Houston Ice Cream Shop Celebrates 5 Years With a Customer Appreciation Party

It’s hard to believe, but Fat Cat Creamery opened at 1901 North Shepherd in December 2013 and it’s celebrating five years of business with a customer party. It’s on Sunday, December 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. (Fat Cat is open its regular Sunday hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. as well)

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Housemade hot cocoa at Fat Cat Creamery. Photo by Sarah Johnston.

Part of what helped the company establish its reputation is the small-batch ice creams made with Texas-produced milk from Hill Country Dairies, local eggs from Old Dad Farms and other high-quality ingredients. For example, it uses Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout beer from Independence Brewing in Austin and Callebaut milk chocolate to produce its popular Milk Chocolate Stout ice cream. Fat Cat makes its special Brown Butter Brown Sugar waffle cones as well.

The ice cream lineup includes Fat Cat Creamery’s holiday flavors such as Boozy Eggnog, Gingerbread Crunch and Creamy Winterberry, and peppermint and dark chocolate soft serve. There’s also housemade cocoa and a limited supply of “Choco Taco” ice cream sandwiches.

All food items are for purchase but there are plenty of free, locally made drinks. These include craft beer from Brash Brewing Company and Saint Arnold Brewing Company, chicha morada cocktails from Galveston bar Daiquiri Time Out and coffee from Houston roastery Boomtown Coffee.

For entertainment, self-described “Psych noise rock band” Bodyfat is performing live and there’s a photo booth. Kids who come dressed as cats get a free scoop of ice cream — and there’s face-painting to keep them entertained, too.

“The cats just can’t believe it’s been five years,” said owner Sarah Johnston via press release. “We are so grateful every day. This party is a tiny token of our appreciation, and we want everyone to celebrate with us.”

For updates and more information, check the event Facebook page.

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