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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