Words by Mia Davis

Tired of ordinary treats? Try these unique places that will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but may change the way you imagine your after-meal indulgences.

Photo Credit: Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice


There’s a plethora of fantastic snow cone places in Austin, but for those looking to try something a little more unconventional, check out SnoMo. Started by Univesity of Texas engineering alumni Ming Chen and John Sun, the team aims to bring traditional Taiwanese desserts to Austin. Their most popular offering, Snow Ice, gets its creaminess and flavor from fresh milk and fruit extracts. The result: finely-shaved, fluffy ribbons of snow ice.

Address: 11220 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

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Bananas dipped in chocolate—yum! Stop by Austin’s renowned dessert food truck Bananarchy. The combinations are limitless. Order bananas covered in chocolate, peanut butter, M&Ms, and more. Be sure to try their specialty items, including the “Joe Banana” or the “Milly Vanilly.” These treats are definitely something worth going bananas for.

Address: South: 603 W. Live Oak St. (At S. First, just north of Oltorf.)
Near UT campus: 2420 Guadalupe St. (in Space 24 Twenty behind Urban Outfitters)


Ice cream is a classic dessert. But have you ever tried Roasted Beets & Fresh Mint flavor or a cone with Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey? These far from ordinary scoops will have you coming back for more. Lick also offers ice cream sandwiches and rich sauces as well. Indulge in the variety of unique yet delicious flavors—all made with fresh ingredients—no artificial colors or flavors used here!

South: 1100 S Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704
North: 6555 Burnet Rd., #200, Austin, TX 78757
East: 1905 Aldrich St., #150, Austin, TX 78723

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