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Smitten Ice Cream

Smitten Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop$$$$
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
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  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJune 3, 2014
    Come for the liquid nitrogen show, stay for the delicious Strawberry White Balsamic Ice Cream. This little stall in Hayes Valley is too cool & so much fun. Read about my visit on WinstonWanders below! Read more
  • Sofie G.
    Sofie GrahamAugust 9, 2014
    This is THE best ice cream in the city. It's made to order, and so delicious, especially the tcho chocolate. They sometimes have strange flavours like lavender and olive oil.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Easily the smoothest ice cream you'll ever have. Made to order with liquid nitrogen. Their flavors are limited to two or three. Usually vanilla, chocolate, and something more... unusual.
  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerJanuary 6, 2015
    They freeze your ice cream in front of you with liquid nitrogen. If you're lucky, Salted Caramel will be on the menu today. Don't forget to read the story on the wall!
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 1, 2014
    This ice cream is so yummy & they freeze it right in front of your eyes w/ modern technology (liquid nitrogen). Their chocolate is good, but if they have olive oil with lavender shortbread get it!
  • Tagel S.
    Tagel Shaked ZingerMarch 26, 2016
    The chocolate is the best. The cookie dough with chocolate chip is awesome. If you're with a friend you can take one of each and switch one scoop so both of you can enjoy both tastes 😋
  • TOMS
    TOMSFebruary 10, 2012
    Using only fresh & local ingredients, this is the most decadent ice cream in town! Grab a cone of on of their unique flavors like Rhubarb Crisp & then head over to Patricia's Green park to enjoy it.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FuSeptember 8, 2015
    Always a line outside Smitten but not too bad. I got the cookie dough with Pretzels and Chocolate chips. The two topping well blended and neither of them tasted extremely strong. Very delicious!
  • Flavia S.
    Flavia StefaniNovember 22, 2012
    Most delicious ice cream I have ever had in my life. It's as soft as butter! They make it on demand, right there in front of you, so that its rich in texture and flavor. Yummy!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Each flavor is inspired by what’s in season; go during the summer months and you might find sweet corn, caramelized peach, or strawberry white balsamic. Read more
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BarkerOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A constantly rotating list of ice cream with about 4-5 choices a day. The most interesting flavor I've tried was olive oil. The texture of the ice cream is a stand-out here, impossibly smooth.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMarch 19, 2012
    Lemon Meyer Cookie was phenomenal. Also, I never thought Olive Oil would make a great ice cream topping - but it's totally amazing! Do not try their popsicles, they are neither refreshing nor sweet.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelApril 14, 2015
    Probably the best texture of any ice cream I've had. The flavors were good but not amazing. If bi-rite and these guys had a baby, there'd never be a reason to go anywhere else.
  • Romain V.
    Romain VezirianMarch 29, 2015
    This is a must try place for ice cream lovers - probably in my all-time top 3. Pro tip: get the brown sugar caramel with your ice cream. Definitely worth it.
  • Norbert H.
    Norbert HuMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This beats just about any homemade ice cream you have ever had. Imagine Kelvin (the ice cream machine that is) turn milk and other ingredients into ice cream right in front of your eyes. In 1 minute!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacJuly 28, 2015
    This place is great, especially if you catch it without a line. Fresh, tasty, and pure ice cream made to order. Perfect with the park and beer garden right there too.
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FMay 5, 2013
    They use liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream and each batch is made fresh to order. Seasonal flavors all year round, so you never know what will be on the board!
  • TOMS
    TOMSJanuary 30, 2012
    Smitten uses fresh and local ingredients in their decadent ice cream. Try a unique flavor like Rhubarb Crisp ice cream and then head to Patricia’s Green Park just a hop, skip and jump away.
  • Jon M.
    Jon McDonaldApril 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The ice cream is made with super good ingredients and frozen with liquid nitrogen for each order. It's an experience. You're in luck if they're serving Rhubarb Pie (get the topping).
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellOctober 11, 2015
    It happens before your eyes. Fresh flavours like creme fraiche with pear and caramel sauce work and when you put them in a waffle cup,well then you say God damn👊🏻
  • Amy M.
    Amy MatsunoMay 4, 2014
    Holy crap, best ice cream I've ever had. Each serving is made fresh right in front of you and the texture is so smooth! I got the Strawberry White Balsamic - epic.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SánchezJuly 24, 2016
    Such a unique experience! The ice cream is perfection. I got the "cookies & cream with almonds and pretzels" and topped it off with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Wow.
  • Maya B.
    Maya ByrneMarch 3
    Made to order ice cream. Awesome array of flavors, sauces, and toppings. 1 medium is perfect for 2 to share!
  • James
    JamesOctober 9, 2013
    Simply the most incredible ice-cream you will ever eat. Incredibly fresh and some delicious flavours. Don't balk at the idea of queuing - it's absolutely worth it.
  • Shruthi K.
    Shruthi KSJuly 10
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the tcho chocolate. Have tried some of their other flavours like blueberry lavender, Sonoma rose, Earl grey are flavourful too
  • Timothy R.
