On our recent trip to San Francisco, DH and I discovered another ice cream shop gem: Mitchell’s Ice Cream. A family owned business, around since 1953, Mitchell’s makes super premium ice cream with 16% butterfat. One of the reasons I wanted to try it was because of the unique flavor offerings.
Once we were inside, it was hard to choose. There were so many flavors. They also sell half gallons that you can purchase. If I were able to transport it back to San Diego, I would have bought quite a few.
There were quite a few Filipino-centric flavors. After sampling quite a few, we finally made our decision.
Ube and buko coconut
They had two coconut flavors: buko (baby coconut) and macapuno (sweet coconut). We had sampled both, but preferred the subtler buko which had small chunks of coconut inside too. Our absolute favorite was the ube though. It was so rich and creamy, with just enough ube flavor. I really wish I could have brought this one home.
Halo Halo and Horchata
The horchata had a sweet caramel swirl. I chose the Halo Halo because I love all the colors of the different kinds of beans used in Halo Halo and was surprised to see them all incorporated into the ice cream.
We really loved this place, with their rich and creamy ice cream. It was some of the creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had. No ice chunks anywhere to be found.
This is definitely on my must visits next time I go back to San Francisco. If only they had one closer to San Diego.
Mitchell’s Ice Cream
688 San Jose Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110