A Hot Sunday Dream–Ice Cream!

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Golly.  Like most of the southwest this weekend, it was sizzling.  A nice lazy weekend.  Spent sewing, catching up on some sappy movies.  The fan right on me.

Not surprisingly, the heat seemed to guide my internet searches into certain arenas.  I’m an ice cream fan.  BIG TIME.  I love the ice cream diversity in Los Angeles.  All cultures get their chill on here.

What I found myself looking for and not quite finding, though, was an old-fashioned kind of ice cream parlor.  But one with a bit of edge and sophistication.   I found just what I was looking for when I stumbled onto the website of the Ice Cream Bar, in San Francisco.

Take a look at the website.  The fountain itself is a charmer.  Very old school.  Check it here: The Ice Cream Bar

And the menu.  Dear Lord.  The MENU.  Check it out for yourself.  I devoured it this afternoon.  Then showed it to D. after dinner. Now, heading to bed, I am still thinking of what exlicir, what concoction would I choose.  MMMMMM…..

I’ll let you decide for yourself.  *Sweet* dreams.

XXX

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PS:  Here is a small peek at the offerings.  Not including the ice cream treats themselves, nor the food or other drink.  Sheesh!

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For those 21 and over – these fountain sodas contain alcohol

ANGOSTURA PHOSPHATE

Angostura Bitters, lemon juice, fountain syrup, acid phosphate, soda

DUBLIN HONEY

Guinness, caramelized honey ice cream, Valrhona chocolate syrup, a float of Graham’s 10 year old tawny port

THE TONGUE TWISTER

Lillet, lemon juice, lavender and orris root tinctures, egg white*, turbinado syrup, soda

ROYAL RED MILKSHAKE

Duchesse De Bourgogne Flemish Red Ale, Sandeman Royal Ambrosante 20 year old sherry, strawberr y ice cream, turbinado syrup

THE REBOUND FLING

Speakeasy Payback Porter, morello cherry ice cream, sour cherry syrup, lactart

phosphates

Flavored sodas with acid phosphate

WILD CHERRY PHOSPHATE

Tart cherry syrup, wild cherry bark tincture, acid phosphate, gum foam, soda

TOUCH OF GREY

Candy cap mushroom syrup, acid phosphate, cream, soda

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PHOSPHATE

Strawberry puree, lemon juice, rhubarb root tincture, rose geranium extract, white fountain syrup, acid phosphate, soda

CHOCOLATE PHOSPHATE

House made chocolate syrup, phosphate, soda

lactarts

Flavored sodas with lactart, a milk acid which imparts a drying quality

THE PASSION PROJECT

House-blended chai tea tincture, turbinado syrup, cream, lactart, soda, tobacco aromatic**

A STALK IN THE PARK

Celery seed extract, fountain syrup, cream, lactart, soda, celery stalk, fresh mint

PETALUMA TART

Straus organic yogurt, turbinado syrup, a double-dose of lactart, soda

frappes floats

Sodas made with ice cream

NEW ORLEANS HANGOVER

Chicory coffee syrup, soda, golden eagle tincture, sweet cream ice cream, soda

TINY BUBBLES

Fresh lime, 5-spice and black peppercorn tinctures, turbinado syrup, roasted pineapple ice cream, soda

BONNE VIE No. 2

Fresh pink grapefruit, turbinado syrup, citric acid, basil ice cream, fresh basil

malts milkshakes

Shaken with milk, egg, and ice in the old-fashioned style

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

Juliet’s rye-based butterscotch syrup, eggs*, malted cream, blackstrap molasses

SUMMER IN SIAM

Cold-brewed Bicycle coffee, sweetened condensed milk, egg*, salt

THE WORLD’S BEST PISTACHIO MILKSHAKE

(made for 2 to share) Raw Sicilian pistachio syrup, pistachio ice cream, cream, tart cherry whipped cream.  This one’s for you Ms. Chastain

house built classics

Traditional fountain sodas

RUSSELL’S SASSAFRAS ROOT BEER

Our cold-brewed sassafras based elixir made with 11 herbs and spices

COLE STREET COLA

A true cola made from our proprietary blend of 15 botanicals, including kola nut and “spent” coca leaf extract

GINGER BEER

Ginger root tincture, lemon and lime extracts, turbinado syrup, citric acid, hellfire tincture

TONIC

Honey, cinchona tincture, juniper aromatic, citric acid, soda, lime wheel

THE HAMILTON

Fresh lemon, a spoonful of ice cream, malt, fountain syrup, soda

soda jerk specials

THE ORANGE-SICLE

Fresh orange juice, tangerine and vanilla extracts, cream, turbinado syrup, citric acid, soda

THE CRÈME OF SODAS

Sarsaparilla tincture, vanilla extract, turbinado syrup, egg white*, lactart, soda

                

BUILD YOUR OWN SODA

CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR

Allspice

Anise

Basil

Bergamot

Birch

Cinnamon

Dill weed

Fennel seed

Gardenia

Grapefruit

Lemon

Lime

Nutmeg

Orange- bitter

Orange- sweet

Peppermint

Rosemary

Rosewood

Sage

Sassafras

Spearmint

Tangerine

Vanilla

Wintergreen

Make it a float

Add a house-made tincture

( over 80 tinctures available, consult your Jerk for the day’s offerings )

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