Three Twins: A blossoming addiction

Here in the Bay Area, there are an amazing array of producers and purveyors of deliciousness of all varieties.  We really are spoiled with amazing food.

When I first arrived in SF, I discovered that I, once again, have access to my all-time favorite ice-cream: Tillamook’s peanut butter chocolate.  I inherited this love from my brother, and suffered for years without any Tillamook while living in the Midwest.

When it comes to ice cream, I have found a new favorite: Three Twin’s Cardamom.  Now, before you call me crazy because you’ve never heard of a spice like this in ice cream, just think about the loveliness of vanilla – and imagine it with a subtle spicy kick.  Like the nutmeg in my peach pie… Mmm. The smell of cardamom wafts from the container, no matter how hard-frozen the quart. Their tagline is “making inconceivably delicious ice cream” and I couldn’t agree more.  You would be hard-pressed to have conceived of a creamier, more delicious frozen treat.  While the Cardamom is my most favorite, the Lemon Cookie might just be the second best ice cream I have ever bought from a store in my life. Three Twins tends to be a little thinner than a Ben and Jerry’s, less heavy than Haagan Das, but with lemon flavor, as with cardamom, that lighter consistency is perfect.  They also have a glorious salted caramel, that is as balanced a blend of salt and sweet as can be had.  You can see plainly that we also like the mocha around here – since it’s one of my closest friend’s favorite flavors, I add it to my basket from time to time just to keep it around for afternoons like this one where you just need a little scoop. And a kit kat.

If you don’t have access to Three Twins, you might just have to find an excuse to visit somewhere they sell it. Seriously.  It’s that good.  http://threetwinsicecream.com/

I’m sure I’ll write a future post about another neighborhood favorite: Humphry Slocomb….

 

What’s your favorite local creamery, or flavor?  Tag them in the comments!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *