Fosselman's Ice Cream
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- 76%Local Culture
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (11)
- Fosselman's Ice CreamMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 01, 2013
This is one of the most popular and oldest ice cream shops in the San Gabriel Valley. They are family owned and they make the ice cream in house. It is super crowded nearly all the time making parking even more limited. This shop is located in the car dealers section so street parking is usually pretty easy to find.
They have many ice cream flavors including some Asian favorites like Green Tea. The best deal (IMO) is the 2 scoop with banana. What I do not like is that they give you virtually no napkins and there is no restroom for customers. The ice cream is cream, but is creamy as Gelatos, which are similarly priced. So many flavors and a rich history definitely make it worth it to check out.
- Fosselman's Ice CreamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 03, 2013
Yay finally made an excuse to visit a friend so I could try this place!!
Wish it wasnt so freezing outside so I could enjoy the ice cream more (plus I was sick). Cute lil ice cream parlor with so many unique ice cream flavors!
Taro - rich sweet potato flavor, I could see why some people aren't that fond of this flavor. I enjoyed it because I grew up eating taro.
Lychee - one of my favorite fruit. Was expecting it more to taste like sorbet. It was very creamy and the lychee flavor was there. I liked it but I don't think I'll be craving for it anytime soon. Maybe I would have tasted the sweetness more if i ate the lychee before the taro...
I'm def coming back when it's not so cold outside! I want to try their other flavors!!!
- Fosselman's Ice CreamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Apr 06, 2013
Nothing is better on a hot day than Fosselman's. This place has been in Alhambra ever since I could remember. The store still pretty much looks the same as it did 10 years ago.
The best part about Fosselman's is that they always have interesting and unique flavors. They have such a large variety of flavor and are constantly coming out with new flavors so you can never really get bored. They will sell it to you in a tub as well if you want some to keep in your fridge.
There are seatings inside the store so you can have your ice cream there. They will also make different ice cream sundaes and specials. I forgot what it's called but there is a humongous bowl filled with about 30 scoops of ice cream, toppings, nuts, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and other stuff. It's totally insane.
The store carries a variety of products too so I usually like looking around the store while I'm there.
- Fosselman's Ice CreamMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversDec 22, 2012
Fosselman's has good ice cream but I don't think it's amazing to the point where I would go out of my way... Or maybe I just need to find that one flavor I really love.
I will start with my dislikes: I got the Nutella ice cream without sampling it, just because I love Nutella, and the flavor was not that strong so it was disappointing. I love pistachio ice cream, but again the one at Fosselman's did not meet my expectations... kind of bland and not as creamy as I like. I also love love love coffee ice cream, and they have a few different ones (cappuccino, espresso, coffee and cookies... ) and I THINK I got the cappuccino one (it was a really dark color) but I thought it was just OK......... ugh maybe I'm too picky. I just don't think the ice cream tastes very rich :\
Now for the good: I enjoyed the taro ice cream. It tasted more creamy than the other flavors I've tasted. During my last visit, I tried the toasted almond and the lemon custard. The toasted almond was light and quite good. The lemon custard has just the right amount of creaminess to go with the tangy lemon flavor. A couple of scoops comes out to about 4-5 dollars.
They have so many flavors I know I'm gonna go back... I just need to stop expecting the ice cream to be really creamy! I read on a few reviews that the lychee is good. Maybe I should get that next time, as it doesn't sound like something that SHOULD be creamy. Maybe that's what I needdddd! fruity flavors.
Anyways, see you soon, Fosselman's.....
- Fosselman's Ice CreamOct 20, 2012
You're considered a historic place in Alhambra?
Well, that makes sense since this place is pretty good. Of course I got me some Taro ice cream cause I'm a taro lover. It was creamy and yummy and I enjoyed having it melt in my mouth, making my papillae so happy.
Service here could have been a little bit more perkier but I'm happy I was able to get me a sample of the horchata (yum!) btw, this place limits your sample frequency to 3! Boo. Another boo is that a scoop is $2.50. Lame.
But I'd come back again for another scoop.
- Fosselman's Ice CreamMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Oct 03, 2012
Hmmm?? Didn't hit the spot for me! What I like about the ice cream is that it's not sweet at all. But that is about it. Nothing in particular makes the tastes of the ice cream stands out or will make me have a "Fosselman's Ice cream" cravings.
After tasting a few flavors, I ended up taking the splendid Root beer float, which I gulped up the root beer so fast because I was so thirsty. The employee filled up the root beer for me again so I can enjoy it with the vanilla ice cream the second time around.. haha!
The banana split looks so awesomely delicious! If I do come back, I'll share that with someone!
- Fosselman's Ice CreamJul 16, 2012
I like the unique flavors here.
This is close to my friend's house and just closeby in general - ALHAMBRA! :D
Cash Only! And the ice cream is cheap for a scoop. The flavors are pretty good - Taro! Homemade in the morning. Very good price.
The look is a old ice cream parlor look and it's a popular place. They also have sorbet and froyo if you don't want ice cream.
- Fosselman's Ice CreamJul 05, 2012
Been a local to Alhambra for pretty much all of my life. Always thought it was just some really awesome ice cream store that I can walk to! Never really thought too much of Fosselman's until I saw it on the Food Network's Unwrapped. Who knew the little ice cream parlor so renown!
It seems like the rest of Alhambra has changed, but Fosselman's seems to have locked itself in a time capsule. The place probably looks exactly how it looked like when it first opened back in the 1920s? I think about this place when people make fat kid jokes, because its full of ice cream, candies, and everything sweet(it seems like).
These days, a scoop of real ice cream can cost anywhere from $3-5 bucks! But not over here, a hefty scoop of ice cream is only $2.50. My favorites are cookies N cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and dolce de leche.
I've recently tried their ice lemonade, its $2. On a hot sunny day in So Cal, nothing feels more refreshing than a cup of that frothy ice cold lemonade! Heres a Tip, use a spoon! If you use the straw, you are gonna get nothin' but the sweet stuff. And left with lemon flavored frost!
If the small parking lot is full, do not fear! Its perfectly fine to park on the street! You won't feel so guilty afterwards.... when you have walked a few extra steps. =]
- Fosselman's Ice CreamJul 05, 2012
I may be a bit biased since I grew up getting ice cream at Fosselman's, but there is something special about this hidden little ice cream shop. Locals of the area know the name better than the shop since the ice cream makers provide for most of the restaurants in town including the Fair Oaks Pharmacy ice cream soda counter. My all time favorite is the "peppermint stick" flavor and a birthday is not a birthday without a famous Fosselman's ice cream pie with an oreo crust. Alhambra may be a little out of your way, but Fosselman's is worth it on a hot summer day.