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Ice Cream News in Saratoga and Campbell

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As the weather warms up, I always yearn for a big dip of old fashioned ice cream from a New England dairy. I don't think there are comparable places around here, but I am very excited about some discoveries I've made...

Here are 2 new shops to look forward to in the area, plus a couple to enjoy right now.

1. Pinkberry is coming to the strip mall across from Westgate that holds Chipotle. I don't know when ---but it is coming. Heavenly Scoops is also located there and they have some very exotic flavors with eye popping colors. My kids give the young coconut and taro flavors a thumbs up.

2. Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream is coming to Downtown Campbell near Orchard Coffee. The original in WG is as close as it gets to the roadside ice cream stands in Massachusetts. Good size scoops.

3. Yola Tea in downtown Saratoga on Big Basin has Gelato Classico! I believe this is the same gelato as on Castro in Mountain View and in Downtown Campbell. Not only do they have the gelato but they also have tart frozen yogurt-- 6 or 8 flavors --with lots of toppings and bubble tea -- so something to please everyone in the family. The frozen yogurt is more like red mango or pinkberry-- stands up (not a melty mess), tart and yummy. IMHO it is better than yogurtland or tartini.

If any of you have favorite ice cream haunts in the area, please clue me in!

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  1. ah, the real pull of the Willow Glen shop is its frozen custard! Exciting that they're opening a new branch.