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Nov 5, 2009 10:28 AM

Any such thing as homemade icecream in south OC?

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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  1. 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!

    Stricklands Ice Cream
    4523 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

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    1. re: jackattack

      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 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.

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

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

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        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.

          1. re: kevin

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