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Oct 11, 2006 08:23 AM

Holy Gelato, San Francisco

Thanks to Dave MP for waking me up to Holy Gelato.
I stopped there yesterday with my parents before taking them home to Salinas. One of the owners worked for Mondo/Naia. The gelati are sourced from Latest Scoop, Classico, and Maggie Mudd. Prices are high, the mini is just under three bucks. For my parents, a mini each of mocha morning. I had a mini of Dubliner, a coconut milk-based vegan concoction made by Maggie Mudd. It's coffee flavored with chocolate cookie crumbs and a slug of Irish whiskey that leaves a long, alcoholic tingle on the tongue. There was so much going on, I didn't miss the butterfat or dairy at all.

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  1. I'm reviving this very old discussion since I went to Holy Gelato last night. I actually have no recollection of going here before, but apparently I did back in 2006 when I posted.

    Anyway, they still have about 10 flavors of non-dairy sorbet/gelato, though I am not sure where they get everything from. The woman who was scooping said they got their bases from elsewhere, but made some of the flavors and especially the non-dairy stuff in-house? But I wasn't totally clear on how that all worked.

    Regardless, we tried a few things:

    - Coconut based gelato (dairy free) was light and refreshing, and tasted like homemade versions that I've had before at people's houses.

    - Raspberry sorbet was too sweet, didn't love it.

    - Guava sorbet was also sweet, but had a smooth texture which I enjoyed. Recommended.

    I believe Maggie Mudd doesn't exist anymore, so this place might be a prime destination for vegan frozen desserts in SF?

    Also, there are about 20 signs throughout the place advertising the rice pudding. They seem to be really pushing it. But when I was there last night, they were all out.

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    1. re: Dave MP

      If it makes you feel any better, when I saw the title come up on the board index, no one was more suprised than I that I was the OP. I don't remember it either!