Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sweet, Sweet Rose

 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.


  1. gosh wish i could be there just to try those creameries, xoxo

  2. Sounds yummy but like you said, dangerous. I love homemade ice, it just has a better taste all around. Excellent review.

  3. MMmmmmmm - I LOVE ice cream and any type of frozen dessert actually. This place sounds so delish!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  4. Just found your blog ... that sorbet looks AMAZING!

  5. I am new to the blog and LOVE it, I also now really really want ice oh dear.

    would love it if you became a follower too and came checked out some of my posts.

    looking forward to more of your updates lady



  6. Mmmmmm I think I'm just going to be having ice cream for lunch now :)

  7. this place looks fabulous!

  8. I have an ice cream addiction and this place looks right up my alley. I've never tried it though! I go to Nagao all the time, so I'll have to stop in afterward next time I'm there. Yum!


  9. mmm, ice cream is my absolute fav!!! i live a block from a yummy froyo place (went last night) always dangerous! hehe

  10. I am an ice cream fanatic! I just love it. This place looks great. I agree, ice cream means summer!

    xo Marcie

  11. Wow! This place looks great!

  12. This sounds AMAZING. Ice cream is easily my biggest food vice -- I simply love everything about it, especially in cute parlours.
    xo Josie

  13. Sounds yummy!
    Here in Northern CA, we have Ici and Bi-Rite Creamery...they both use the same concept of freshly creating ice cream daily with organic ingredients.

  14. not really an ice cream girl - but there's this place down the shore - and one by my boyfriend house - both have THE best Peanut Butter ice cream! YUMMMMM!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  15. Thank you so much for sharing this! I must go here next time I'm down that way. It sounds amazing!!