Meet the Women of the Austin Ice Cream Festival

June 20, 2018

By Courtney Runn, www.atxwoman.com

The 12th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is back for another year of frozen treats and summer fun.

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Whether you are planning to enjoy the daytime festivities or the boozier After Dark celebration, you won’t want to miss these leading ice-cream ladies.

Jam Sanitchat, Thai Fresh and Gati

Originally from Thailand, Jam Sanitchat made her home in Austin while attending graduate school at the University of Texas. With a desire to bring her Thai roots to Texas, she opened Thai Fresh in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, serving savory dishes and desserts with a home-cooked touch. She first began selling ice cream to her customers after a surplus of mangoes forced her to get creative, and after that initial batch, she’s never stopped making the coconut-milk-based ice cream. She plans to open a stand-alone ice cream shop, Gati, by the end of the year.

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