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Sep 19, 2009 10:57 PM


Discovered this new flavor today after too much chili oil on my hand cut noodles. A must try for horchata lovers! Owner guy said that it will be around for a while but not forever.

Fosselman's Ice Cream Co
1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

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  1. The chocolate dipped strawberry is also very good.

      1. re: J.L.

        The last two quarts I bought from Fosselman's a month ago, chocolate dipped strawberries and horchata. While Fosselmans makes a really good horchata, Scoops makes an amazing one you just never know if they will have it in stock.

        1. re: Burger Boy

          Yeah, I've had the Scoops version - it's true to the flavor of horchata.

      2. Thought it might be of interest to Fosselman's fans (see #9): .

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        1. re: beezees

          Thanks, beezees. It's great to see Fosselman's shakes receive international notice -- and they are mighty fine -- but the newspaper story's claim that they're the "best in the world" is naive, unnecessary, and undoubtedly false, like many of the other pronouncements there -- Chez Panisse (world-best restaurant) and Frank Pepe (world-best pizza) excepted. What's that? No, no, any such judgments that *I* make are both spot and right on.

          1. re: Harry Nile

            It doesn't say they're the best in the world, it says that Fosselman's is the best PLACE in the world to drink a milkshake. Don't you like Alhambra?

            1. re: jackattack

              "Don't you like Alhambra?"

              It's just not the same town since Phil moved out, jackattack.

              Yes, the Guardian headline used vague and weasel language -- the "best things to eat in the world, and where to eat them" -- but, going down the page, the entry on Fosselman's promises "the perfect milkshake" -- i.e., one that can't be improved upon -- not merely the perfect place to have one. (And they call pasty Fosselman's "a classic American setting," when you can get the same product at the handsomely revamped Gus's BBQ?) I love the product, but it's not the best even in my own American-centered experience.

              If JGold said the original DQ at the corner of Dreamville and Desire in Hollywood is the best in LA, then I might disagree with him, but his would be a rational observation, since he covers the entire area personally (as I understand it). For a British newspaperman who reads travel books to claim that Fosselman's in Alhambra or Glacier in Manhattan Beach or Niederfrank's in the San Diego suburbs, Mitchell's in the Chicago suburbs, Sheridan's near Dallas, or, getting back to California, McConnell's in Santa Barbara (of course, the actual global best ;-) is better than any other in the whole, entire, google-infested world might sell newspapers but not me.

        2. Tried it. Loved it. The pumpkin pie is also in. Another reason I love LA in the fall. Yes, we must contend with the Santa Anas, but there's no better way to ward off the heat than with Fosselman's frozen goodness.

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          1. re: pinpei

            Pumpkin pie - me likey again.

            1. re: J.L.

              Some day I'm hoping they make a pumpkin flavored frozen yogurt.

              1. re: ipsedixit


                Ice cream >>>> froyo. If you're gonna be bad, be bad all the way.

                1. re: J.L.

                  sounds interesting... think of the creamy tang of yogurt with pumpkin like a pumpkin and cream cheese muffin...

                  1. re: J.L.

                    It's not really about being bad.

                    Sometimes you just don't feel like having all that butter fat in ice cream. Just want something with a lighter texture -- same with gelato.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Ooohh butter fat.... Me likey that the most....

            2. I had the marshmallow a couple weeks ago. It has rice krispy cereal mixed in, not too many. The marshmallow flavor was just right, not overly sweet like a real marshmallow. Delicious!