Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
Whether at the local farmers' market or neighborhood grocery store, Mrs. Melody is always on the hunt for fresh ingredients. Her method for grocery shopping, as well as baking, comes from her childhood in southwest Louisiana. Paying homage to the women who taught her to cook, Mrs. Melody follows family recipes to craft more than 10 types of made-to-order cake pops. She flavors the two-bite nuggets with Bailey's Irish Cream, lavender flowers, Mexican vanilla, rosemary, and other bold ingredients. Beyond cake pops, she prepares salty butterscotch pretzel See-Saws, sweet-potato loaves, and cupcakes. Mrs. Melody also takes requests for items not on the menu and prepares special treats for holidays and milestones such as baby's first cavity.
Bob and Deb's Fried pies corners a one-of-a-kind market in the food-truck industry with its mouthwatering selection of fried handheld pies stuffed with fruit filling, chocolate, nuts, or meat. Each flaky, chewy pie is whipped up to order by Bob and Deb themselves⎯who are real people, rather than fake mascots or four kids stuffed into two trench coats. The two experienced chefs and caterers bake up a smorgasbord of appetizing sweet and savory flavors, from tangy conch republic key lime and creamy new york cheesecake to a hearty breakfast pie of sausage and eggs. Bob and Deb drive the truck through the Austin area to serve quick, tasty lunches, deliver orders, and perform catering gigs. The also show off their treats at food festivals and live events throughout Texas.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and creates all of its cakes on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization. Craft a custom eight-inch ice-cream cake by choosing from Marble Slab's original ice cream flavors, including banana-rum, black walnut, bubblegum, mango, and amaretto (flavors may vary by location). An experienced cake-builder will place the freshly kneaded delight atop a delicious crust foundation, shaping and decorating the delectable confection into commemorative concoctions for graduation parties, Father's Day, or to celebrate the recent acquisition of new paper plates.