Lick Pure Creamery’s founder, Michael Avery, found his artisanal ice cream calling along the sun-drenched beaches of California. Doling out frozen cups of ice cream from a pushcart, he established a thriving business that he relocated to Seattle in June 2012. The gourmet ice-cream shop is now open inside the Zaw take-and-bake pizza shop on Pine Street in Capitol Hill, with plans to expand its frozen artistry throughout Seattle.
Lick's unique ice creams are made fresh daily from all-natural ingredients. Each variety is hand-crafted to create diverse flavor profiles that take sweet teeth on a culinary journey. Rejecting typical flavors such as chocolate or vanilla, Lick instead offers evocatively named concoctions such as Honey Bacon Buttermilk Cornbread, each crafted with intriguing mixtures of flavors. Avery and his staff also create special batches, including one infused with hand-smoked strawberries.