Apr 2009

Fosselman’s Ice Cream Co. – Alhambra

After a delightful dinner at Luscious Dumplings, Lush, The Astronomer, and I bid farewell to Sharon and cruised over to Alhambra for dessert. Our destination was Fosselman’s Ice Cream Co., which was recommended to me by gas•tron•o•my reader Danielle. According to Danielle, Fosselman’s is a family-run business that’s been around since the early 1900s.

Luscious Liana is an ice cream fiend, and I do not use the word ‘fiend’ lightly. A couple years back when she visited me in Philly, Lush spent a small fortune at Capogiro—purveyor of some of the greatest gelato on the planet. Last year when she visited me in Saigon, Lush fell hard for the frozen coconut wonder that is kem trai dua. My friend has a soft spot for all that is cold, sweet, and creamy; I knew Fosselman’s would be her cup of tea.

The bulk of Fosselman’s flavor offerings are standard ones like mint, strawberry, and cookie dough. There are a few curve balls on the menu like lychee, white chocolate chip, and taro, but nothing outrageously unique. The traditional flavors on hand complement the old-school ice cream shop vibe.

Single scoops are priced at $2.50, while double ones go for about a buck more. The Astronomer and I shared a scoop of pistachio. Luscious went for a scoop of espresso topped with an additional scoop of English toffee—I told you she was a fiend.

The Astronomer and I like ice cream, but aren’t bananas about it. Our scoop of pistachio was satisfyingly nutty and intriguingly green—nothing more, nothing less. Lush enjoyed her two selections thoroughly, especially the toffee variety, and was pleased with the price because ice cream is more costly in her home state of Hawaii.

Thank goodness for local dairy cows.

1824 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: 626-282-6533

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2 thoughts on “Fosselman’s Ice Cream Co. – Alhambra

  1. Yeah, it’s kinda hard to get excited about ice cream. You should try making your own! You can call it “artisan ice cream” then, and you can try cool flavors like chocolate sea salt caramel or maple bacon! I will even lend you my ice cream maker 🙂

  2. I just read your rave reviews about the hot fudge sundaes at Touhy’s in Alhambra and I can’t believe you just tried a scoop at Fosselman’s! Fosselman’s sundaes are out of this world–the hot fudge is mouthwatering, the salted peanuts throw it over the top and you don’t have to settle for just vanilla! The other great thing is that you can get more than one topping for the price of one! You should go back and get a sundae!

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