New X Crem ice cream parlors and Merry Monarch Creamery open in Austin

Austin received two new ice cream stands within the final 4 months. First up, there’s X Crem ice cream parlor in East Austin at 1614 East Sixth Road, Unit 112 beginning in July. After which, in second place, there’s the Merry Monarch Creamery ice cream truck in Rosedale at 5000 Burnet Street in late September.

X Crem, run by co-directors Alexander Buckle and Olivia Adams, describes itself as a “speakeasy ice cream parlor”. Meaning decadent ice cream creations just like the Marshmallow Overload (a white chocolate marshmallow sundae), Lil Blue Panda (blue and white sugar cookie ice cream with blue cookie dough and chocolate chip cookies with cream filling), and Purple Velvet. Revival (purple velvet ice cream with items of purple velvet cake and fudge). There are additionally vegan choices and sorbets. The sweets can be found in colourful waffle cones and cups, with sauces and sweets.

After which there are X Crem’s booze shakes made with the identical ice lotions, like Salty Bourbon. Different non-ice cream choices embody loaded candy bubble waffles, which vary from a noodle to pumpkin spice.

X Crem’s area has membership vibes, a disco ball, neon indicators, and a velvet couch. He appears to have taken over what had been the second location of the South American cafe Cafe Nenai. The dessert place organizes a celebration on Friday, December 2 with its alcoholic ice lotions, DJ and silent disco, from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

By Merry Monarch, proprietor Gregory Mazes focuses on well-made Philly-style ice lotions (egg-free with at the very least 10 % milkfat) utilizing Texas dairy and enjoyable flavors. This implies gadgets just like the Oreo Miso, the place cookie-white miso ice cream is dotted with cookie items and hazelnut chocolate truffles; the Thom Kha Lime Pie, a chocolate ice cream and kaffir lime leaves with yuzu/lime curd and peanut items, whole-grain crackers and candied ginger items; and the Chocolate Banana with roasted peanuts.

Maze based Merry’s as a pickup and supply pint store in 2021 in Austin. She had often hosted pop-ups, however opened the meals truck correct in late September. The Austin-raised chef had began creating ice cream whereas working as a chef in Los Angeles. He returned to Texas Metropolis earlier than the pandemic. The identify comes from the nickname of King Carlos II, the Merry Monarch, who hosted epic banquets.

Maze plans to broaden Merry to South Congress Canine Park and Neighbors Cafe someday quickly.

X Crem offers can be found for dine-in service, takeout, and Door Sprint deliveries. Their hours are 4:30 to 10:20 pm Wednesday and Thursday, midday to 1 am Friday and Saturday, after which 2 to 10:30 pm Sunday.

Merry Monarch hours are from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 from Wednesday to Saturday.

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