Berkeley’s dear Ici ice cream shops have closed

Owner and fritter cook Mary Canales has shuttered both of her Berkeley epicurean organic ice cream shops, that were famous for singular anniversary flavors, internal mixture and those hand-rolled, chocolate-filled tip cones.

First reported by Eater, ice cream regulars found a windows of a strange Ici paper-covered on Nov. 29. A note Ici’s Instagram page said: “After 12 extraordinary years we wish to appreciate we from a bottom of a hearts for a love, support and community. It’s been a smashing float and we couldn’t have finished it but you. With gratitude — au revior!!! Mary and all that was Ici Ice Cream.”

A identical summary is listened in voicemail form when we call a shops.

Canales, a former fritter cook of Chez Panisse, non-stop a initial Ici in 2006 in Elmwood and fast grown a repute for surprising flavors like early gray tea, chicory-chocolate walnut and rosemary pine-nut praline. She led what has turn a nouveau creamery trend, paving a approach for bigger players, like Smitten Ice Cream and Salt Straw.

The second, smaller Ici emporium non-stop some-more recently, in Nov 2017, in downtown Berkeley on University Avenue with a same notable flavors, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream cakes.

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