Birthed by an experienced pastry chef who worked at Chez Panisse -one of the most high profile restaurants in Berkeley- Ici is home to the about ten different homemade flavors daily, many which are nothing but innovative and tasty. I still remember my first time at Ici. Because of their eccentric flavors, they let you sample about three. I remember getting the olive oil flavor with their chocolate filled ice-cream cone, and returning a week later to try out other flavors. I was addicted!
They often offer flavors with a dash of interest, including flavors with saffron, cardamom, candied nuts and fruits, and maple bacon- most of which taste scrumptious! They also offer delicious version of the classic vanilla and chocolate, if you prefer the old-school. On top of their almost-daily flavor rotations, Ici founder Mary Canales possesses the idea that Alice Waters of Chez Panisse had, using local ingredients and goods from farms with sustainable practices. Oh, Berkeley.
|Mint toffee marshmallow (top) and chocolate|
|Mint toffee marshmallow and orange-cinnamon|
Ici Ice Cream
2948 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705