Yeah! Ice Cream!
Tuesday
Jul212015

It's Here: Trick Olympics - August 11, 2015


Amy’s Ice Cream’s Trick Olympics is back again for its 11th year of high flying, in your face, crowd pleasing ice cream action! Coming to you from the beautiful Grove in Southpark Meadows where last year hundreds of people came out to enjoy the spectacle known as Trick Olympics.

This event brings tricksters or ice cream acrobats from each of our 15 stores who compete against each other to claim the first place prize. Be sure to arrive early to get the best seats in the house because this year is fixin to be bigger and better!

 

Here’s what you can expect to see at Trick Olympics!

1) All of your favorite tricksters from across Texas under one blue sky ready to go head to head for the gold. 

2) There will be three events for scoops to compete in. Here is a breakdown on each event:

Solo Trick:
Competitors spend hours perfecting a string of tricks to pump up the audience. Judges are not only looking for form and difficulty of the trick but looking at how, YOU the audience is reacting to those jaw dropping acrobatics. Tricksters get three chances to successfully complete their trick,  the amphitheater fills with anticipation, hearts guaranteed to stop for just a moment, BOOM! Landed it and the crowd goes wild!

Group Trick:
A team working together to bring a well thought out performance to the Olympics. These crafty competitors are expected to choreograph a moment and judges are looking at their chemistry not only each other but the audience as well. Expect to see skits performed, in previous years some of our most notable have been The Monty Python, Pee Wee Herman and even The Time Warp.

Trick Decathlon:
Decathlon is where the stakes are raised, the egos are high and the tricksters 
decide their fate. Our acrobats are given 10 tricks to complete in a race against each other. Combination of skill and speed sends ice cream flying through the air, first trickster to win their heat gets pushed into the lightning round, an old fashioned game of Horse!


Each event will send chills up your spine and smiles from ear to ear. The judges are paying close attention to crowd hype so be sure to cheer on your favorite trickster!

3) Ice Cream and treats will be available for your enjoyment! The wonderful crew at The Southpark Meadows location will be slinging cream, providing you with theatrics behind the counter.  The Amy’s Ice Creams Catering team will be outside to provide you with ice cream, cold beverages and bottles of water and we will have our bakery Baked by Amy’s join us! they will be selling their famous shortbread cookies that everyone should try out.

 4) Trick Olympics is brought to you by the hard work and dedication of many of our artistic employees who are caring, devoted and passionate about helping the community. Each year we put on Trick Olympics to help support CASA of Travis County, a non profit organization that supports and promotes court appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. Amy’s will donate 20% of the days sales to this fantastic cause. Those who donate at a CASA booth will be entered into a raffle to win $500 dollars worth of swag to your favorite Austin businesses.

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen! Four things to expect on August 11th. Be sure to bring your fold out chairs, picnic blankets and umbrellas. Everyone who loves ice cream and loves to have fun is welcome! We look forward to sharing this momentous event with all of you. 

Friday
Jul172015

Ice Cream Flavor of the Year for 2015

Today, we are so happy to announce Key Lime Pie ice cream, a refreshing, zesty summer treat, as the Ice Cream Flavor of the Year for 2015.

Ice cream is a national treasure. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day.  Celebrating National Ice Cream Day, Sunday, July 19th,  is an essential part of Amy’s Ice Creams summer tradition! There is no better way to celebrate than challenging our ice cream makers to define 2015 in one flavor.

The key to a great Key Lime Pie ice cream is finding and juicing ripe key limes. The strong, robust lime aroma is an indication that we’ve hit the jackpot. Once mixed with our 14% butterfat ice cream we blend in cinnamon coated graham crackers. Key Lime Pie ice cream starts of with a tart punch, followed by the smooth creamy texture of ice cream and the fun crunch of graham crackers.

Key Lime Pie ice cream will be available at all Amy’s Ice Creams locations all day on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. It will only be available this Sunday, so grab your beachcomber hat and head down to Amy’s. Ice cream is what we are all about, so we want to make this day extra festive for you!

 

 

Thursday
Jul162015

Give Blood! Get Ice Cream!


Did you know 1 blood donation can save up to 3 lives? How incredible is that?

In remembrance of our friend Phil Clay, respected leader of the ice cream production team, Amy’s will be hosting our 13th Annual Phil Clay Blood Drive in the parking lot of our Burnet Road location on Wednesday, July 29th from 12pm-5pm.

For you newcomers, Phil was a part of the Amy’s family for nearly 20 years starting all the way back in 1985. He had an incomparable dedication to making people’s day, whether he was making ice cream or doing someone a favor. In speaking of Phil, Amy has always said if you broke down 3 hours away he would come give you a ride and thank you for the privilege.

He thought so highly of the people around him and cared so deeply about Amy's that he established Amy’s very own blood drive for his friends and coworkers. He wanted each and every person involved in the company to have access to clean blood in the case of any emergency.

Unfortunately, Phil passed away due to a tragic motorcycle accident in 2003. We lost a cherished friend that year and Amy's has held a Blood Drive in honor of Phil Clay on his birthday every year since. Please join us as we honor him and support the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas. We are hoping to get 40 donations making this our largest blood drive to date! In case you needed another reason, everyone who attempts to donate will receive free ice cream!

The details:

If you would like to skip the line, please make an appointment using this link: https://ww2.inyourhandsonline.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/44941

We hope to see you there!

Friday
Jul102015

Minty and chocolatey and fudgy, oh my!

 

Feel refreshed and chilled with our seasonal Zilker Mint Chip ice cream cake. It will definitely be the hit of the party! 


Our popular Zilker Mint Chip ice cream is sandwiched in between two layers of rich chocolate cake with fudge, blanketed with a fresh mint icing that is drizzled with more homemade fudge. It is then topped with soft melt in your mouth chocolate chunks for that added bite.

 

Friday
Jun122015

JURASSIC WORLD ALL WEEKEND

Amy's Ice Creams in the Grove at Southpark Meadows is celebrating the release of Jurassic World all weekend! Here's what you can expect to see! Hopefully not a T-Rex ! 

 

  1. Come to the Grove location with a Jurassic World movie stub you get a free crushn' good for any size ice cream! If you come wearing your Jurassic Park gear you get 10% off a single item purchased! 
  2. On friday night at 9pm we will play Jurassic Park The Movie!!!! This movie is for anyone to enjoy! but parents, please remember that Jurassic Park is a tad scary and some scenes may not be suitable for your young ones. 
  3. All weekend we will have a raffle that everyone can participate in for a chance to win a movie poster of Jurassic World, some Amy's swag and a free pint of your favorite DINO COMBO! 
  4. On sunday at 2pm our very own Allison and Autumn will be outside for Story Time, they have carefully picked three books to read to the children this sunday as well as coloring sheets so each kid can color their favorite dinosaur! 

 

 Come one come all to Jurassic Weekend over at The Grove in Southpark Meadows! June 12th - June 13th! I guarantee its going to be out of this world!

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