The new Prohibition Creamery combines booze with dessert

Photo by Nicolai McCrary. Prohibition Creamery, opening Tuesday, offers boozy frozen desserts in a welcoming East Austin bungalow.

Photo by Nicolai McCrary. Prohibition Creamery, opening Tuesday, offers boozy frozen desserts in a welcoming East Austin bungalow.

Opening in East Austin tomorrow, Prohibition Creamery is combining two of our favorite things by creating boozy ice creams, sorbets, shakes and floats.

Visitors to the ice cream shop, located in a 1920s-era bungalow at 1407 E. Seventh St., can also have the all-natural ice cream without alcohol. And for an extra kick, they can order a cocktail — like a Vanilla Bean Daiquiri or Tamarind Whiskey Sour — to go with their dessert.

Prohibition Creamery, according to a press release, was founded by Laura Aidan to bring together two of our “favorite indulgences — alcohol and ice cream — (producing) handcrafted ice creams with attitude.” Aidan makes the ice cream using old-fashioned methods that are more labor-intensive but allow “control of the source and quality of each ingredient, enabling Laura to get really creative with flavors.”

The flavors of these frozen treats include Whiskey Chocolate and Pineapple Tequila Sorbet, as well as Salted Caramel, PB&J and Ginger Caramel Brown Sugar. Even the toppings would make the old Prohibition supporters shudder, with Bourbon Whipped Cream and alcoholic pour-overs like espresso liqueur available.

In addition to the cocktails, Prohibition Creamery offers wine and beer from local spots like Austin Beerworks and Adelbert’s.

The 1,400 sq. ft. spot, despite offering all that booze, might take you back to that era of no alcohol with a look and atmosphere designed by Forge Craft Architecture + Design. “Prohibition Creamery features original 1920s hardwood floors, hand-milled dark walnut wood bar fronts, custom brass countertops and brass accents throughout,” according to the press release.

And there’s lots of room for relaxing with a dessert in hand, with large front and back patios, bar seating and a separate seating area that can be rented out for private events.

Prohibition Creamery is opened from 12 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thursdays through Saturdays starting tomorrow. There’s also happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For more information, visit prohibitioncreamery.com.

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