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Jul 17, 2009 04:08 PM

Best Ice Cream on the Peninsula?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: bbulkow

      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

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

        1. re: EnderWiggin

          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

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

      2. 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

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

          1. re: anyhow

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

          2. 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

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

              1. re: wolfe

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

              1. 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.