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Lavender Ice Cream--Mashti Malone's

George Jul 4, 2006 02:43 AM

I made my way to Mashti Malone's on LaBrea the other day. They don't always have it--maybe just in summer?--but they had made up an amount of lavender ice cream, and had even pre-packed some pints in the freezer section.

I recommend it!

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    young_chower RE: George Jul 4, 2006 04:11 AM

    I had it two weekends ago. I thought it was delicious. I also really liked the black cherry ice cream. If anyone hasn't been there, I highly recommend it myself. It's a truely unique place that has really creative and novel ice creams.

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      Alice RE: George Jul 4, 2006 05:23 AM

      lavender ice cream!! thanks for the tip, will definitely have to try it. i had the lavender lemon bar from surfas, and that was definitely interesting. i'm not sure i would recommend it.

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        Diana RE: George Jul 4, 2006 05:48 PM

        Two months ago, my finacee promised to make me a home baked ultrea chocolate chip cookie in a pizza pan mounded with Mashti's ginger rosewater (and possibly a little mango on the side.)

        Next time you go, try a mashti, or one of the yummy banana splits!

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          rameniac RE: George Jul 5, 2006 12:33 AM

          does mashti's have a straight rosewater ice cream without the pistachios? the one at rose market in westwood did and it was dang good; i'd assume mashti's does too but i can't quite recall.

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            PayOrPlay RE: rameniac Jul 5, 2006 12:55 AM

            Yes, they got creamy rosewater, non-dairy rosewater, and rosewater ice.

            Haven't tried the lavender, will have to--my fave remains the pomegranate, when they have it.

            http://www.mashtimalones.com/

          2. George RE: George Jul 5, 2006 05:44 AM

            Thanks for the website. I went back tonight, the 4th of July. They still have lavender.
            Bought another pint. Hand-packed this time: seemed better than the one out of the freezer, which was pretty great to begin with. I'm glad all you hounds haven't bumrushed MM's to eat all the lavender, so I can get some more!
            Also picked up a pint of the sour cherry faludeh.
            Homeless guy started yelling at the guys working: "I DIDN'T KNOW YOU MADE SHAKES! SINCE WHEN DO YOU MAKE SHAKES!"
            They make shakes.

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              slacker RE: George Jul 5, 2006 05:39 PM

              Thanks for letting us know! Lavender is one of my favoritist things in the world. I'm running over there today.

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                slacker RE: slacker Jul 5, 2006 08:06 PM

                Just checked their website--they now have a location in Glendale!

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: slacker Jul 5, 2006 08:25 PM

                  The Glendale location is not nearly as good -- they have issues with the transport, and sometimes issues with the freezers in the shop, and so it ends up being melted and refrozen -- which is no good.

                  I can't recommend the Glendale branch -- it's worth the trip to La Brea for me.

              2. chica RE: George Jul 5, 2006 06:12 PM

                I've also bought rosewater saffron ice cream (not Mastro's brand) at Bristol Farms. And, I've had rose gelato from Ciao Bella.

                1. L nrs RE: George Jul 6, 2006 01:48 AM

                  The new glelato place on Sunset in Silver Lake had a lavender/rose gelato last week that was divine (if Mashti's has run out).

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