Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
I first heard about Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream on a local television talk show program. This one of a kind ice cream shop serves crazy, unique, and unlikely ice cream flavors, and they are delicious. The ice cream has the most wonderful texture and you can feel the smooth rich Straus Cream (the brand they use) coat your tongue.
Located in the Mission District of San Francisco this small storefront provides indoor and outdoor seating. Humphry Slocombe’s offers about 12 different flavors of ice cream and sorbets daily. The flavors rotate, as their repertoire is much greater than 12.
One signature flavor is Secret Breakfast, which is bourbon and cornflakes. The cornflakes stay crunchy and the bourbon provides a bit of a zing. Holiday offerings range from Pumpkin, to Guinness Gingerbread, to a flavor with Red Hot candies. I’ve also heard about special holiday treats, such as on St. Patricks Day a sundae with Guinness Ice Cream topped with Lucky Charms and Whipped Cream.
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream also pairs with a number of other restaurants and food vendors in the San Francisco area. Using Boccalone prosciutto bones, a Prosciutto Ice Cream is made. I have yet to try it, but I’ve heard the bones are steeped in the cream to provide the salty flavor. McEvoy Olive Oil provides a wonderful fruity, citrusy olive oil to create an absolutely amazing Olive Oil Ice Cream.
Toppings and Sundaes are also available, as well as purchasing pints to take home.
2790 Harrison Street at 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110