    Timothy RobertJuly 17, 2013
    Spicy Carmel may seem like a risk, but it's a risk one needs to take. Trust me on this. Get it with chocolate ice-cream first because it's a sure win!
  • Peggy L.
    Peggy LiApril 6, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The Fresh Mint Chip is heavenly. Perfectly smooth and creamy, and the first taste makes you feel like you're smelling mint leaves outside on a summery day.
  • gail.
    gail.October 22, 2014
    The texture of their iced cream is sublime. Spicy caramel & cinnamon shortbread crumbles are my favorite toppings.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.July 16, 2014
    Liquid nitrogen ice cream; is that gimmicky? Andrew vilifies them for only having non-adventurous flavors ("salted caramel! tcho chocolate!"), but the texture is quite nice.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LeeDecember 8, 2013
    I ate here twice in the same day and I am only slightly ashamed. Their cones are great -- super crunchy and thick so the ice cream won't leak through the bottom.
  • Joanna
    JoannaMay 7
    Delightfully fun ice cream store that makes servings in small batches to order. Loved the strawberry-rhubarb!
  • David M.
    David MazzaJanuary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a regular with a suggested topping. Amazing every time.
  • Allie B.
    smitten over this ice cream, but for my fellow strugglers with decision-making, you can only choose one flavor, and don't try to reason with them!
  • Jessica @.
    The salted caramel is better than Bi-Rite! Watch them make your scoop as you wait..and be sure to get the cone! 75cents but totally worth it--tastes like a buttery fortune cookie :)
  • Iris Y.
    Iris Y.May 7, 2013
    The line moves fast, so don't fret! Order the strawberry with balsamic vinegar ice cream topped by chocolate caramel bits for a surprisingly good treat..
  • Robin S.
    Robin SinghviApril 21, 2013
    Amazingly smooth icecream! They have an ultra-scientific to make ice cream to order! You have to see it (and eat it) to believe it!
  • Ting S.
    Ting SNovember 7, 2015
    It's fun to see how they make ice cream in front of you. They change their monthly new favor regularly, but the permanent favors are delicious too.
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Smitten is the best! Get any flavor and add in their waffle cone made daily. So good!
  • Caro S.
    Great ice cream. Only few tastes, changing on regular basis. Definitely go for the small size if you are eating alone. Is anyways a huge portion!
  • Irene M.
    Irene MApril 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Made to order from fresh natural ingredients. Hands down the best ice cream I have ever had. And I have had a lot of ice cream.
  • Edmund O.
    Edmund O'NeillJune 4, 2015
    They make it right in front of you! Be sure to get some sauce. The 60% chocolate was beyond good.
  • SF BRAVO! CLUB
    SF BRAVO! CLUBOctober 19, 2011
    All natural and made right on the spot- grab some ice cream before a show! Don't forget to try their toppings too! The nibs are my personal favorite.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BraceSeptember 21, 2014
    Fantastic ice cream, keep it simple and try the vanilla with Salted Caramel. The ice cream is full of flavour you won't be disappointed.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenMay 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Salted caramel is at the perfect sweetness level. Cookie dough, though delicious, is way too sweet and rich that would ruin the entire experience.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 31, 2015
    There's nothing gimmicky about making ice cream with liquid nitrogen when it tastes this good. The Tcho chocolate is smooth and velvety. Leave it bare, one scoop is just the right amount.
  • Patrick
    PatrickOctober 16, 2012
    Skip the Froyo tonight and get some handmade ice cream, this stuff was unlike anything I've ever had before. If you're a newbie, ask advice from the staff!
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KAugust 14, 2014
    Liquid nitrogen makes the ice cream so smooth yet still rich. Cinnamon shortbread on top of vanilla ice cream. Use paypal for $5 discount!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Rhubarb Crunch Ice Cream - Dense, smooth and refreshing kelvin-made ice cream (frozen by dry ice before your eyes). Loved the flavor.
  • Paresh D.
    Paresh DaveJuly 14, 2012
    Smooth as promised. Get the berry sundae for $7.75. Sub the flavor of the day for the vanilla. Ginger peach was sweet as tho didn't taste the ginger much.
  • Kritarth J.
    Kritarth JainSeptember 30, 2016
    Get the cookie dough with pretzel with caramel sauce on top! You will never enjoy another ice cream after that. #sorrynotsorry
  • Vivian H.
    Vivian HuangJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    if you come here craving the earl gray with chocolate chips flavor, and they are OUT for unclear reasons -- do not order the blood orange flavor bc it will just taste like regret.
  • Anna K.
    Very unusual mix and freshly made. Loved the goat cheese with apricot compote ice cream
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WangSeptember 3, 2013
    The seasonal sweet corn ice cream tastes just like corn picked at its best! Be sure to get the berry compote on top
  • Benedict C.
    Benedict CorpuzJune 15, 2013
    Summer is Coming! Check in between June 7 and June 21, 2013 to help your fave ice cream shop win with #GameOfCones in your shout out.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FalkenthalMarch 7, 2016
    Cookie dough pretzel chocolate chip ice cream. What is there not to like?
