Saturday, September 16, 2006
Black Dahlia at Scoops
OK, I'm no Meredith Brody, so on to the ice cream. Scoops owner Tai Kim told us the special deep lavender colored Black Dahlia flavor (pictured at left) was made from a type of yam and rosewater -- so it tasted pretty much like taro ice cream. Matt also had the brown bread flavor, while I tried the pomegranate poppy seed and the white chocolate with black salt. I loved the idea of putting salt in ice cream, and although it was pretty salty, it was a good counterpoint to the rich white chocolate. The pomegranate was really nice with just a little tartness, although I confess I find the Sheer Bliss pomegranate ice cream from the supermarket to be richer and more flavorful. I love the idea of all the crazy flavors at Scoops, but like Little Tokyo's Mikawaya, the ice cream is made in the subtle Asian style that for the most part doesn't pack the flavor punch of the best gelatos.
Kim also said that Brad Pitt had recently stopped by the store with some of the Jolie menagerie to sample the kooky flavors! That guy gets around...first the Banksy exhibit, and now Scoops.
712 N. Heliotrope Dr., just north of Melrose
open Monday-Saturday, 12pm-9pm
at 9:45 PM