Humphry Slocombe San Francisco: Whiskey & Cornflakes Ice Cream!

Michelle, a SF foodie friend, and I were talking about this and decided that the first food maker that we can remember who mixed spices and various combinations of flavors was Vosges Haut Chocolat.   Vosges does make ice cream as well with their creative concoctions.  We are now lucky enough to live in the Bay Area where folks are constantly coming up with creative food combinations.  Michelle said she could remember lobster ice cream and corn on the cob ice cream from summers spent on the east coast.  My favorite ice cream has always been Graeters, a Cincinnati, OH original.  But now there are creative ice cream shops in every major city such as Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (Chocolate w/ Cornflakes, Queen City Cayenne, Thai Chili) in Columbus, OH and Humphry Slocombe in SF.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is sold at their shop and at a gourmet food market in SF by the scoop ($2.50 a scoop) or pint ($8).

Humphry Slocombe Creative Flavors

I tried the Morning Secret that consists of Jim Beam, flour, corn flakes, vanilla, and butter.  Boy was it buttery and the Beam was subtle!  It actually reminded me of a fancier version of a superman ice cream!  Michelle tried the Pepper-Mint Chip that was a combination of fresh chopped mint with Cubeb Pepper, and Valhrona Chocolate Chips.  She said that the Pepper-Mint Chip was surprisingly a great combination that she expected to fail, but it just didn’t!

2790 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94110

4 comments… add one
  • Hey, Les. This is Ryan from Jeni’s. Thanks for the mention and link; much obliged.

    Though of course Graeter’s has been at it for a looooong time, it’s worth mentioning, I think, that Jeni started making her ice cream back in 1996 — first, as Scream, through 2000, and then as Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams since 2002.

    There are indeed creative ice cream shops in every major city now — it’s great isn’t it? — but, back then, there weren’t.

  • Thanks Ryan!

    I wish I would have known about Jeni back then. I grew up in Ohio until I was in my 20’s. The North Market Jeni’s I do remember from at least 2001.

    My brother says, Jeni’s is by far his favorite ever ice cream!

  • Jenni’s in Columbus is the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life by far. My favorite flavor by far was the Cacao Curry Coco. It was by far the best but I don’t think they make it anymore for some reason. It was amazing.

    I live in the SF Bay Area now but Nothing even comes close.

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