Creamistry has added staff to accommodate the ice cream shopu2019s rush of traffic following its July 4 opening in the Oaks at Lakeway.

Creamistry has added staff to accommodate the ice cream shopu2019s rush of traffic following its July 4 opening in the Oaks at Lakeway.

The Lake Travis area has a new dessert choice when it comes to ice cream offerings. Creamistry, a California-based ice cream maker, opened its first Austin location July 4 in the Oaks at Lakeway shopping center in Lakeway.

Unlike other ice cream shops at which frozen ice cream is stored, Creamistry employees make ice cream on-site and in front of customers.

Using liquid nitrogen at minus 321 degrees Fahrenheit, the ice cream is created using a freeze-flash process that combines ice cream ingredients with 1 percent air compared with traditional ice cream that incorporates 30-40 percent air into the product, local franchise owner Cash Rawal said. The product is non-dairy and vegan, he said.

A father, Rawal said he moved to the Lakeway area two years ago because the local schools have a good reputation. He said he was looking for a good ice cream shop to add to the area.

While at Creamistry’s Temecula, California, a location owned by his wife’s cousin, Rawal said he realized he wanted to bring the ice cream concept back to Central Texas. He said the newness and creativity of the product gave him the perfect excuse to go back to work after seven years of retirement. Creamistry opened seven months later, he said.

Rawal’s wife, Minar, and business partner, Mohit Kakkad, also work at the new Lakeway site along with area students.

“There are 9,300 kids in this community, and most of my employees are Lake Travis High School students and recent graduates,” Rawal said. “They are doing a fabulous job and are so mature.”

One of those employees is Dyanna Baldereas, who said she loves the Creamistry environment.

“I love looking at the people’s faces when they get to try the ice cream for the first time, especially the little kids,” Baldereas said.

Customers choose a serving size and milk base, which include premium, organic, non-dairy sorbet or coconut. The customer then chooses a flavor—including Fruity Pebbles cereal, Nutella or hazelnut—and a topping—including mocha and kiwi.

Creamistry has more than 70 combinations of flavors and toppings with birthday cake and milk coffee ice cream flavors the most popular flavors, Rawal said.

“We make everything fresh, from the waffle bowls to the brownie toppings,” he said.

Ice cream prices range from $5.50 for a single scoop to $8.50 for a double scoop. Nitroshakes, drinkable Creamistry ice cream, is $7.50.

With its unique way of doing things, word of Creamistry’s opening has spread throughout the area with customers coming from Johnson City, Dripping Springs and Round Rock, Rawal said. Because of the shop’s popularity, the store’s first employees had to handle large evening rushes of customers, but more employees have since been hired, he said.

“I have worked in 20 states and seen half the world. I have to say that Lakeway has the best people. I love living here,” Rawal said.

1900 S. RR 620, Ste. 400, Lakeway
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily


Reports surfaced Feb. 22 of dogs falling ill after swimming in Lake Travis. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Blue-green algae toxic to animals found in Hudson Bend area of Lake Travis

Solid organic material was taken for testing from the edge of Travis Landing located on the east side of Hudson Bend. Those samples indicated the presence of algae and decaying algae containing cyanotoxin, which is fatal to dogs and other animals.

A new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could help expand vaccination availability in Travis County, according to local health officials. (Courtesy Pexels)
Johnson & Johnson vaccine could mean additional supply, easier distribution rollout in Travis County

If approved, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be a valuable weapon against the ongoing pandemic, according to local health officials.

Snow covers I-45 in Houston during a winter storm that hit Texas the night of Feb. 14. (Shawn Arrajj/Community Impact Newspaper)
Legislators probe energy officials over power failures, lack of preparation heading into winter storm

The Texas Legislature held hearings Feb. 25 with energy companies including Oncor Electric Delivery and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in response to last week’s historic winter storm, which left millions of Texans without electricity for days.

A tree's branches fell on a car in North Austin in the midst of Winter Storm Uri in February. With downed tree limbs and burst water lines causing property damage across Austin, the city has directed additional funds into programs to help some homeowners with emergency home repairs. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Still in crisis mode, Austin City Council initiates recovery following winter storm

With 200 to 400 apartment and condo complexes in Austin still without water, City Council is aiming to direct aid and relieve some of the financial burden felt by residents following the devastating winter storms.

Pet owners are advised to keep their dogs out of Lake Travis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
UPDATE: Lake Travis water samples show no signs of toxic algae; dog owners still urged to keep pets out of water

An initial test of water samples from Lake Travis showed no signs of cyanotoxin or blue-green algae, a bacteria that is poisonous when consumed by dogs.

Rollingwood City Council met Feb. 24 to discuss how Winter Storm Uri impacted the city's water system. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rollingwood officials evaluate wastewater contractor following historic winter storm

“We were on the cusp of making a decision as to whether or not to cut off water service to our entire city or, alternatively, overflow our lift stations and flow raw sewage into direct channels into Lady Bird Lake,” Mayor Michael Dyson said during a Feb. 24 City Council meeting.

Jo's Coffee opened a North Austin location in January. (Courtesy Chad Wadsworth)
Jo's Coffee opens in Central Austin; new restaurant coming to Georgetown Square and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic. (Courtesy Qygen, Wikimedia Commons)
Fry's Electronics calls it quits after nearly 36 years in business

As many as 31 stores across nine states will be shuttered as Fry's Electronics shuts down due to market changes and the pandemic.

A lone runner jogs on a snow-covered road in Austin. Transportation projects across the city were briefly paused due to Winter Storm Uri. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
ERCOT: Texas power system was less than 5 minutes from collapse during winter storm

ERCOT's CEO offered details into what led to the massive blackouts that left millions of Texans in the cold last week.

Photo of a snowy residential street
'Bad data is worse than no data': Austin health officials unsure how storm affected coronavirus spread

Weekly testing and hospitalization averages will not be updated by Austin Public Health until Feb. 27.

Buff City Soap will open March 4. (Courtesy Buff City Soap)
Buff City Soap is set to open in West Lake Hills

A new shop selling soaps and skin care is coming soon to West Lake Hills.