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Best Ice Cream on the Peninsula?

JENNYBEEAY Jul 17, 2009 04:08 PM

I can't get to Bi-Rite to get their salted caramel ice cream, so does anyone have an alternative on the Peninsula for delicous, homemade ice cream to take out? Thanks for your opinions...

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    repus Aug 15, 2009 11:08 PM

    If you want to venture to the south bay, give the Willow Glen Yogurt Company a shot. They typically have a bunch of home made ice cream

    Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt Co
    1098 Lincoln Ct, San Jose, CA 95125

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      cheesecakeking Aug 13, 2009 08:32 PM

      I've been wondering about good ice cream places in the South Bay. Lately I'm looking for anyone who makes root beer ice cream. I know Dreyer's has a limited edition root bear float flavor but haven't tried it.

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        ekornblum Aug 13, 2009 09:57 AM

        Check out Cowabunga Creamery in San Carlos. They get theirs from Marianna's (spelling?) in Santa Cruz. Pretty good, IMHO...

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          Sophie Jul 17, 2009 07:00 PM

          There is a place in San Mateo called Clear Optometry which has great frozen yogurt, but also has ice cream from Ici and Marco Polo Gelato. The place is also an Optometry place which gives it a very unusual twist.

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          1. re: Sophie
            wolfe Jul 19, 2009 03:40 PM

            Obviously that's why they stock Ici (I See) but why Marco Polo?

            1. re: wolfe
              K K Aug 13, 2009 01:11 PM

              Probably because of the Asian flavor factor.

              But just around the corner is the frozen yogurt shop Tuttimelon. Most locations have gelato as well, and include Marco Polo like Asian flavors like black sesame or green tea.

          2. anyhow Jul 17, 2009 05:49 PM

            This is the flavor list from the website of Rick's Rather Rich Ice Cream in Palo Alto.

            Apple Pie
            Black Walnut
            Blue Moon
            Butter Pecan
            Carmel Praline
            Carob Honey
            Choco Cherry
            Chocolate Chip
            Chocolate Coffee Candy Chip
            Coffee Molasses Chip
            Cookies & Dough
            Cotton Candy
            French Vanilla
            Frosted Cake
            Fudge Marble
            Hawaiian Rocky Road
            Lemon Lavender
            Mint Chip
            Mocha Almond Fudge
            Rainbow Sherbet
            Rocky Road
            Saffron Pistachio
            Sugarfree Vanilla
            Tiger Tail
            Toasted Almond
            Vanilla Bean
            White Chocolate Ginger

            Choclate Brownies
            Computer Chip
            Industrial Chocolate
            Rocky Road
            Swiss Mocha

            Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt
            Raspberry Ice
            Georgia Peach Ice
            Valencia Orange Ice
            Strawberry Ice

            Rick's Ice Cream
            3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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            1. re: anyhow
              kloh Jul 17, 2009 07:50 PM

              I wouldn't put them on par with Bi-Rite, but Rick's is tasty!

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                JENNYBEEAY Jul 18, 2009 08:25 AM

                I think this will make my guests happy...thanks for that great list.

              2. bbulkow Jul 17, 2009 04:36 PM

                There's no ice cream in that category down the peninsula - I beg to be contradicted, but I think I'd know about it.

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                  EnderWiggin Jul 17, 2009 04:45 PM

                  yeah there really isn't...but I go to Preston's Ice Cream on Broadway in Burlingame. They used to make homemade ice cream but they outsource it to a place in LA now, but they follow their recipes exactly and I can't tell the difference.

                  their chocolate shower is really really good, but you won't find any salted caramel and secret breakfast type flavors here

                  1. re: EnderWiggin
                    JENNYBEEAY Jul 18, 2009 08:25 AM

                    Great suggestion. I never think of that place. I'll sure give it a try.

                    1. re: EnderWiggin
                      bbulkow Jul 18, 2009 09:16 AM

                      I have a sweet spot for Fraiche in Palo Alto, and do go there. It's not ice cream, but it is very, very good.

                      1. re: bbulkow
                        JENNYBEEAY Jul 19, 2009 02:43 PM

                        I'm already addicted! However, it's too healthy for my guests this time!!

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