Best ice cream?
- ipsedixit Nov 5, 2012 09:00 PM
So I searched.
And it seems like Mariposa was generally recommended for ice cream in SD.
Went tonight and had the rum raisin and pumpkin. Good, and tasty, but was not as creamy and velvety as I would like. And, yes, I know it's Philly-style ice cream, but I've had egg-less ice creams that were much smoother. The pumpkin, which I am told is custard based, was also not as creamy as I'd like, but certainly denser in terms of mouthfeel.
And the flavors of the ice cream also seemed a bit flat -- almost as if they were too sweet.
Solid place for ice cream. A very high 7 (on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being best).
So where else do people recommend for ice cream?
You know who else has good gelato, at least in my opinion? The Chuao store at the UTC Mall. I always go there for a Cafe Mocha (why people form huge lines at Star$$$$$ when this place has just as good coffee, much better chocolate based coffees, and no lines is beyond me), and occasionally get offered tastes. It's about as good as I've had in San Diego, though I've not been to Chocolat.