  • Dan K.
    Dan KimJuly 30, 2013
    They do make each ice cream flavor one batch at a time, so expect a wait. The vanilla is an absolute must. Heavy on the dairy though.
  • Roshan S.
    Roshan SadananiJune 1, 2016
    Really really good ice cream, and you can watch it being made! Perfect location too, right next to Patricia's Green
  • Suz .
    Suz 🍋July 8, 2016
    'Nerdy' ice cream made-to-order using high-tech mixer. Ice cream is made with liquid nitrogen. I can nerd out to earl grey 🍦.
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine SDecember 30, 2013
    Really creamy and fresh... Mint chocolate chip is the right amount of sweet. Probably the smoothest ice cream I've had
  • Haleigh T.
    Haleigh TutrowNovember 25, 2012
    If they have the Apple Cinnamon flavor, get it with the brown sugar caramel sauce! It tastes exactly like an Apple Pie Crumble!
  • David D.
    David DyTangMay 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Every flavor on the list is excellent. Watch and marvel at the freshly made liquid nitrogen ice cream!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoothest ice cream that I have ever tasted. TCHO chocolate or balsamic strawberry are two of my favorites.
  • Pranav P.
    Pranav PiyushNovember 9, 2013
    Salted caramel ice cream here is awesome! Oh and everything is made fresh right in front of you... Unbelievable!
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hop in line when they open and get the chance to comfortably watch the brristas work their magic.
  • scott ..
    scott ...August 20, 2014
    Sweet corn and oatmeal raisin are the ice cream of the crop. Don't hesitate to try one if available.
  • Ed S.
    Ed ShelleyFebruary 4, 2016
    Does ‘as you order’ ice cream-so they make it right in front of you and have certain flavors of the day!
  • Spoon C.
    Spoon CarvalhoMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Blood orange and mint and chip are to die for! What am I saying. It's all damn good!!
  • Siannfair
    SiannfairMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order two kiddie-size instead of one regular size so you can try more flavor combos (hint: they're all good!)
  • Ashley B.
    Amazing! Made fresh in front of you. Many unique flavors of ice cream.
  • Andreas S.
    Andreas SkielboeDecember 26, 2013
    Smoothest ice cream you will ever eat! Taste is good but not that interesting. The whole thing is a little gimmicky.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MizrahiJuly 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh mint chip is like eating a mint plant. It's so fresh.
  • C T.
    C TJanuary 6, 2014
    Excellent unique ice cream shop. Unlike any ice cream shop I've been to. Worth the stop
  • jocelyn L.
    jocelyn L.August 20, 2012
    COCONUT BRITTLE should be added to EVERYTHING and ANYTHING! and always get the waffle cone- only way to go!
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle C.June 16, 2013
    You must try their salted Carmel ice cream with TCHO chocolate sauce - sooo good yet not too rich!
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiJuly 19, 2014
    My favorite ice cream on the face of the planet. It really doesn't get any fresher than this.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LimAugust 15
    Great ice cream. Original vanilla with chocolate fudge topping was yummy. Worth the wait.
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LeeAugust 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Made to order, so unfortunately you can't combine scoops of different flavors
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AizussSeptember 14, 2015
    Most interesting/unique tasting cookie dough ice cream (in a good way). It's cool to watch them make it
  • Troy C.
    Troy CoxAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Homemade organic ice cream made to order. Only four flavors but they're all amazing!
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I absolutely love this place! Get the Creme Fraiche ice cream with cinnamon short bread topping.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 20, 2014
    Be aware that the regular size is biiig. - go for the Salted Caramel with the chocolate sauce
  • Nipun S.
    Nipun SachdevOctober 24, 2015
    Their mint chocolate chip is the freshest tasting ice cream I have ever had! Delicious!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJanuary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Robyn creates awesome flavors. I really enjoyed the spring herb ice cream - rosemary, thyme, basil & mint.
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoSeptember 24, 2015
    So good! Seriously, don't miss out on this place. It's a whole experience on making ice cream.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HApril 12, 2013
    A small = 2 scoops. Ask for the munchkin size if you want just 1 scoop. It's $3 and not on the menu.
  • Nancy T.
    Nancy TranJuly 7, 2015
    I find the whole liquid nitrogen thing too gimmicky. It takes them so long to mix up your ice cream. Although the texture is very smooth, I can get a creamy scoop of ice cream somewhere else.
  • Steve V.
    Steve VJuly 7, 2011
    Brown sugar was really good! I got a small but wish I got a large! Coolest part is when they took my payment on an ipad!
  • Derek C.
    Derek CollinsSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the popsicles and ginger beer floats in addition to their incredible ice cream!
  • Pinkwhiskey g.
    Pinkwhiskey girlJune 20, 2011
    seriously the best ice cream you will ever experience! and they use Square to pay with which makes me love them even more!!!
  • Puu K.
    Puu KampolratanaFebruary 12, 2015
    Liquid nitrogen icecream machine sounds exciting but the salted caramel doesn't suit my liking at all. The earl grey is alright though. The Bi-rite creamery does the earl grey better in my opinion.
