HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

I Scream!

JoyM Apr 15, 2011 09:47 AM

Sadly, my favorite neighborhood ice cream place, Maggie Mudd's, has closed. The best thing about Maggie Mudds, for me, was all the flavors of non-dairy ice cream (both soy and coconut-based), since I'm lactose intolerant. Where else can I get decent non-dairy, particularly the coconut milk kind, ice cream? I already know about Tofutti and all the other store brands and I'm not looking for opinion about those -- I'm looking for store in or near the city that makes their own, and I'm looking for ice cream, not sorbet/sherbet.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Robert Lauriston RE: JoyM Apr 15, 2011 09:50 AM

    Scream Sorbet is fabulous. Most flavors are made from mostly nuts. Despite the "sorbet" name the texture is creamy and closer to gelato. They're at Ferry Plaza Thursdays and Saturdays.

    Scream Sorbet
    5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      chefj RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 15, 2011 10:06 AM

      +1 on Scream. Delicious, interesting,and intense flavors with a lovely creamy texture. They really do a great job.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        escargot3 RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 15, 2011 11:21 AM


        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          shanghaikid RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 15, 2011 11:24 AM

          Scream Sorbet is deliz and can be found in most upscale farmers markets. scream just opened a storefront at 5030 telegraph ave. scream, brick oven pizza (pizzaiolo), and a chicken sandwich (betty's) sounds nice, doesn't it?

          Scream Sorbet
          5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

          1. re: shanghaikid
            Robert Lauriston RE: shanghaikid Apr 15, 2011 01:19 PM

            Scream Sorbet's Web site has a list of farmers markets they sell at.

            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            artemis RE: Robert Lauriston Apr 15, 2011 12:41 PM

            I'm lactose intolerant too - the nut-based Screams are as good or much better than any ice cream I have ever had.

            Sad to hear that Maggie Mudd's closed. I liked their tarmac.

            1. re: artemis
              artemis RE: artemis Apr 17, 2011 08:28 AM

              I trekked out to Scream yesterday and (embarassingly) tried every.single.flavor. They were all glorious but I think the Macadamia Vanilla and the Cashew Caramel were my favorite of the nut-creams. The seascape strawberry (80% strawberries and 20% sugar, according to the very nice and patient staff man) was a burst of summer that left me momentarily speechless. We ended up taking a pint of the strawberry and the mac vanilla home. I am seriously considering buying the $85 card to get the 15% off because Scream is going to put a hole in my pocket. Worth it though.

          3. m
            morningbun RE: JoyM Apr 15, 2011 12:26 PM

            Bi-Rite only has one coconut milk flavor (chocolate) but it is quite tasty, especially if you get it in the style of Sam's Sundae. Three Twins on Fillmore/Haight also has some good dairy-free non-sorbet options. I'll add my +1 to Scream as well.

            Bi-Rite Creamery
            3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            Three Twins Ice Cream
            254 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

            1. Windy RE: JoyM Apr 15, 2011 06:23 PM

              Judahlicious has nut milk ice creams. I haven't tried them, but their smoothies are very good.

              Three doors down at Outer Avenues Coop is also a good place to look. They have a huge section of non-dairy products from local providers.

              Show Hidden Posts