Bored with Baskin-Robbins? Double Rainbow? And even, dare I say, Coldstone Creamery? They ALWAYS have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry… If you want something more exotic for your adventurous palate, Mashti Malone’s Ice Cream is the place to go, where you get everything from Rosewater Saffron with Pistachios to Creamy Mango to Pomegranate Sorbet.
Mashti’s has gotten high ratings from the likes of LA Weekly, LA Magazine and CitySearch and was featured on The Food Channel.
The ice cream is made regularly on the premises, and rosewater is the base for most flavors, enhanced with Middle Eastern ingredients such as orange blossom, saffron and cardamom in place of traditional American ones. Creamy rosewater ice cream hits the tongue meltingly smooth, while the perfume of roses wakes the taste buds. Coconut-pineapple marries two powerful flavors into a perfectly balanced mixture. The rosewater sorbet is similar to a traditional Iranian dessert, flecked with slightly crunchy rice noodles. American flavors are just as delicious: Strawberry cheesecake tastes remarkably like its namesake, and almonds stud praline’s caramel sweetness.
You gotta love the name…and their milk is “free of any bovine growth hormone”…yum, I think. Every summer, I keep meaning to check it out but it’s ALL THE WAY in Hollywood. Waah! There IS an online store but it sounds tricky to ship ice cream.
1525 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cross Street: Sunset Boulevard