Michelle, a SF foodie friend, and I were talking about this and decided that the first food maker that we can remember who mixed spices and various combinations of flavors was Vosges Haut Chocolat. Vosges does make ice cream as well with their creative concoctions. We are now lucky enough to live in the Bay Area where folks are constantly coming up with creative food combinations. Michelle said she could remember lobster ice cream and corn on the cob ice cream from summers spent on the east coast. My favorite ice cream has always been Graeters, a Cincinnati, OH original. But now there are creative ice cream shops in every major city such as Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (Chocolate w/ Cornflakes, Queen City Cayenne, Thai Chili) in Columbus, OH and Humphry Slocombe in SF.
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is sold at their shop and at a gourmet food market in SF by the scoop ($2.50 a scoop) or pint ($8).
Humphry Slocombe Creative Flavors
I tried the Morning Secret that consists of Jim Beam, flour, corn flakes, vanilla, and butter. Boy was it buttery and the Beam was subtle! It actually reminded me of a fancier version of a superman ice cream! Michelle tried the Pepper-Mint Chip that was a combination of fresh chopped mint with Cubeb Pepper, and Valhrona Chocolate Chips. She said that the Pepper-Mint Chip was surprisingly a great combination that she expected to fail, but it just didn’t!
2790 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110