  • Al B.
    Al B.January 1, 2015
    Go here for the unique liquid nitrogen experience!
  • Linzi B.
    Linzi BerryAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Even though it's not on the sign, there is a 'munchkin' size - smaller than a small. You just have to ask for it.
  • Shawn G.
    Shawn GreenFebruary 14, 2013
    Fresh local ingredients ice cream made in front of you. I am a sucker for sweets.
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightAugust 16, 2011
    Don't be afraid of the line. The one-bowl-at-a-time experience is worth it. And add the nibs to your order.
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    TCHO chocolate on a cone with homemade whipped cream! $7 but delicious.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeOctober 27, 2014
    Ice cream flavors taste like the real thing for better or for worse. Mint chocolate chip is delicious and tastes like biting into a mint leaf. Squash is not great, like eating a cold pumpkin pie.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    Single served ice cream prepared with liquid nitrogen -- you won't get texture like this anywhere else
  • Erica M.
    Erica MarshallMay 7, 2012
    Nice rich chocolate TCHO ice cream, cool process for making it, but limited selection of flavors (3).
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 3, 2012
    Founder Robyn Goldman has wheeled her way through a string of food blogs, onto national TV and into this 40-foot corrugated shipping container in Hayes Valley.
  • Erica
    EricaAugust 26, 2014
    First time here and I got the sweet corn with berries! Yum!
  • David A.
    David AdamsAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Warning: the ice cream is dense and delicious and the regular size is large. Add toppings.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeJuly 28, 2014
    Get an ice cream with fresh fruit and pretend you are eating healthy
  • Phillip O.
    Phillip OzakiOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Olive Oil was adventurous and interesting. I'd say worth the risk, but I'd stick with vanilla or caramel for next time.
  • Rip E.
    Rip EmpsonJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the best ice cream in SF. Hands down. Take it from me, I'm an Ice Cream Doctor.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PFebruary 24, 2015
    Pricey, but a very unique ice cream experience! Earl grey is so good
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinMay 18, 2013
    Always add a $1 for the waffle cone. Small is one scoop, regular is about 2.5 x that.
  • Tove S.
    Tove SvenssonAugust 16, 2015
    Love that they make the ice cream as you order
  • Bobbie M.
    Bobbie McLellanFebruary 12
    Had the cookie dough ice cream. A tad too sweet, but overall delicious.
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamDecember 30, 2015
    Best mint chip; refreshing and not cloyingly sweet unlike others out there.
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BarkerNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get any kelvin-made ice cream...#10 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2012. Homemade almond brittle is delicious on any flavor!
  • Stewart A.
    Stewart AlsopOctober 6, 2011
    Try the Salted Caramel Ice Cream - F--ing amazing! And the chocolate was Tcho, Delish.
  • Shaena
    ShaenaAugust 23, 2012
    The vanilla ice cream with tcho chocolate nibs is a favorite. So good!
  • Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 L.
    Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 LinOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The ice cream here is the consistency of a very creamy lightly chilled mousse -- super smooth but not as hard as I would expect ice cream to be.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph Le1 week ago
    The ice cream is sooo creamy. Get the earl grey with a waffle cone!
  • EMCjoe
    EMCjoeJanuary 14, 2012
    Try the Tcho Chocolate Ice Cream W/ Brown Sugar Caramel - New Favorite! Instant made to order ice cream w/ @TchoChocolate. Fresh, creamy smooth = greatness!
  • Yuri R.
    Yuri RamocanAugust 12
    Ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. The cookie dough sundae (not the exact name) was great. Limited choices, however.
  • Mike
    MikeApril 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The green tea ice cream was amazing...but all the flavors we tried were...gonna be a hot spot this summer..
  • Ed
    EdMarch 17, 2015
    If they have the apple crumble, you should get the apple crumble.
  • cyn k.
    cyn kMarch 27, 2014
    Creamiest ice cream in the city. Their chocolate is amazing.
  • Nichole
    NicholeAugust 6, 2014
    Their ice cream is amazing. I had the salted caramel. #swoon
  • Sarah
    SarahFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the mint chip or earl grey if they have it! Lovely, subtle flavors.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonSeptember 6, 2014
    Salted caramel was delicious, you really only need a small though. Get it in a cone.
  • line a.
    line andermarkJune 17, 2015
    Mint-Chocolate is the best mint icecream I have ever had!
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SalzbergDecember 2, 2015
    Love! All the flavors are amazing!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorMarch 22, 2016
    Very good ice cream made in a exciting and interesting way.
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa CoughlinApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If they have mint chip order it. Don't ask questions just do it.
  • Miguel
    MiguelMarch 8, 2014
    Extremely creative flavours changing regularly. Go for the weirdest ones... you won't fail!
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best icecream in San Francisco placed in the proxy project.
  • Jaydeep S.
    Jaydeep SinghOctober 26, 2013
    It's nice, but not the best of SF Ice Cream. Wished they had more variety. The Salted Caramel is the only one worth getting.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DoerrJanuary 7, 2015
    Chocolate chip cookie dough with pretzels and chocolate sauce...YUM!!
