Alhambra >Dairy Product Manufacturers > Fosselman's Ice Cream Co
1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA | Directions 9180134.091389 -118.143903
Monday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM
Maybe LA's best ice cream parlor. Classic flavors like Rocky Road are top notch, and Yuzu and Mexican Chocolate are a little more exotic. Try a one-scoop hot fudge or marshmallow sundae.
This is an old school ice cream shop. Homey old decor and classic ice cream flavors with a few nouveau additions like Taro. I go for the classics like butter pecan. Great fluffy thick texture.
THE BEST ICE CREAM!!!!! – STILL THE BEST ICE CREAM SPOT AROUND. ALL HANDMADE ON SITE. LIKE AN OLD TIME FOUNTAIN. I'VE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS AND THE SAME GUY IS ALWAYS AT THE COUNTER. (owners son?) AND HE IS ALWAYS GRUMPY. WHY? HE SHOULD BE HAPPY TO HELP HIS CUSTOMERS. GOOD PLACE THOUGH.
Fosselman's Ice Cream-- Diggity-dank-jizzmania – So, how to describe Fosselman's Ice Cream Co. than good, blissful, or heavenly? "Diggity-dank-jizzmania," is a term my friend E.J. used when trying their exotic lychee flavor. Hmm, yes! Fosselman's ice cream is diggity-dank-jizzmania after all!
Ice cream is difficult to describe because the differences between brands can be subtle. Additionally, people rarely have bad experiences, although once I had some random specialty ice cream from Rite Aid that compared to toothpaste. I suspect they combined all the lingering leftovers into a blend of crap-- but I digress. Certainly there is no toothpaste flavor among their 48+ choices at Fosselman's, as their creamy handmade ice cream has been a local favorite since 1919.
Fosselman's is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor with a charming interior old-school decor that has a wide variety of special and seasonal flavors. It's a place where people can have old-fashioned fun merely sitting around with the sounds of chatter and laughter buzzing around. Smiles can be seen from every table and even from those eagerly waiting for the chance to order the tasteful substance that seems to bring everyone together. And by everyone, I mean everyone.
Fossleman's brings together a diverse customer base; not only ethnically diverse, but also diverse in age. From children that have the ice-cream parlor going experience as the high points of their young life, to several grown working men happily loitering indoors with cone and ice cream in hand at the end of a busy week. Fosselman's has a special characteristic that unites generations together. Or it could just be the ice cream that does the trick.
This has to the busiest ice cream shop on a Friday night since the queue was out nearly out the door. By the time it was my turn to order, I could not decide because of the large selection of choices such as Taro, Horchata, Green Tea, Macapuno, Spumoni, and many, many other uncommon flavors. The server was uncertain the most popular item after trying to probe him with questions, so after trying several samples, I decided on single scoop of Fresh Peach ice cream with a sugar cone which happens to be one of the unique seasonal flavors.
The portions were quite generous for $2.50. It was light, creamy, and of course peachy! It was not overwhelming sweet with a subtle tart aftertaste. It had a very smooth texture that was not fluffy or thick. The Fresh Peach, like most of the other flavors at Fosselman's, does not leave thick phlegm in the back of your throat as it somehow retains the right balance. One scoop of ice cream and the company of old friends were perfect for a warm summer night. It was, should I say, diggity-dank-jizzmania?
Fosselman's has other options such as sundaes, floats, sherbets, sorbets, frozen yogurt, and even ice cream cakes! I've heard good things about them all, and some day I will give them a try. If one wants to avoid the terrors of their small parking lot, their homemade ice cream in pints or gallon tubs to enjoy in the comfort of home, which is actually what my sister does sometimes.
Disappointed First-Timer – I watched Huell Howser and heard other glowing reviews of this place, (I thought worth making the trek from Glendale) but was thoroughly disappointed. I tried my regular favorite flavor - CHOCOLATE CHIP - and found Fossleman's absolutely tasteless. I struggled to taste any vanilla. I hoped for a thick and rich texture, but this was no better than a supermarket brand.
Maybe its other flavors are better, but as far as I'm concerned, they blew it. I will not be going back. I'll stick to Cold Stone or Baskin Robbins.
Super Icy Icecream!!! – I had always seen this icecream place every time i drove around the street... I finally went to get ice cream there it was fantastic... Its like an old school joint! Its great! Service was great as well!!! I will go there again to get my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!!!
Try The French Vanilla! – I got the french vanilla on a whim and it was the best french vanilla ice cream I have ever had. No kidding. It somehow tasted a little like root beer! I might be crazy- but it's worth tasting to find out for yourself anyway. So good!!
Owner will yell at you – A few of my friends and I used to go to Fosselman's at least once a week. One of us, however, had a gift certificate for a half gallon of ice cream, so we decided to get a few of us together to go. We bought the ice cream and asked for some bowls. The OWNER of this establishment gave us a hard time about asking for free bowls, but we paid for the bowls and I even tipped him $0.40 or so. We then sat down to start eating ice cream, and in front of about 15 other people, he started yelling at us telling us that we couldn't eat in the store. The case evidently said "To go" somewhere, and why would he EVER let us buy a gallon and eat in his store. He can't charge 2.30 for an ice cream cone if everyone buys gallons.
During our usual weekly trips, we ALWAYS pay for the single scoop cones. We just thought we could use the gift certificate to enjoy some ice cream at our favorite ice cream place. I just didn't ever think I would be so humiliated in public for doing such a thing.
Great family ice cream parlor – This place is a family owned ice cream parlor that brings the good ole times back to life. It's small but comfortable and customer service is awesome. You can look at the historical pictures of the company on the walls and read about various articles. Ice cream is made inside the building and tastes GREAT! They offer tubs of any flavor that they sell.
Some of the BEST ice cream in LA – Last time I went I had banana praline and classic strawberry. Both were authentically flavored without too much sickly sweet sugar and rich and creamy without that Ben and Jerry's comatose after-effect. The lines can be long, but the fun array of candies and topping available at the counter are well worth it. Skip the cold stone, this place is an institution for a reason.
Places like this don't exist anymore... – If you're not familiar with this place, I highly suggest you check it out. They still make make ice cream there the old fashioned way. Not much has changed since they opened back in 1919 and have stayed true to their recipes. Friendly service and very reasonable prices. Best of all, great ice cream that rivals Haagen Daz!!
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