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I Scream!

  • JoyM Apr 15, 2011 09:47 AM
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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.

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  1. 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.

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    Scream Sorbet
    5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        ditto

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          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?

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          Scream Sorbet
          5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

          1. re: shanghaikid

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

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            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            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

              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. 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.

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

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

            1. 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.