  • Lora S.
    Lora ShmoraSeptember 16, 2011
    Super rich taste, ordered a regular size chocolate with the candied pralines, more than enough to feed 2 people!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarnerMay 6, 2014
    Mint chip ice cream was to die for. So unbelievably good.
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerJune 24, 2013
    I know ice cream and this is the best in SF, hands down!
  • Ourtisan
    OurtisanApril 27, 2011
    The salted caramel ice cream was to die for! Really excited about having Smitten be a part of our community!
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuJuly 26, 2015
    The flight is a good option when your family of three each wants a different flavor
  • Venkatesh H.
    Venkatesh HodavdekarOctober 11, 2015
    Make sure you get your ice cream in a waffle bowl or cone.
  • Bernice C.
    Bernice ChowJuly 25, 2013
    Get the honey nectarine if they have it! It's a subtle taste and you probably won't find it anywhere else:)
  • Chris A.
    Chris AniszczykJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ice cream in SF... highly recommend the pistachio brittle!
  • Anissa
    AnissaDecember 23, 2012
    This was the BEST mint ice cream I've ever had! But be warned, it's a strong fresh mint flavor!
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QMarch 15, 2015
    Exceeded expectations. Get the Earl Grey without chocolate chips
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley HodgsonMay 21, 2012
    Made to order ice cream with magical looking liquid nitrogen fog spewing tasty makers? I'm in!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 2, 2015
    You can get a single scoop "munchkin" size if you ask, it's not on the menu.
  • Youngjae P.
    Youngjae ParkJune 4, 2014
    soft and fresh. I liked vanilla with rose syrup
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoldenNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fresh mint with mint chip... the mint is truly fresh.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LeeDecember 7, 2013
    The mint chip ice cream tastes so authentically minty, not like artificial mint. Yummy.
  • Dana
    DanaJuly 18, 2015
    Amazing ice-cream frozen in front of you using liquid nitrogen.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AckermanSeptember 2, 2014
    If your having a bad day, or a good day, you need to come here
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JohannessonAugust 6, 2016
    The chocolate icecream was the smoothest icecream I ever had, almost Nutella-like 👌
  • William J.
    William JohnsonMarch 3, 2016
    Stop in often to see what rotating flavors are being offered.
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Honey nectarine w/ pistachio brittle: yum! 😋😍
  • TheFatAppleNYC.com
    TheFatAppleNYC.comMarch 18, 2012
    Try the Meyer Lemon With Batter Bits - Tastes like a key lime pie
  • Edwina
    EdwinaJuly 30, 2015
    Pricey and less flavour selection because of the process, but worth a try
  • Diane R.
    Diane RJune 23, 2013
    Yelp lead us here, amazing find! Small batch ice cream what could be better!
  • Toland H.
    Toland HonApril 16, 2015
    The liquid nitrogen is the coolest part of the experience! Pun intended. 😏
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 18
    Be wary of coming late to this location -- they run out of flavors and cones
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the Kelvin-made ice cream is delicious. Yum!
  • Kristine V.
    Kristine VelezAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Made to order ice cream. Simple flavors but really good.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SoongSeptember 6, 2014
    Awesome ice cream made with the Brrr machine!
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 13, 2015
    Personally didn't think it was worth the hype but the fun location is definitely worth a visit
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVayOctober 6, 2014
    Vanilla ice cream with brown sugar caramel
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielFebruary 26, 2015
    Best ice cream I've had in SF.
  • S C.
    S CFebruary 23, 2012
    Try the vanilla on a cone, kiddie size. Add pistachio brittle. Yum!
  • Bkwm J.
    Bkwm JDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sticky toffee pudding w/ walnuts, yum! 😋
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChenJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The vanilla is just incredible. Simple, creamy, and perfect.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SmithSeptember 16, 2013
    You will feel yourself physically age while waiting for your ice cream.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KozielJune 8, 2013
    Get the cone it's arguably as good as ice cream.
  • Cherylynn N.
    Cherylynn NoronaJune 18, 2011
    If you get the Vanilla, make sure to add the Cocoa Nibs Praline!!!
  • David D.
    David DeathJuly 8, 2013
    Ice cream is good. Line is stupid. Try to find someone with the same name and just grab their cone instead of yours.
  • An S.
    An ShengJuly 24
    The tcho 🍫 is so smooth and amazing
  • Omid S.
    Omid ScheybaniSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The ice cream is really delicious but the place is overhyped. I'm surprised they haven't opened more locations yet.
  • Jori L.
    Jori LalloNovember 13, 2011
    They make ice cream with liquid nitrogen on demand. What's not to like?
  • Justin S.
    Justin SalsbureyAugust 26, 2014
    Sweet corn ice cream. Quirky but amazing!
  • John
    JohnMay 30, 2013
    come here on a cold day and it will still cheer you up!
  • Vansi
    VansiJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Two people getting ice cream? Split a pint! You get way more for the same price.
