Bite My Dunky's

Our Blog -- an assemblage of verbal disfunction from a small town Diner and Ice Cream shop in the Ozarks!

  • S t e a k……

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    I reckon that I have had a passion for steak since I was old enough to chew……. ….throughout my ages I’ve probably tried about every cut of meat that is imaginable and cooked it in many different vessels over many different heat sources. Not a dummy in the art of cooking a steak – But, what does the consumer o...

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  • Diner vs. Grill vs. Café vs. Restaurant

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    Licking, Missouri……At Dunky’s Ice Cream and Diner , we get referred to by a variety of different terms or names—diner, ice cream shop, restaurant, food place, café, or simply their favorite place to find great food and social wellness, in Licking Missouri! But, as our name implies, we consider ourselves to be ...

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  • Licking Missouri…..tell me more……

    Other than a great place to “Lick your Dunky” or, like where else would someone want to locate an ice cream shop ? We are a sleepy little berg surrounded by mother nature and a wealth of recreational opportunities in the South Central Ozarks of Missouri. Here is a little history of how we actually got our name: ...

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  • Small Town – Big Food

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    My daughter, Holly & husband Rod are currently touring Europe. The past several days they have been in Italy and they keep sending me photos of the rich & exotic foods they are eating in these drop dead gorgeous restaurants. It has been said:  “In Italy,  food is "twice blessed because it is the product ...

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  • Coffee around the World, and then there’s Coffee in the Ozarks

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    As a coffee lover ALL my life, one of the first things that came to mind to go along with the Ice Cream, Pie and Cobblers in the beginning days of Dunky’s – was, of course Coffee ! I desperately wanted a coffee station with outstanding Coffee along with espressos, cappuccino’s, latte’s, frappes and so on. Co...

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  • Tiramisu — in Licking Missouri??

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    Tiramisu (from the Italian language, spelled tiramisù [ˌtiramiˈsu], from the Venetian tiramesù [ˌtiɾameˈsu] Most accounts of the origin of tiramisu date its invention to the 1960s in the region of Veneto, Italy, at the restaurant "Le Beccherie" in Treviso. ….. meaning "pick me up", "cheer me up"...

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  • Why We Make Our Own Ice Cream

    I remember being a small boy on my grandparents farm on those hot & humid summer evenings making ice cream. There was this worn & weathered looking wooden barrel, with a metal canister and a hand crank with a worn wooden handle. I remember grandma mixing up the batch in the kitchen using raw eggs from the farm...

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  • Air in Ice Cream

    Air In the Ice Cream? You can’t really see it, but it’s in there ! The amount of air added to ice cream during manufacture is known as overrun. If the volume of ice cream is doubled by adding air, then the overrun is 100%, which is the maximum allowable amount of air that can be added to commercial ice cream....

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