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Jan 4, 2009 06:36 PM

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, SF report w/ pics

We went to Humphry Slocombe ice cream Sun 1/4/09. The tall guy said try every flavor so you can fall in love with them.

I tried:
Balsamic caramel -good
Secret Breakfast - good
Thai chili lime sorbet -ok
Blue Bottle Vietnamese coffee - good

I picked:
Single of Secret Breakfast & Guinness gingerbread $3.25 - fine tasting.

Hubby picked:
Single of Secret Breakfast & Blue Bottle Vietnamese coffee $3.25 - most popular combination tall guy said.

Total $6.50. We paid in Cash, not sure if they take credit cards.

Kids (1 flavor) $2.25
Single (1-2 flavors) $3.25
Double (2-3 flavors) $4.50
Pints $7.5

Right now No Sundaes $6, Toppings .75, Cones.

Valrohna fudge brownies $2.5
Housemade chocolate chip cookies .75c

Winter Hrs:
Closed Mon
Tu-Sun 12-8

One unisex bathroom. Somethings wrong with the light in there - the tall guy knows about the problem.

Location: Next to Sundance Coffee. Harrison between 23 & 24th St.

My pics:

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. I went today (second visit there) and had the maple walnut. Was really wonderful.

    1. That brownie is just swell. It is brownie classic. It is not too anything. It is moist with a nice cake and good chocolate flavor with background hints of vanilla.

      The chocolate chip cookie is good too. It is thin and taste like the dough in many frozen cooikie dough ice creams. However, because it is so thin the chocolate chips are not accentuated.

      I had the secret breakfast ice cream which was great. I like rum raisin and appreciated this boozy ice cream. The fudgsicle ice cream was nice which tasted like a good fudgesicle in scoop form.

      They also had red hot banana which was a nice banana ice cream with red hots in it. I don't like that particular candy so passed on it.

      The people who run this place are just so nice and pleasant. I'll definately be back. RIght now they are at the top of my list as best ice cream in the Bay Area.

      Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
      2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. I liked the Valrhona fudgesicle flavor the best, and the malted dulce de leche was good as well, although it could've been more strongly flavored. The balsamic salted caramel was good, though, if a bit odd, a bit too sweet (designed to be that way, I'm sure). Maple walnut was standard. I'd like to try the secret breakfast and Blue Bottle coffee flavors.

        1. They are selling 1 of the 3 of sundaes now. Who's tried it?

          Tin Roof:
          Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, frosted peanuts, maldon salt. $6

          1 Reply
          1. re: hhc

            I've had it--It's yummy!
            My favorite is Secret Breakfast, which is too tempting for me to keep in the refrigerator overnight--I simply can't resist it!
            I like the Malted Dulce de Leche & Salted Caramel as well as their Chocolate! My husband likes the Oolong.

          2. I keep reading about that secret breakfast flavor all over the place, but what *is* it?!

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            1. re: indigirl

              Secret Breakfast is, I believe, bourbon ice cream with caramelized corn flakes in it, sort of like grape-nut ice cream I remember from Billings Hospital Cafeteria in the '50's, but with a boozy creamy base, like rum raisin. It's subtle and very satisfying if you like creamy/boozy, which I do.
              Especially from the refrigerator with a spoon standing up in the kitchen!
              That stuff is dangerous!

              1. re: plainfood

                Thanks for demystifying... I'll have to taste it, though truthfully I can't say I'm a great fan of the boozy-creamy. But I do love corn flakes!