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Artisan ice cream shop finally sweetens Hemisfair with second San Antonio location

Artisan ice cream shop sweetens Hemisfair with new San Antonio locale

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Lick Honest Ice Creams is scooping its second San Antonio location. Lick Honest Ice Creams/Instagram

Something sweet is happening at Hemisfair. On June 1, Lick Honest Ice Creams, an artisanal ice cream shop, will finally open its second San Antonio location, about six months after it was originally scheduled to debut.

Lick is famous for its use of locally and sustainably sourced ingredients to craft unique, seasonally rotating flavors inspired by Texas ingredients. For its opening menu, Lick will offer seasonal spring flavors tres leches, yellow rose and elderberry, and strawberry cream pie, along with menu staples goat cheese and thyme and honey.

Each flavor is crafted using 100 percent grass-fed milk from Mill-King Market & Creamery, a dairy located in McGregor, Texas, near Waco. Lick also offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options.

Lick will take over the Smith House, an iconic 720-square-foot structure no doubt familiar to Hemisfair visitors. In honor of the historic cottage, built in 1840s, the design "will emulate Lick Honest Ice Creams’ menu of fresh ice cream flavors and eco-friendly ethos while celebrating the architecture of the unique structure that’s been a part of San Antonio for over 160 years," notes a release. 

“When we began searching for a second location in San Antonio two years ago we knew we wanted to be part of the energy and history of Hemisfair,” said Lick co-founder Anthony Sobotik in a release. “When I saw this house, I instantly knew we found Lick’s second home in San Antonio.”

Sobotik and co-owner Chad Palmatier founded the Austin-based Lick in 2011 before opening its first Alamo City location in the Pearl in 2014. The Hemisfair locale marks the company's fifth shop in Texas.

To begin, Lick's newest location will be open daily from noon to 9 pm. Customers may visit the shop to order by the scoop or pint or order online for curbside pickup. San Antonio residents can also enjoy free delivery once a week, depending on ZIP code. Go here for more information and to see if your neighborhood is eligible.