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Mar 23, 2008 02:53 PM

Place in Berkeley that serves Horlix ice cream?

What's the place in Berkeley that has gelato/ice cream in unusual flavors, including Horlix (malt)?

Any tips from people who have been there recently would be appreciated.

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  1. Sketch on Fourth? I don't know about Horlix.

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    1. re: lintygmom

      It's definitely not Sketch. I finally made a special trip there and I don't get what the fuss is about or even how Sketch stays in business. Soft serve ice cream in two or three very basic flavors. Nothing wrong with it, but I was disappointed.

      1. re: Bay Gelldawg

        Sketch's flavors are limited this time of years because they use seasonal produce exclusively. When berries come into season in a few weeks, their offerings will become more exciting.

        1. re: Bay Gelldawg

          In my opinion, it used to be MUCH better before they put in the soft serve machines. Now, the servings seem smaller, there's not as many choices and the darned ice cream melts WAY too fast. Having said that, I still love Ruthie and Eric and often go there just to see them.

          1. re: Bay Gelldawg

            I was just throwing it out there. In all honesty, I don't like ice cream at all.

            1. re: lintygmom

              You and I may be the only two on this board that would admit to that.

        2. For purpose of searching, it's spelled Horlicks. It's a British malt drink popular in Hong Kong and Singapore, so Asian oriented ice cream/gelato places are most likely to have this flavor. I've seen in at Yoogo Gelato in SF Chinatown, but I don't know the Berkeley scene.

          1. Best guess would be Naia on Shattuck.

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              1. re: Nina

                I agree it's Naia too. They make a Horlicks gelato as well as a Milo one.

                Gelateria Naia
                2106 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

            1. We had malted vanilla ice cream at Ici in Berkeley about a month ago. Not bad. Went again today, but alas, closed for Easter.

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              1. re: ceekskat

                Ici also has been making a malted banana flavor that is delish!