  • Lane B.
    Lane BeckerMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mint chip uses real mint. It's magical.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CookAugust 17, 2011
    Fresh mint in the mint chip! Ice cream made to order with liquid nitrogen!
  • Mariko B.
    Mariko BlakemoreOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    How do you leave a tip for one thing when EVERYTHING is good?! Treat yourself and try something different!
  • Tye C.
    Tye ChaitSeptember 2, 2014
    Small batch ice cream, high quality
  • Brian D.
    Brian DorfmanJuly 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the line by going at unreasonable times, like when it's freezing out or five minutes before closing.
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle O'RiordanOctober 8, 2014
    Too good. There's always a line but it's worth the wait.
  • Vikas V.
    Vikas VadlapatlaSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If they're out of the Salted Caramel, and the TCHO, don't get anything else.
  • Regina P.
    Regina PhelpsMay 22, 2012
    Enemy if you are a purist... Try a flavor with a brittle. Yum!!!!
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The TCHO with the spicy sauce. You won't regret it.
  • Phillip O.
    Phillip OzakiSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The mint was amazing! You really taste it and feel it!
  • Abby C.
    Abby CJuly 1, 2015
    Delicious! Coconut and toasted almond were great.
  • Karen A.
    Karen A.November 9, 2012
    Read ALL the parking signs! Street sweeping on Fridays from noon to 2pm!
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniFebruary 11
    the blood orange with toasted almonds was yum.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CravenMarch 22, 2013
    Get the chocolate ice cream. Just do it.
  • Sergey S.
    Sergey SmirnovJune 4
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome seasonal flavors!
  • Jason W.
    Jason WellsDecember 29, 2015
    Tcho chocolate ice cream is out of this world.
  • Dinakar T.
    Dinakar Tumu3 weeks ago
    One of best chocolate ice cream.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn flavor with berries might be my new favorite flavor
  • John M.
    John Manoogian IIIMarch 10, 2014
    Don't want a full scoop? There's an off-menu baby size scoop you can order: just ask for 'The Munchkin!'
  • Andy M.
    Andy MiriyFebruary 11
    Dark chocolate the way it's meant to be!
  • Danielle
    DanielleMarch 27, 2013
    It was so cool!! Liquid nitrogen ice cream was so neat!
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddSeptember 20, 2015
    I mean. It looks cool. Tastes good. I feel very strong feels for this place
  • Brad T.
    Brad TFebruary 28
    Gimmicky? W/out a doubt. But still pretty good ice cream.
  • Ann C.
    Ann ChenJune 27, 2015
    The rotating flavours are always quality
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomeroMay 4, 2015
    The salted caramel and pretzel cookie dough are amazing
  • Andrew B.
    Amazing concept and flavors, meh staff
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KingAugust 18, 2015
    Get the vegan salted caramel pop! Tastes like a creamsicle!
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoMay 19, 2016
    The mint is out of this world.
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongJune 10, 2013
    Enjoy freshly made ice cream!
  • Sita S.
    Sita SauereggerFebruary 7, 2014
    Earl Grey with Chocolate Chips is amazing!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 13, 2016
    Flavor a change daily and all are amazing.
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnJune 24, 2012
    The cone sounds good but it doesn"t stand up well, better to get a cup.
  • Amy
    AmyNovember 9, 2016
    You've been here before, but take Alice. It's toooo good!
  • Ayaka N.
    Ayaka NonakaJune 19, 2011
    If you enjoy complex, exotic, and delicately balanced flavors, get the Summer Herb. It's absolutely amazing.
  • RoseAnne M.
    RoseAnne MoisesJuly 21, 2013
    Got ripped off on my portion (one scoop instead of two for the small we paid for. Also, the mint chip tasted like a springroll. Thanks guys. You killed ice cream for me.
  • Claire P.
    Claire PedersenJanuary 16, 2015
    Best ice cream in SF! You gotta visit.
  • John D.
    John DonmoyerMarch 14, 2013
    Try putting the ice cream in your mouth to see what it tastes like.
  • Shane M.
    Shane McSimovAugust 17, 2015
    The best ice cream
  • Brandyy S.
    Brandyy SkyeJune 6, 2012
    mint chip is bangin'! fresh mint too!
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is made to order so there are no samples.
  • Ingrid K.
    Ingrid KongMay 10, 2013
    Strawberry Rhubarb all the way. Bits of fiber so it feels healthy.
  • Nikola N.
    Nikola NinkovicOctober 31, 2016
    Amazing sea salt & caramel ice cream!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzMarch 9, 2015
    One of a kind, do yourself a favor and try any ice cream!
  • Caitlin T.
    Caitlin TranJuly 24, 2015
    Nitrogen Ice Cream? yes please! The salted caramel is delicious.
  • Ergin E.
    Ergin EroğluAugust 24, 2015
    Salty caramel is best
  • Ahmed Said C.
    Ahmed Said CalikFebruary 7, 2016
    Best ice in SF
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestJanuary 16, 2013
    Vanilla with coconut brittle is heaven in my mouth
  • Tuomas A.
