Keeping Austin "KooL" since 1994

Home of deliciously refreshing Italian Water-Ice and Premium Ice Cream 

About Us

We are a mom and pop frozen dessert shop serving Austin, Texas and surrounding communities since 1994. We have been serving our Italian Water-Ice for almost 30 years.

Water-Ice is “Not your ordinary Snowcone“. It is a velvety textured smooth ice made fresh everyday using pureed fruit. It contains no fat, no cholesterol, gluten free and is the ideal ice cream alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. Water-Ice is a perfect summer treat to beat the Texas heat.

In 2012, with the goal of expanding our menu, Jim took the 100+ year old ice cream short course at Penn State University. We are now serving our own line of homemade “Premium” Ice Cream. A super creamy and delicious ice cream made from local Texas dairies and quality ingredients.

Aside from our shop on 6th street, you can also enjoy our water-ice at one of our carts located at Deep Eddy swimming pool and various events and festivals in and around Austin.

We are one of Austin’s premier caterers. We cater small and large events, from birthday parties to corporate events, fundraisers and carnivals. We can bring one of our carts to your event to serve our refreshing Italian Water-ice or we can deliver our pre-scooped ice cream to one of your ice cream socials. 

With over 40 flavors of water-ice , made fresh and available everyday, plus a selection of our homemade premium ice cream, we are confident that you will find something you will love!

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m: I’ll never forget the moment outside of Deep Eddy pool when I had my first Jim-Jim’s Water-ice. I got a half mango, half cherry. I was torn – which flavor did I love more? I was like a teenager trying to decide which boy I wanted to go steady with, complete indecision. I only knew that I loved water-ice deeply. Since the first flush of passion. I’ve been a monogamous Jim-Jim’s Water-icer. In fact, when the carts are not in action by the pools or the Austin’s Farmer’s Market, I head straight to the sixth street home base location. Nothing will keep me from my Jim-Jim’s. 

– Article from: eat.shopAustin (second edition)

"Jim-Jim's is Yum-Yum! Quite possibly the perfect warm-weather snack."
Austin American Statesman
"Nothing taste better on a hot day!"
Austin Chronicle
"Best cure for the heat"
by: Alex Reichek

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