Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream had their grand opening this weekend. They offer 32 flavors of Tropical Dreams super premium (at least 18% butterfat) ice cream and sorbets made in Hawaii. And most importantly, they offer ice cream flights!
I’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of this store for quite a while and it did not disappoint. I loved the decor, with the spring green walls and the wood slab tables. They even have a display of ice cream scoops.
There were so many interesting flavors to choose from, which is why we started with an ice cream flight. You have choices of 4, 5, or 6 flavors and the ice creams are scooped into mini cones, giving you small tastes of each flavor for those who simply can’t pick just one or two, or for those who just love the idea of adorable mini ice cream cone flights.
Front row: mango cream, Kona coffee toffee, macadamia nut
Back row: lychee cream, Tahitian vanilla
The ice cream flight was so cute and the mini cones were fun to eat. I found the pale pink lychee one especially precious.
We enjoyed all the ice creams we tried, though the lychee one was more like a sorbet than ice cream.
While the ice cream flight was enough to satisfy most people, we didn’t want to miss out on the buy 1 get 1 free scoop special for the grand opening, so we found ourselves back in line to get two full scoops.
Macadamia Nut and Green Tea
Mr. K was a big fan of the macadamia nut from our mini flight so he ordered a full scoop of it. I opted to try another new flavor, green tea.
Overall, we enjoyed our ice cream here and the friendliness of the staff. I actually prefer the super premium Hawaiian ice cream flavors offered at Lappert’s (which also has Dole Whip as an added bonus), but I like the convenient location of Hammond’s and its promixity to so many good restaurants, making it a great place to get dessert after.
Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream
3077 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104