Sweet Rose Creamery - a mother's delight
We drove Mom around today taking in the beautiful weather and as we headed up 26th Street in Santa Monica we noticed the line out the door at Sweet Rose Creamery, the newest creation of Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan of Rustic Canyon and Huckleberry fame. The sign said they were opening this Wednesday, May 12, but were generously handing out samples nonetheless. If the people watching and the caramel ice cream with sea salt , chocolate fudge and fresh whipped cream are any indication, that line isn't going away anytime soon.
Sweet Rose Creamery
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Ste 51
Santa Monica 90402
They aren't open until the 12th. Just tried to go there with my kids and was told not until the 12th.
We went tonight and there was a line out the door. They were out of the Salted Carmel so we had the mint chip which was wonderful. You can really taste that fresh mint explode in your mouth.
Seriously disappointed with this place. Ice crystals in the Ice Cream, tasted like ice milk. Grainy sugar cones. Expensive. Small portions. Their Ice Cream is really sub par. Cold Stone and many others are so much better!
2112 E Florence Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255
I love this ice cream. I brought home 2 scoops: one banana and one chocolate malt hazelnut. It was a dynamite combo. Also recently tried the salted caramel. Folks...there was no trace of ice crystals. This is ice cream that compares favorably with the best I have had anywhere. Don't let the naysayers discourage you from this yummy treat. Good quality is not cheap. I find it so amusing that someone on this board found Coldstone to be superior. (rolleyes icon, please).
they must've heard the critics over the scoop sizes because they were huge!
We went last Thursday night, husband and two girls, around 8:30pm(love the late hours)
Girls had single scoop of chocolate with brownie chunks. Good rich cocoa flavor and the brownies were plentiful and tasty.
Farmer's Market summer melon. OMG. So refreshing, the melon is present but not overly sweet. Just the perfect ripeness in ice cream form.
Chocolate Malt Hazelnut with marshmellow. Delicious. Reminds me of a Ferrero Rocher.
The marshmellows were awesome.
I had a waffle cone(vanilla, crispy, sweet, holds up the whole time and is delicious) with banana and salted caramel.
Huge thing, takes awhile to get through but i managed :)
The caramel is very salty, reminds me of a dark toffee. Creamy, smooth, loved it.
The banana was a highlight. So good, tastes of the perfectly ripe banana, not too sweet.
Ice cream for grown ups. That the kids loved it is a bonus.
Sure it's not cheap, but as a treat every now and then, it is well worth it. No wait at all at night it seems.
Will be going back for sure!!
Did either of you recall seeing the coconut lime sorbet? If that combination sounds good to you, please try it. The coconut-part makes the sorbet more like an ice cream. I think they're using coconut milk, or maybe even some coconut cream. And the lime really brightens the coconut flavor as well.
Dropped by today and sampled the Velvet Merlin Stout ice cream (beer from Firestone). If you're a fan of stout floats, this is legit ice cream that has a nice but balanced stout flavor to it. The nice guy behind the counter paired this with the salted caramel with almond toffee - huge scoops - and I was set with my caloric intake for lunch. Also picked up a pint of the coconut lime sorbet (again) so I could close my eyes, spoon in a mouthful and imagine that I'm somewhere in Thailand...