A lot has been said about Humphry Slocombe, and their business seems to be thriving as a result. Nevertheless, I'd feel remiss if I didn't quickly post about their amazing McEvoy Olive Oil flavored ice cream. I've had some olive oil ice cream in the past, usually at fairly fancy restaurants in the city, and meh. It's always tasted like versions of sweet cream of vanilla. Not bad, not special. But at Humphry Slocombe? WOW!
The ice cream is decidely orangey in flavor, which was unexpected but really made my day. My best guess is that they used an orange or blood orange infused olive oil, but I didn't know McEvoy carried flavored oils. Does anyone know where that wonderful flavor comes from?
The texture was like that of the best homemade ice cream: dense and rich without that gummy slickness that stabilizers leave.
Even the sugar cones were good, fresh and crispy and not too sugary, with a nice slightly burnt flavor.
I also sampled the peanut butter curry, which was extremely heavy and mostly peanut butter in flavor. I liked it, but don't know if I could have eaten an entire cone. My friend's hibiscus tea was nice and refreshing, and chocolate+cayenne lovers should try the ancho chocolate. Crenshaw melon was true to flavor, but crenshaws always taste a little bland to me compared to an orange cantaloupe.
Next on my list: salt & peppa or foie gras. I can't help it, I'm drawn to the weird stuff.
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110