drinks braced with various liquors are a cool-weather favorite.
Regular craft cocktails, wine and beer are also available. The owners revamped a 1920s bungalow space to create this inviting ice cream tavern with a collegiate vibe.
1407 E. 7th St., Austin, TX 78702