Vegan Milkshake Truck May Soon Become a Reality in Austin!

According to Moni Burgin and Rachel Horesovsky, Austin, Texas may have the perfect weather to make their dream vegan milkshake truck concept, Milky Way Shakes, a year-round success.

The duo have officially launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for $10,000, to fund their business and get it ready to deliver creative milkshakes--and fries for dipping! The ice cream will have a coconut milk base, which is not only creamy, but as their Kickstarter page states, also an ideal alternative since it does not have to be refrigerated, and they can therefore lessen their impact on the environment. 

The money will specifically go towards building the kitchen, paying the first month's rent, painting the truck, purchasing the initial ingredients necessary, and paying taxes. Burgin and Horesovsky have experience making gourmet sweets in a high-end chocolate shop in DC for a year, which made them realize they wanted to keep working with dessert and be more creative. How did they decide on shakes? According to their Kickstarter page:

"Austin has plenty of shops devoted to ice cream, but nowhere that celebrates the tasty combination of shakes and fries. We think the Texas climate will work in our favor. Austin is warm and sunny for most of the year, making shakes a popular treat year round. Doing shakes instead of ice cream also means we can mix our flavors on the spot, allowing us to create a varied menu with just a few ingredients. Plus, who doesn't love dipping fries in their shake?"

They also plan to source all their seasonal produce from local farmers, and focus on making staple ingredients from scratch as well. The menu is currently in the works while the duo perfect their recipes.

With just 24 days to go, if you want to see a vegan milkshake truck throughout Austin, Texas, make sure to visit their Kickstarter page and donate! By the time summer hits, you will be glad you did!

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Lena Tachdjian is a certified nutritionist and a writer, who splits her time between Canada and Armenia. She writes about nutrition, health, food, recipes, culture, travel, animal rights, and more. You can follow her on her nutrition and travel blog

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