Second Helpings: You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream, Part II
You scream, I scream, "Second Helpings" screams for ice cream!
Dippin' DotsBarton Creek Square Mall, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S.
Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr.
Both locations open Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm;
If this is the "Ice Cream of the Future," I won't be eating much ice cream in the future. Dippin' Dots flash-freezes their ice cream in a supercold manner that allows it to maintain the consistency of little dots not unlike those in a capsule of Contac. The result is certainly novel, but not enough to justify such high prices for such small portions.
TCBYFour locations in Austin, various hours
From one store in Little Rock to more than 3,000 locations today, TCBY ("The Country's Best Yogurt") is the largest frozen-yogurt chain in the world. TCBY offers soft-serve frozen yogurt, hand-dipped frozen yogurt, hand-dipped ice cream, and sorbet. Many of the frozen-yogurt flavors are fat-free, and a handful are sugar-free. TCBY will top your confection with everything from hot fudge to Gummi Bears. They also serve sundaes, splits, shakes, and smoothies.
Swensen's Ice CreamHighland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd., 451-1601
Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm
Barton Creek Square Mall, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 327-0939
Monday-Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday, noon-6pm
2525 W. Anderson, 453-7054
Established in 1948 in San Francisco, Swensen's does its best to re-create an old-timey soda-fountain atmosphere in ubiquitous mall settings. Their 30-plus flavors offer plenty of variety, and a gooey hot-fudge sundae makes a much more inexpensive indulgence than most mall goods. Swensen's also has low-fat ice cream, sugar-free ice cream, and even cholesterol-free frozen yogurt for the calorie-counting set.
Smoothies ParadiseBarton Creek Square Mall, 306-0590
This little mall outlet serves up frothy smoothies in your choice of variations, and they also scoop several flavors of Texas' favorite Blue Bell ice cream in cups to cool you off during shopping sprees.
Kevin's Cookies & Deli816 Congress, 472-2388
1501 MoPac S. #140, 327-6888
Both locations open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
Kevin's is a bustling deli serving up breakfast pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. They're also known for a signature line of gourmet cookies and scoops of Blue Bell ice cream's greatest hits such as Cookies 'n Cream, Pecan Pralines 'n Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Dutch Chocolate. Try one of the fruity smoothies with fresh fruit for a little less sugar.
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