Smitten officially opened their doors on the Octavia Green today and I hurried right over to check it out. I could have sworn I read somewhere that they would be making custom scoops--combining flavors and ingredients, etc--as part of the whole making scoops to order thing. Today the choices were: vanilla, strawberry and green tea (with "fortune cookie crumble" topping, which turned out to be piselles).
The texture was extraordinary, as you'd expect from liquid nitrogen frozen cream. Really, really smooth and amazing. Sadly, the flavors completely missed the mark. My friend and I tried the strawberry and the green tea and both were hollow and flat. The strawberry had some lemon in it, which really stood out over the strawberry flavor. There was no fullness, very little strawberry-ness, and the green tea was just empty.
At $5.50 a scoop, I will not be going back unless I hear that things have improved dramatically in the flavor department.
Smitten Ice Cream
Octavia Blvd Linden St, San Francisco, CA 94102