    Tuomas ArtmanJuly 2, 2012
    Salty caramel. The best ice cream I've ever tasted, anywhere!
  • Lumen B.
    Lumen BigottSeptember 24, 2014
    The best ice cream!
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Perfect if you love science and ice cream.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwindleSeptember 21, 2014
    What is not good. Eat it all!
  • Andy M.
    Andy MatuschakJune 1, 2014
    Ice cream made to order with liquid nitrogen.
  • Marie S.
    Marie ShinJuly 8, 2012
    Tries to be simple but over engineered. The flavors were really muted. Maybe it was an off day
  • Vikas Y.
    Vikas YAugust 25, 2014
    Salted caramel. Sweet corn with berries
  • Ana Clare S.
    Ana Clare SmithOctober 17, 2016
    I love when they have lemon cookie
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Liquid nitrogen ice cream made on the spot
  • Simon F.
    It's like space age ice cream.
  • Elizaveta T.
    Elizaveta T.August 17, 2014
    Tcho, best ice cream in the world👍👍👏👏
  • Howru P.
    Howru PrimeJanuary 18, 2016
    It's really one of the best ice cream in SF.
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangAugust 30, 2011
    freshly churned, dry iced, ultra delicious - mint chocolate chip is astonishing.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangAugust 10, 2016
    Stick to the classics, chocolate or vanilla. Actually can taste the difference
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzAugust 16, 2016
    The ice cream has an interesting texture, but is probably not worth a long wait.
  • Víctor P.
    Víctor PenelaMarch 20, 2016
    Best.ice cream.ever.
  • Dominic T.
    Dominic T.June 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Homemade cone resembles the one found at Ici in Berkeley.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Made while you wait. Don't forget the toppings!
  • Bill C.
    Bill ColquittDecember 8, 2015
    Everything Carmel best
  • Christine N.
    Christine NguyenSeptember 26, 2013
    Tcho krispies + malt caramel + classic vanilla . Munchkin size :)
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesMay 20, 2016
    Get the spicy caramel topping
  • Winter S.
    Winter StarrOctober 15, 2011
    It's all about the Brown Sugar with the Almond Brittle!
  • Christie H.
    Christie HeikkinenNovember 2, 2012
    Watching them make your ice cream is *almost* as fun as eating it
  • mipadi
    mipadiMarch 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Unleash your inner hipster at this quaint little ice cream shop.
  • James G.
    James GuigayomaJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for extra stiff ice cream.
  • Dena N.
    Dena N.July 22, 2016
    Just amazing.
  • Stewart A.
    Stewart AlsopMay 22, 2011
    Try the Salted Caramel Ice Cream - Delicious and it's made with real technology!
  • Watson M.
    Watson MichelJune 19, 2016
    Love the strawberry white balsamic.
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  • Tamera T.
    Tamera ThomasJune 27, 2013
    Get the pride sundae!!! Happy pride SF!
  • Tony
    TonyMay 27, 2013
    gimmicky? yes. amazing ice cream? YES
  • Daphne B.
    Daphne BachSeptember 20, 2013
    Malt caramel topping!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    Try the Rhubarb Ice Cream
  • Dillon C.
    Dillon ChenDecember 23, 2014
    MELT IN YOUR MOUTH ICE CREAM SO GOOD
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningMay 16, 2015
    Liquid nitrogen and the best mixins around.
  • Yousef B.
    Yousef BabatinMay 30, 2016
    Cookie Dough ice cream was on point!
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BoissonJanuary 5, 2014
    Pistachio brittle blew my mind.
  • Zach W.
    Zach WFebruary 22, 2016
    Blood Orange with Pistachio Cookies
  • Brana C.
    Brana ChereshskayaSeptember 29, 2011
    Brown Sugar with Cinnamon Shortbread flavor is amazing!
  • Suzanne L.
    Suzanne LJuly 21, 2012
    Gassy ice cream! Nectarine root beer float...
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SyMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the waffle cone
  • Cassie P.
    Cassie PJuly 17, 2013
    Liquid nitrogen icecream. Almost taste like custard. Vanilla with the brown sugar. Sold.
  • Jonny Y.
    Jonny YoungMay 15, 2016
    it's bomb but the wait is usually dumbass long
  • Elise Marie C.
    Elise Marie CollinsAugust 30, 2013
    Gift coins are brrrific gifts.
  • CJ
    CJJuly 27, 2011
    Credit cards accepted! Sign your name on their iPad and have a receipt texted to you!
  • John R.
    John RamptonMay 26, 2012
    Ask for their special flavors!
  • Butter C.
    Butter CheeseAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vanilla Vanilla Vanilla!!!!!! Heaven on earth Vanilla
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Blood orange w/ pistachio cookie bits.
  • O K.
    O KNovember 22, 2011
    Maple black walnut on a cone! Yes.
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EscobarOctober 26, 2015
    Everything
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RhoadsSeptember 6, 2011
    Get the cone. Seriously, get the cone.
  • Namita D.
