Straight-up peanut butter—easy to find in the supermarket; in ice cream, not so much.
Three Twins and Double Rainbow both make delicious peanut butter ice creams, hounds say, but their versions sport chocolate bits. And Tucker's has chocolate ice cream with peanut butter stripes that's definitely yummy, says MollyGee.
But peanut brittle sorbet from Scream Sorbet is just incredible, MollyGee adds. "I can't imagine any peanut butter ice cream being any better than this. It was creamy and rich and so peanutty." There's actually nothing "brittle" about it—the ingredients are just peanuts, salt, sugar, and water, and the texture is ultrasmooth.
La Copa Loca also has a very good peanut butter gelato.
And PB&J gets the ice cream treatment at both Bi-Rite and Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.
Three Twins Ice Cream [Lower Haight]
254 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Double Rainbow of Union Square [Union Square]
519 Powell Street, San Francisco
Tucker's Ice Cream [East Bay]
1349 Park Street, Alameda
Scream Sorbet [East Bay]
Sold at farmers' markets
La Copa Loca [Mission]
3150 22nd Street, San Francisco
Bi-Rite Creamery [Mission]
3692 18th Street, San Francisco
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous [Dogpatch]
699 22nd Street, San Francisco
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