If you are going to splurge and have ice cream, you might as well have real ice cream. The great thing about Smitten Ice Cream is that it is made with fresh ingredients, all locally sourced. Smitten also strives to make their ice cream with as few ingredients as possible. So you’re not only supporting local businesses, but you’re getting ice cream made with high quality and seasonal ingredients! Smitten’s ice cream is different from other ice creams because it is made right in front of you with an ice cream machine they’ve patented called the Kelvinator, which uses liquid nitrogen to rapidly freeze the ingredients.
The shop is a former freight container that houses the machines and little else. For those enjoying their customized dessert immediately, there’s bench seating that offers an unobstructed view of the ice cream making process. Smitten offers a few ice cream flavors, including weekly and seasonal specials, such as Salted Caramel and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Additionally, they have classics like TCHO dark chocolate and vanilla, which are always available. The menu even lists the ingredients used to make each flavor, so you know exactly what you’re eating! I tried both the chocolate and vanilla. They made both right in front of me, only taking about a minute each! Both were very rich and creamy, which meant I didn’t need a lot – the smaller portions they offer were perfect! They were also very smooth and cold; there is nothing lost making the ice cream as it is ordered. The chocolate was very chocolate-y and you could tell it was made with quality chocolate. I’m looking forward to going back and trying more flavors! |Smitten Ice Cream|
432 Octavia St., Suite 1A (@ Linden St.),
San Francisco, CA 94102