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ibstatguy Oct 7, 2008 10:37 PM

Just want to give a thumbs up to Extraordinary Desserts for their strawberry cheesecake ice cream. stopped in today to get a double kona coffee to go and noticed that a special was the ice cream. it was terrific.

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    LisaSD Oct 9, 2008 02:33 PM

    Saw the long line for ice cream at Mariposa's during the Adams Avenue Street fair and made a mental note to go back when it was less busy. Thanks for the reminder! I've never heard of Niederfrank's but it sounds awesome!

    1. Beach Chick Oct 8, 2008 10:45 PM

      what's a double kona coffee?

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      1. re: Beach Chick
        ibstatguy Oct 9, 2008 09:57 AM

        basically a large kona coffee

        1. re: ibstatguy
          Beach Chick Oct 9, 2008 10:12 AM

          figured as much but didn't want to miss out on any new kona coffee drink..
          ; )

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        normalheightsfoodie Oct 8, 2008 03:13 PM

        I believe that Mariposa has the best Ice Cream in San Diego, it is all made on site, they have a variety of flavors, and for the price of a scoot at ED, you could feed a family at Mariposa. SD MAG voted them best icecream in the region.

        Mariposa Ice Cream
        3450 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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          phee Oct 8, 2008 05:50 PM

          Thanks for reminding me about Mariposa. I'm in the area all the time, and keep forgetting to check it out. I sense an ice cream taste test coming up!

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            ibstatguy Oct 9, 2008 09:57 AM

            thanks for the tip on Mariposa

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            timsd Oct 8, 2008 11:27 AM

            Niederfranks in National City


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              Ewilensky Oct 8, 2008 12:07 PM

              I don't much care for the taste of Extraordinary Desserts cakes too much -- beautiful to look at however. That said, their salted caramel ice-cream is the stuff of dreams and by far my favorite ice-cream I've ever had anywhere, ever.

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                phee Oct 8, 2008 12:49 PM

                Second Niederfranks.

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                  ibstatguy Oct 9, 2008 09:56 AM

                  having grown up in Nat'l City, my mother was eating Niederfranks ice cream since it opened; good stuff

              2. phee Oct 8, 2008 08:16 AM

                I have to agree that Extraordinary Desserts does a very good job with their ice cream. I find most of their desserts a bit over the top for my tastes, but I've had their mango and strawberry ice creams and thought they were exceptionally good. Not my first choice if I'm after ice cream, but the best choice for me if we're stopping in E.D.

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