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Any such thing as homemade icecream in south OC?

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socalhungry Nov 5, 2009 10:28 AM

I'm new to south OC where it appears that "nothing is real". Is there anywhere in south OC where I can get a scoop of real ice cream? Not that blue Moo stuff that claims to be "real", and not that national chain that will mix any candy into your gooey overly sweet "ice cream". But a real scoop shop that makes it's own on-site and is not part of a franchise.

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    jackattack RE: socalhungry Nov 5, 2009 12:34 PM

    Strickland's is freshly made frozen custard, not ice cream, so they won't have very many flavors on any given day. But I think you'll like it, it's in Irvine.

    Half-priced shakes from 4 to 8 on Mondays!

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    Stricklands Ice Cream
    4523 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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      Harry Nile RE: jackattack Nov 5, 2009 09:05 PM

      Although it is a small chain, Strickland's is very good, especially their turtle sundae, which they can also make into a shake with the nuts on the side. (If the guy hesitates, tell him, "But you did it for Harry Nile!" He might reply, "But we gave him plenty of grief for asking." ;-)

      Incidentally, they haven't made "custard" since World War II. Their product is top-quality soft-serve ice cream; see http://www.stricklands.info/base.cfm?... for the story.

      As kevin notes below, Hans' is another fine place. I get out there only about once a year, so I can't offer current information.

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      Hans' Homemade Ice Cream
      3640 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

    2. Das Ubergeek RE: socalhungry Nov 5, 2009 12:43 PM

      Farrell's in Mission Viejo just opened yesterday. Go for it!

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        socalhungry RE: Das Ubergeek Nov 5, 2009 01:27 PM

        Farrell's is exactly what I don't want. I'm looking for the anti-Farrell's, anti-ColdStone, anti-Maggie Moo's, etc. Just good quality product, not clever gimmick.

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          kevin RE: socalhungry Nov 5, 2009 01:44 PM

          Han's in Santa Ana.

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            stuffed RE: kevin Nov 5, 2009 08:45 PM

            Han's Homemade Ice Cream
            3640 S Bristol St
            Santa Ana, CA 92704-7302
            (714) 979-8815

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