It's finally Summer, and one of my favorite ways to beat the heat, is going for ice cream! It's the perfect end to a day at the beach, or just the perfect end to any day! (who am I kidding, right?) I'd been hearing such rave reviews about the newly opened Sweet Rose Creamery, that I had to check it out. ( I had to...it was research) :) Sweet Rose is located at the Brentwood Country Mart, and very close to Drybar. So a couple of weeks ago, after getting a stellar blowout, I decided to pay them a visit. And now I think I'm in trouble, because their ice cream is AMAZING!!! Seriously, this could be bad, because I'm totally addicted!
At Sweet Rose Creamery, they make small batches of homemade ice cream using only the best ingredients. They use organic milk and cream from Clover Organic Farms, organic eggs and sugar and never use any stabilizers or ice cream bases. Also all of their toppings, cones, sauces and ice cream sandwiches are made from scratch daily.
The seasonal ice cream and sorbet menu (using local market produce where possible) was created by Shiho Yoshikawa, formerly of Tartine; it includes such flavors as ginger, strawberry, malted chocolate with candied hazelnuts, peanut butter (which literally tastes like frozen PB) and grapefruit mint. The little shop also offers upscale versions of childhood treats: homemade waffle cones (regular and chocolate); Valrhona fudge pops; bon bons; neapolitan ice cream; and floats, sodas, shakes and sundaes.
As yummy as everything is, the decor seems to make it all taste better. The tulip dishes, red-clad bar stools, and reusable metal tasting spoons, all make for an updated ice-cream parlor experience. There’s even a little bowl of fleur de sel behind the counter for sprinkling onto salted caramel ice cream!
After tasting almost every flavor, I decided to go a little lighter, and ordered the Grapefruit Mint sorbet.
So unbelievably DELISH!!!
Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Santa Monica, 310.260.2665. Open Tues.-Sun. 12pm to 10pm, extending to 7 days a week in July.