Location: 225 26th Ave, suite 51, Santa Monica, 90402 310-260-CONE
Date: April 17, 2011
Cuisine: Homemade Ice Cream
Rating: Very REAL ice cream.
We were at the Brentwood Country Mart and I noticed this creamery I had wanted to try for a while. They make real homemade ice cream using only the traditional and natural ingredients. None of those emulsifiers and artificial flavors.
The board of flavors.
There aren’t a lot of flavors, but those they have are ver good.
There is even “Caffe Luxxe” coffee ice cream (we’ll see the coffee itself in a second).
This is salted carmel and mint chocolate chip. The carmel was delicious, sweet, carmely, and the fleur de salt on top a perfect contrast. The mint tasted entirely like cream and REAL mint leaves, not that artificial stuff. The chips were nice and rich. The mint in particular reminded me of my Mom’s homemade ice cream from when I was a kid.
My son demanded, “I want chocolate!” so here it is. Rich and creamy.
Then, since it was right here, a quick stop at LAs best coffee place. They have 3 branches actually, all in Santa Monica / Brentwood.
The masters at work.
And the incredible result. These capachinos don’t even taste like normal coffee. The milk is so expertly foamed that it seemlessly blends in to make a completely silky uniform texture. Not a hint of bitterness.
Luxxe also carries Mararons from Paulettes!