Lick Honest Ice Creams
Austin, TX
Farm to Spoon Ice Cream from Texas

Best Ice Cream Shops in America


Thillist, 2018

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Having grown up in rural communitiespartners Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier shared a passion for homemade ice cream. After years of living all over the country and experimenting with making ice cream at home they were drawn to Austin, where locals were eager for their wholesome, high quality and creative scoops made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. For the last five years they’ve made everything from scratch, down to the cones, sauces, syrups, cakes and marshmallows. The milk and cream are sourced from a family farm. They churn every batch, roll each waffle, and pack each pint by hand in their kitchen to serve up the most honest ice creams you’ve ever tasted.

About The Food

Lick Honest Ice Creams starts on the farm, with milk from a herd consisting of handpicked Jersey, Brown Swiss and Holstein cows that are never given hormones or antibiotics and are primarily grass-fed. . The flavors celebrate the culture and bounty of Texas and the hip sensibility of Austin. We are committed to sourcing local, sustainable ingredients as much as possible and, as result, our flavors rotate with the season. We never use artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives – ever! All of the components, from the sauces to cakes to syrups and marshmallows, are made from scratch, in our Austin, Texas kitchen. We churn every batch of ice cream, roll every waffle cone, and pack every pint by hand!

Meet The Owner

Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier both grew up in small rural communities, enjoying homemade ice cream: Anthony a fifth generation Texan from Hallettsville in South Central Texas and Chad from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Sobotik had a background as a caterer and event planner, where he deepened his love of working with food. Palmatier studied interior design and had a background as a store designer but spent many years growing up in the Amish countryside among farms, dairies and creameries.


Best Ice Cream Shops in America


Thillist, 2018

Open since 2011, Lick takes the “honest” part of its name very seriously and maintains a firm commitment to working with local farmers to produce scoop after scoop of pure dairy bliss.


Southern Living

While the shop doesn’t offer toppings or mix-ins, the waffle cones are house-made and the batches never contain high fructose corn syrup or preservatives — something you can feel good about, even while devouring a guilty pleasure.


Sherman's Travel

Shipping Days
Low Flat-Rate Shipping for Lick Honest Ice Creams

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Lick Honest Ice Creams via UPS Ground service within two days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 29.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, some packages from Lick Ice Cream require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Next Day Air service is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Mondays and Wednesdays, except holidays. Orders placed by 6PM (ET) on Monday can be shipped as early as Wednesday. Orders shipped by 6PM (ET) on Thursday can be shipped the following Monday. The max allowable transit time for all products is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Lick Honest Ice Creams:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for 2-Day Air, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total of $49.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details, we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All ice cream from Lick Honest Ice Creams is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient dry ice to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Remove dry ice from container per instructions above. Place pints immediately in freezer. We suggest allowing ice cream to acclimate in freezer for at least 4 hours.

PERFECTING THE SCOOP: Rather than eating directly from the pint, we suggest scooping into a bowl or cone, reducing the amount of time the pint is left to thaw. If you do choose to eat from the pint (we know you want to!), make it quick! Refreezing melted ice cream results in a less than perfect texture..