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Sweet Ritual ice cream parlor specializes in homemade dairy-free treats & desserts. We use bike power, organic, and vegan products!

"As a serious ice cream lover, I can't wait to get back to Austin to check out Sweet Ritual! If it's anything like Amelia's past frozen desserts, it is going to be amazing!" -Melisser Elliott, author of "The Vegan Girl's Guide to Life".

"Amelia's chocolate & lavender non-milkshakes are totally worth a trip to Austin! -Gala Darling, author of "The Playgirl's Guide to Radical Self Love"

Who We Are:
Amelia and Valerie are passionate about dairy-free treats, vintage decor, and supporting the local community.

What We Support:
Vegan, Organic Products, Gluten-Free Options, Children and Adults with allergies and special diets, the Gastronomically Curious

Our History & Product:
The vegan soft serve Amelia developed has been in existence for about a two and a half years now and has grown tremendously. Amelia began crafting her signature coconut and soy based treat out of a local toy store in 2008, and support and enthusiasm for the shakes and sundaes has caused the operation to outgrow its current facilities.

Currently, we have a variety of soft-serve flavors developed, including Cubano, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Chocolate Lavender, and Pumpkin.
Shake Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Chocolate Lavender, Mint Cookie, Cookies n' Cream, Faux Butterfinger, Not-Tella, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Coffee, Coffee & Chocolate, Chai Tea & Vanilla, Orange Chocolate... and many more to come!

Austin is Veg-Friendly:
Austin was rated as the 8th largest vegetarian-friendly city in the USA by GoVeg.com. Austin is building its reputation as a metropolitan area that can compete against other large cities such as Portland, Seattle, and New York. There are very few venues that serve dairy free ice cream in the South and mid-west, so Sweet Ritual is in a class by itself!

What the Money is For:
Your donation directly helps Sweet Ritual establish our product in the Austin mainstream market. We are on the search for a brick-and-mortar restaurant to establish our business. We would use contributions from kickstarter to outfit the store, bring it to code, and bring vegan treats to the Austin, Texas community. We pledge to use salvaged and second hand materials in our construction, and to contract local artists to create our decor and signage.

We will eventually require more than our modest goal of $3,000 in order to open our doors (closer to $40,000). More monetary support now helps us to invest more money in better soft serve machines, equipment, and scouting out an ideal location in Austin.

Keep giving, even after the goal is met. We promise to put it to good use!

Thank You!!
For your help and financial support we will be eternally grateful. We have some amazing backer rewards in store for donors - including free ice cream for a year! Anyone who donates at any amount will receive an invitation to our exclusive Grand Opening Party in March, 2011.

Find US:
Facebook - Sweet Ritual
Twitter: @SweetRitual
URL: www.sweetritual.com

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    Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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    Voucher for 5 shakes, plus Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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    Last week fundraising bump!!!! Donate $60 or more, and we will immortalize a shake flavor after you or a loved one! Immortalize a vegan hero! (Final name subject to owner approval) Live on as a living piece of Austin history! Also, Sweet Ritual T-Shirt & invitation to opening party.

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    Invent and name a flavor of ice cream (subject to owner approval), plus a voucher for 5 shakes, Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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    Invent or name a shake or sundae that will forever appear on the menu (subject to owner approval), plus a voucher for 5 shakes, Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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    Free ice cream cone for a year @ one cone per day, invent or name a shake or sundae that will forever appear on the menu (subject to owner approval), Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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    Private party for you and 10 guests - to include sundae bar and musical performance, free ice cream cone for a year @ one cone per day, invent or name a shake or sundae that will forever appear on the menu (subject to owner approval), Sweet Ritual t-shirt, invitation to opening party

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