    Namita DMay 4, 2011
    Very very rich, get a small... Then eat it in the park!
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the classical vanilla
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NortonMay 18, 2012
    Get the salted Carmel bartledoo cone.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BuhrMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cone for just .75 more.
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 4, 2015
    Ice cream done in dry ice!
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TseAugust 11, 2012
    best ice cream freshly frozen by nitrogen gas
  • Katherine L.
    Katherine LohJanuary 8, 2014
    chocolate ice cream is the bomb diggity
  • Dan M.
    Dan MorganOctober 3, 2014
    The best vanilla ever
  • Elaine A.
    Elaine AndresAugust 27, 2014
    I caved. A La Minute in Redlands,Ca did it first!!!
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KataokaNovember 4, 2016
    So good! Ask for Cookie Dough
  • Blake B.
    Blake BenthallJuly 11, 2014
    Great place to use ice cream
  • Olinda H.
    Olinda HAugust 25, 2015
    $6+ for ice cream? Even if it's made cool it's too much
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa YuzawaJune 9, 2016
    Strawberry balsamic 😍😍😍
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoMay 20, 2016
    Really cool concept
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiApril 19, 2015
    Tcho chocolate ice cream is ready good
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipMay 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    get the kiddie size for $3!
  • Rohini J.
    Rohini JalanJanuary 8, 2012
    Fresh ice cream served right!
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnJanuary 21, 2012
    I don't even like ice cream and loved this. Salted Caramel.
  • Jeanelle M.
    Jeanelle MakDecember 25, 2012
    liquid nitrogen makes it cool. otherwise, the vanilla tastes like haagen dazs.
  • Humberto
    HumbertoJuly 6, 2015
    Salted Caramel ice cream
  • Markus E.
    Markus EJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best icecream ever.
  • Marie C.
    Marie ClemessyJune 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Any ice cream flavor ever.
  • Devi R.
    Devi RatnasariAugust 7, 2014
    Choco mint chip, earl grey, bloody orange!💕
  • Zealous W.
    Zealous WileySeptember 19, 2011
    The TCHO chocolate is kick-ass!
  • Oscar V.
    Oscar VelardeNovember 11, 2013
    Amazing ice cream.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RaginsOctober 27, 2012
    Salted caramel that rivals bi-rite
  • Tim H.
    Tim HerbigJune 18, 2013
    salted caramel ftw!
  • Otto J.
    Ice cream is yummy
  • Dave C.
    Dave CJune 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Salted caramel
  • Rose J.
    Rose JMay 13, 2016
    Ice cream!
  • Cassandra L.
    Cassandra LightApril 14, 2015
    Salted caramel
  • Frances P.
    Frances PaduaMarch 1, 2015
    Cone is $1.25 more. Mad moneys yo.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzOctober 25, 2014
    liquid nitrogen ice cream -by Alexa Lucid
  • Kory W.
    Kory WesterholdJuly 23, 2013
    If you want your ice cream served to you by pretentious assholes, then come here.
  • jackfrost49
    jackfrost49April 18, 2014
    KITTEN LOVES IT HERE
  • I-yen L.
    I-yen LinbergOctober 2, 2015
    mint chip!!!
  • Danny N.
    Danny NguyenJanuary 14, 2012
    Get the ice cream!
  • Jasmin N.
    Jasmin NgaiMarch 3, 2014
    Lavender!! (:
  • Opp
    OppDecember 29, 2014
    Ice cream :)
  • Sam R.
    Sam ReynardNovember 23, 2015
    ice cream,
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WongJanuary 26, 2014
    Tcho Chocolate
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoNovember 16, 2014
    Cause why wouldn't you want instant ice cream?
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuNovember 4, 2012
    Get a waffle cone
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaApril 23, 2016
    Mint chip tastes like weed?!
  • Juan J.
    Juan JimenezJune 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    #gameofcones @vanilla
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MojicaJanuary 29, 2014
    I'm smitten!
  • jackfrost49
    jackfrost49March 26, 2014
    smitten like kitten
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarshMarch 15, 2014
    Closed by the time we got here
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CADecember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    B smitten with ice cream...
  • Ruddha C.
    Ruddha CANovember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmmmm...Ice Cream
  • Margaret N.
    Margaret NgJune 14, 2013
    #gameofcones
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanJuly 20, 2012
    Hello, creamy.
  • Ashlie F.
    Ashlie FordNovember 1, 2014
    I was underwhelmed by this place.
  • mallory
    malloryOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pass on the cone!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CMarch 24, 2013
    Was it good? Fuck yea it was good.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BleckmanAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Nectarine was bad
  • Angelika
    AngelikaDecember 1, 2015
    Оно божественно! Обязательно пробовать!
  • Ju
    JuOctober 7, 2016
    Bem diferente e eles fazem na hora! O sabor do sorvete é único!
  • Flavio A.
    Flavio AlbuquerqueSeptember 9, 2015
    Peça o sorvete de hortelã (Mint + Choc chips). De nada ;)
  • Lucie Q.
    Lucie QuéréMay 2, 2015
    Meilleures glaces
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