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Peanut Butter Ice Cream

t.susannah.chen Sep 25, 2010 09:30 AM

Hi there Chowhounds,
I'm recipe testing for a friend, and one recipe I am making calls for peanut butter ice cream. I don't know about you, but I've never come across plain peanut butter ice cream, aside from a homemade recipe. Does anyone know of any brands that make this, and if so, where in the Bay Area I might be able to score it? Many thanks in advance...

  1. ttoommyy Sep 29, 2010 12:24 PM

    "I'm recipe testing for a friend, and one recipe I am making calls for peanut butter ice cream. "

    Perhaps one of the true tests of this recipe will be the ease with which one can find PB ice cream! :)

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      t.susannah.chen Sep 29, 2010 11:16 AM

      I have heard remarkable things about Scream Sorbet. I will have to try them!
      Wound up going to La Copa Loca and getting their gelato. It was perfect! Thanks for the suggestions, again.

      La Copa Loca
      3150 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Scream Sorbet
      5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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      1. re: t.susannah.chen
        doulat Sep 29, 2010 12:21 PM

        Scream has amazing stuff. I get it at the San Leandro Market on Wednesdays.

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        twenex Sep 29, 2010 08:48 AM

        BiRite Creamery had PB&J ice cream the other day when I was there. Didn't try it though.

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        1. re: twenex
          jsaimd Sep 29, 2010 11:26 AM

          Mr and Mrs Miscellaneous makes a good PB and J when they have it, but it isn't my favorite of their flavors. I really like their shop though...

          I heartily second the nut flavors from Scream Sorbet

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          finchycocoa Sep 27, 2010 09:03 PM

          It's a Goody-- Double Rainbow has great peanut butter flavor but it also has chocolate chunks.

          Double Rainbow Cafe
          560 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510

          1. MollyGee Sep 26, 2010 05:45 PM

            Tucker's in Alameda does a chocolate ice cream with peanut butter stripes in it: it's a yum, BUUUUT that's not why I came here today. Not ice cream, but I had the peanut brittle sorbet from Scream Sorbet today at the Temescal market and it was INCREDIBLE. I can't imagine any peanut butter ice cream being any better than this. It was creamy and rich and so peanutty. It was incredible and I am not at all a sorbet fan (too icy), and am obsessed with ice cream and this is now topping my list of best "ice cream" I've had this year.

            PS: nothing "brittle" about it. Ingredients are peanuts, salt, sugar and water and it is a smoooooooth texture.

            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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              t.susannah.chen Sep 25, 2010 11:24 PM

              Thanks, everyone! these suggestions are super helpful. Will definitely be making some calls tomorrow a.m. And Robert, I'm glad to see your new restaurant hasn't kept you too far away from the CH!

              1. BernalKC Sep 25, 2010 04:50 PM

                Mitchell's has "peanut butter indulgence" but frankly, I've not had it. I did have another flavor -- maybe 'moose tracks'? -- that featured peanut butter and I do recall that being really excellent.

                1. achefsbest Sep 25, 2010 01:07 PM

                  Three Twins has a peanut butter ice cream, but I think it might have chocolately bits in it. It's good, though! Good luck.

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                  1. re: achefsbest
                    majordanby Sep 26, 2010 03:27 PM

                    where would you purchase this?

                    1. re: majordanby
                      wolfe Sep 26, 2010 03:40 PM

                      Here's the link with locations.

                      1. re: majordanby
                        achefsbest Sep 27, 2010 05:26 PM

                        Don't know where you are located, but I buy it at the Berkeley Farmers' Mkt. Tuesday and Saturday.

                    2. wolfe Sep 25, 2010 10:12 AM

                      Ask Polly Ann.

                      Polly Ann Ice Cream
                      3138 Noriega Street
                      (415) 664-2472

                      Polly Ann Ice Cream
                      3138 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122

                      1. Robert Lauriston Sep 25, 2010 10:05 AM

                        La Copa Loca in SF has plain peanut butter gelato. They don't always have all their flavors but if you call ahead they could probably make a batch.

                        La Copa Loca
                        3150 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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