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Ice cream for everybody!


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Ice cream for everybody!


 

A sweet Ritual for all

We believe that ice cream is more than just food, more than just a treat.
It's part of the celebrations and consolations that mark important events
in our lives, and no one should be left out.  That's why we make amazing
dairy free ice cream with options for a wide variety of dietary needs.

Vegan, Allergies, Foodies, Keto & Paleo: we've got just the scoop for you!

 

We are remodeling!


Beginning September 6th, we will be open as a pop up scoop shop inside of our neighbors, Toy Joy, located in the same shopping center. Our menu will be limited to 16 scoops of ice cream, sprinkles, cones, and waffle cones.

Hours: 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday, til 11pm

We are remodeling!


Beginning September 6th, we will be open as a pop up scoop shop inside of our neighbors, Toy Joy, located in the same shopping center. Our menu will be limited to 16 scoops of ice cream, sprinkles, cones, and waffle cones.

Hours: 11am - 10pm, Friday & Saturday, til 11pm

We’ve outgrown our scoop shop, so it's time to remodel! While construction is going on, we will have a pop up scoop shop inside of our neighbor’s store, Toy Joy in Hyde Park. They are in the same shopping center as our shop, just a few doors down.

This is a homecoming of sorts - the concept for Sweet Ritual was originally developed in 2008 in the Toy Joy cafe when it was located on Guadalupe Street.

We will be shut down for a few months while we remodel our scoop shop, making it two times the current size, with more indoor seating, better line systems, expanded offerings and more Instagrammable decor. The estimated date of reopen will be November. Please see our Instagram for construction progress photos and updates.

Popular demand for Sweet Ritual products has necessitated expansion to a new 3,700 square foot production facility (aka ice cream factory!), so you will be seeing SR locations #2 and #3 in the coming years!

Made & Served with Love & care

We make all ice creams and sauces from scratch in small batches, right in our shop. Each of our ice creams starts with creamy nut/seed butters or coconut milk and is finished with real fruit, fresh spices, or inclusions from local vegan bakeries. We love working with other Austin businesses to create new flavors and products!

Everything served to you at Sweet Ritual is compostable: the bowls, straws, cups, and spoons. We compost with Break it Down, a local composting facility. We get most of our ingredients from local distributors like ToGoCo, who provides all of our compostable paper goods.

The art & science of ice creME

Sweet Ritual ice cream is always smooth, creamy, cold, and delicious without the dairy.  Since we don't use milk or cream, we've taken a scientific approach to getting it just right, finding the perfect balance of liquids, sugars, fats, and proteins to make it taste just right.  Every new addition changes the balance and we adjust accordingly. Using a wide variety of bases has made us nimble and adaptable.  After making ice cream out of nuts, coconut milk, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and avocado, we feel like we could make it out of just about anything!  Making vegan ice cream is a beautiful blend of being a scientist in a lab and a painter sitting before a canvas.  We pride ourselves on pairing ingredients to provide just the right balance of flavors, and we're always experimenting with new combinations.

Our Story


Our Story


Sweet Ritual first opened its doors on December 15, 2011.  Amelia Raley and Valerie Ward started the company with their combined experience in the ice cream world (Amelia at Toy Joy, Valerie at Amy's Ice Creams) to provide delicious dairy-free ice cream to as many people as possible.  Sweet Ritual opened inside of a local juice bar with just a soft serve machine and an arsenal of toppings.

Six years later, Sweet Ritual has expanded to include 16 scooped flavors of ice cream, as well as soft serve. Valerie and Amelia remain the only two owners and are jointly in charge of all areas of the company's operation. Sweet Ritual is committed to making the best dairy-free ice cream and providing an unparalleled customer experience in a way that is sustainable financially, socially, and ecologically to the benefit of the company, its employees, our community, and our planet. We believe in high standards, open communication, and shared prosperity. 

Valerie Ward, owner

Amelia Raley, owner