Sloan’s Ice Cream, a Florida-based luxury ice cream shop, recently opened a location inside the UTC Mall.
I’m not familiar with the chain, but I saw the “coming soon” signs months ago and I have a serious sweet tooth, so I made an excuse to drag Mr. K to the mall so we could go check it out.
The store is really quite a sight –with dozens of glittering chandeliers, bright pink walls, candy dispensers, stuffed animals, chocolate sweets, and a full ice cream menu– it is like a Sugar Wonderland.
It was hard to figure out where to start, but we decided to focus on the ice cream, which also has countless options. You can choose from their 30+ flavors, get a milkshake, ice cream float, soft serve, etc. There’s also an enticing menu of sundaes including a “kitchen sink,” like the ones you often see on of those food show challenges.
While I was very tempted by a brownie sundae, we decided to stick with ice cream for now.
One thing that makes their ice cream “luxury” is the ingredients used. Flavors like carrot cake has pieces of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting mixed in, apple pie has apple pie mixed in, etc.
The employees were very patient and let us sample several flavors before we made our choices.
Small Cup with Cookie Monster and Vincenzo’s Nutella Vanilla
This is the smallest cup size. At first, when I looked at the menu, I thought $4.99 was a little expensive for a small, but then I saw the portions. They really packed a lot of ice cream in here and they let you choose two flavors.
These were my favorite two flavors. The cookie monster has chunks of Oreos and homemade chocolate chip cookies. The Nutella Vanilla had solid pieces of Nutella, almost like Nutella chips, which I really loved. The ice cream itself was creamy and silky smooth.
Small Cup with Coffee and Doughnuts and Carrot Cake
While I like the idea of krispy kreme with my ice cream, I felt like the chunks of doughnuts were few and far between and I mostly had coffee ice cream in this cup. The carrot cake was a good, but quite sweet from the cream cheese frosting.
Overall, we had a great first time here. I can’t wait to come back for more ice cream and I really want to tackle the sundae menu.
Sloan’s Ice Cream
4458 La Jolla Dr. F-13
San Diego, CA 92122