Earlier last month I had the opportunity to work with my go-to place for cold treats – Sweet Ritual. Sweet Ritual offers dairy free ice cream with options for a wide variety of dietary needs. They originally began with two flavors of soft serve (vanilla, and a rotating seasonal flavor) and later expanded to 16 flavors. They are currently located at 4631 Airport Blvd, Suite 125, Austin, Texas, 78751.
With July being National Ice Cream Month, and about 90% of the United States population being a fan, I figured what better time to talk about ice cream than right now? To add a bit of context, last month was the 1 year anniversary of Sweet Ritual’s brick and mortar operation, which was my reason for coming in to shoot with them.
Humbled to be invited in, I met owners Valerie Ward and Amelia Raley. I was able to see first-hand how the ice cream was made, packaged and distributed, became more familiar with ingredients and toppings alike, as well as decorated a triple scoop ice cream display with owner: Amelia Raley.
Amelia put together three scoops of ice cream, topped with edible glitter, caramelized bananas, chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce and chopped peanuts (I mean!!!). I helped choose the flavors and toppings, put together a decorated layout for the ice cream display we had created and of course, took photos. Together we combined The Unicorn Poop, Mint Chip and Peanut Butter Cup to look tastier than ever.
Being lactose intolerant, Sweet Ritual has pretty much been a godsend for my stomach… and wallet alike. Sweet Ritual offers rotating flavors depending on the season, just another reason to be coming back for more (wink)! How are you celebrating National Ice Cream Month?
4631 Airport Blvd. Suite 125
Austin, Texas 78751