Along with many other types of food in San Francisco, ice cream has been taken to some bold and interesting places in the last few years. Humphrey Slocombe is among a handful of other creameries that have been successful with some pretty crazy flavors (olive oil anyone?). They have two locations, one in the Mission and one in the Ferry Building, and we opted for the latter since we were already there for Blue Bottle). The look of it is your standard ice cream shop, though once you start reading some of the flavors you will realize it’s not some ‘ol Baskin Robbin’s. The staff was really nice, practically forcing us to taste a bunch of different flavors (ok, forcing might be a strong word).
So the title doesn’t give much away, but you may have figured out that Secret Breakfast is an ice cream flavor. What flavor you ask? Bourbon and cornflakes. That’s right, bourbon and cornflakes. Sounds weird? It’s not, it’s amazing. Humphrey Slocombe ice creams in general have a great rich texture, but Secret Breakfast pulls the best flavors from bourbon (cinnamon, honey, oak) and leaves out the burn that turns a lot of people off. Throw in some crunchy cornflake clusters, and you’ve got a scrumptious ice cream.
If you really want to blow your mind, you can do what we did, and top a Blue Bottle Belgian Waffle (from our last post) with Secret Breakfast. Your tastebuds may never recover.
We’ve always said that Saturday Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building is a great experience, and Humphrey Slocombe definitely adds to that. With friendly service, adventurous flavors, and damn good ice cream, it is definitely worth the trip. Next time it’s a hot day, we definitely suggest heading to either of their locations to help beat the heat.
*As an added bonus for Saturday Farmer’s Market, we got to hold some adorable baby goats (his name is Mowgli).
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