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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

2790 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-6971

We first heard about Humphry Slocombe when they were given press for their prosciutto ice cream. We thought it would be a great place for a snack during our visit and were hoping to get a taste of this traditional Italian dessert. Unfortunately, they have 80 plus flavors in their arsenal with only 10 or 12 available on a daily basis. The prosciutto was out of commission during our visit. The process takes about 3 days to get the flavor out of the pork fat, so it's in very limited production. Nonetheless there were other creative flavors available. As we had dinner plans in a few hours, we decided to take it light. We each got three scoops and ordered an extra 3 scoops for good measure. The duck fat pecan pie was purely an impulse buy.

Daily Menu

$5 Three Scoops - (clockwise from 12 o'clock) Peanut Butter Curry, Malted Milk Chocolate, Secret Breakfast (Bourbon + Cornflakes)

$5 Three Scoops - (clockwise from 12 o'clock) Cantaloupe Cayenne Sorbet, Tahitian Vanilla(9), Strauss Strawberry + Poppy Seed Yogurt

$5 Three Scoops - (clockwise from 12 o'clock) McEvoy Olive Oil, Harvey Milk (Honey Graham Cracker), Balsamic Caramel

$4 Duck Fat Pecan Pie (5)
Although I liked the gooey center, I couldn't get over the presentation. Its unfortunate resemblance to a commercially produced Little Debbie cake was a bummer. I'd take a homemade slice instead any day.

Overall, I would give the ice creams about an eight. They were all great quality. On a few, I would have liked a little bit more cream in the flavor. Our favorites were the Malted Milk Chocolate, Cantaloupe Cayenne Sorbet, and the Peanut Butter Curry. This is a great spot for a refreshing snack while in the city. Highly recommended and just jog back to the hotel to work off the calories.

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