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Dec 23, 2012 04:47 PM

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream?

Since I'm from Boston, Christmas was always the time for peppermint stick ice cream and Brigham's hot fudge. Where can I buy a pint or quart of premium peppermint stick ice cream here? Prefer Marin but willing to travel to SF or East Bay! Safeway had a "light" version which I may have to resort to if there are no alternatives. Whole Foods and Mollie Stone's were a no go.
Thanks for helping me with this!

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  1. You might want to try Silberman's in Northgate One in San Rafael. They make their own ice cream, and I've always liked their peppermint. I'm not sure what peppermint stick is, but Silberman's has crushed pieces of peppermint candy in it. I also like their ice cream because it's not super rich. You could also try Three Twins in San Rafael. I'm not a big fan, but they make their own ice cream and may have a seasonal special. Good luck!

    1. I've never been a fan of peppermint stick, but my daughter had some at Mr and Mrs Miscellaneous yesterday that was really wonderful. They rotate their flavors often, so I'd call ahead before heading there.

      1. I just had delicious peppermint stick at Mitchell's.

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        1. re: Windy

          You've given me hope! Will they pack a pint or quart? I hope they are open tomorrow!

          1. re: MissVeg

            I would call Fairfax Scoop and see if they have it.

        2. Peppermint stick ice cream from Friendly's...invokes some childhood memories. Haven't seen anything like it since.

          1. Oh, man. Also from Boston and know whereof you speak! I've actually gotten the Safeway "light" version; and it ain't bad in a pinch. Delighted to learn about the upscale alternatives.

            As for Brigham's hot fudge--if you don't have it, here's the recipe (I like it better w/ the evaporated milk rather than cream--and I put in less sugar than specified--calls up happy memories--let me know if you want the recipe for Bailey's!):

            Brigham’s Hot Fudge

            1/4 cup butter 1 1/2 squares unsweetened choc.
            3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup cocoa
            dash of salt 1/2 cup cream or evap. milk
            1 tsp. vanilla

            Over low heat, melt butter & chocolate. Mix together sugar, cocoa & salt, add to chocolate mixture. Stir until smooth. Slowly add cream & bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat immediately & add vanilla.

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            1. re: sundeck sue

              In the East Bay, Tucker's in Alameda does a nice peppermint stick ice cream.