I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream—And Gelato, Sorbetto and Paletas

By Kathleen Thompson Hill / Photography By Natalie Gantz & Cody Gantz | May 24, 2017
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YOUR ROAD MAP TO LOCAL SCOOP SHOPS


I have often noted over the years that even the staunchest of grown up “eat healthy and get into shape” resolutions seem unable to withstand the siren song of ice cream. Perhaps it is the yearning to re-create happy childhood memories, so often accompanied by dripping ice cream cones, which produces such compelling cravings.

Growing up in Berkeley, my favorite ice cream flavor was Neapolitan, offering stripes of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla all in one rectangular-shaped paper carton. My older brother always wanted the chocolate part, and he usually got it.

We and our ice cream options have become much more sophisticated since those days, perhaps nowhere more so than here in the Bay Area. World class dairy and the bounty of locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and even distilled spirits, combine to take America’s favorite frozen confection to new heights.

We suggest using this “road map” to local scoop shops in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties to make your own sweet memories this summer. We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite flavors from each, and we’d love to see your favorites, too! Many shops add new offerings daily, according to what’s at the height of ripeness and flavor, so you can go back again and again. Tag your ice cream photos on Instagram with #ediblemarinandwinecountry to be entered to win an Ice Cream Lover’s Package from the retails shops of the Culinary Institute of America. Locations at the Greystone campus in St. Helena and at the newly opened CIA at Copia in Napa. CIAChef.edu/Spice-Islands-Marketplace and CIAatCopia.com/store.

Photo 1: Posie owner Kyle Caporicci
Photo 4: Three Twins owner Neal Gottlieb in his famous ice cream pants, as seen on Season 32 of the TV show “Survivor.”

LA MICHOACANA NATURAL ICE CREAM

Frozen chocolate – covered Bananas
Tequila
Guyabana
Mexican Vanilla
Pinon
Sweet Corn
Mamey
Mango
Coconut
Guava

NOVATO & SONOMA
@lamich.icecream

POSIE

Grass-Fed
Blackberry Violet
Buttered Whiskey
Scented Beeswax
Cognac Brown Butter Maple
Praline Sunflower
Rose Cassis
Lemon Verbena

LARKSPUR • @PosieIceCream

THREE TWINS ORGANIC ICE CREAM

Sea Salt Caramel
Lemon Cookie
Mint Confetti
Dads Cardamom
Mocha Difference
Chocolate Malt

LARKPUR, NAPA & SF
ThreeTwinsIceCream.com

NIMBLE & FINN’S

Straw berry Butter milk
Coriander
Honeyed Peach
Rhubarb Crisp
Apple Bourbon Bacon Brittle
Icebox Cake
Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
Lavender Honeycomb
Coffee Stout
Plum Bourbon Swirl

GUERNEVILLE
NimbleAndFinns.com

NOCI GELATO

Gianduia
Stracciatell
Pistachio
Nocciola

MILL VALLEY • NociGelato.com

FRATI GELATO

Frate (Mas carp one, Modena Balsamic Vinegar, Pistachios and Pine Nuts)
Fior de Latte
Caramelized Fig
Almost Crunchy Coconut
Peach Cobbler
Animal Cookie
Regina Olive Oil
Belgian Chocolate
Blood Orange

NAPA • FratiGelatoCafe.com

ANETTE’S CHOCOLATES & ICE CREAM

Mint Truffle
Vanilla
Chocolate
Italian Cherry

NAPA • Anettes.com

LALA’S CREAMERY

Grasshopper
Ear l Grey & Honey
Ginger
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Banana Peanut Butter Fudge
Horchata
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
Maple Bacon Chocolate Ganache

PETALUMA
DowntownBakery.net

SCREAMIN’ MIMI’S

Praline Pecan
Pepper mint Stick
Cookie Dough
Cinnamon Coffee Fudge
Deep Dar k Sec ret
Apricot Swirl
Makers Mark
Coconut Caramel Cookie
Crumble

SEBASTOPOL
ScreaminMimisIceCream.com

DOWNTOWN BAKERY & CREAMERY

Chai
Caramel Caramel
Meyer Lemon
Blackberry
Mexican Chocolate

HEALDSBURG
DowntownBakery.net

FAIRFAX SCOOP

Vanilla Lavender
Vegan Vanilla Fudge
Chocolate Grass hopper
Ginger Ripple
Chai Spice

FAIRFAX
415-453-3130

SWEET SCOOPS

Watmaugh Strawberry
Serres Blueberry
Mare Island Chocolate Stout
Vegan CocoaMint
Balsamic Raspberry
Fretzel
Aperol Orange Sorbet

SONOMA PLAZA & WEEKEND CART AT CORNERSTONE SONOMA
SweetScoopslceCream.com

NOBLE FOLK ICE CREAM & PIE BAR

Pump kin Chocolate
Speculoos Cookie Batter
Corn Flake Crown Maple
Black Sesame Coconut
Blackberry Rosemary
Japanese Purple Yam
Matcha Almond Green Tea
Strawberry Sage

HEALDSBURG
TheNobleFolk.com

Article from Edible Marin & Wine Country at http://ediblemarinandwinecountry.ediblecommunities.com/eat/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-ice-cream-and-gelato-sorbetto-and-paletas
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