Candace and Charles Nelson are known for their delectable Sprinkles Cupcakes. These baked gems evolved from recipes that were developed by Candice’s great grandmother at her San Francisco restaurant during the 1930s. How about using these fabulous cupcakes as a base and adding artisan-made, slow churned ice cream? This concept came to life on May 24, 2012 with Sprinkles Ice Cream. Since the Sprinkles Cupcakes shop is right next door with a “Cupcake ATM” to separate them, cupcakes are always fresh and ice cream comes in daily from a local artisan. The ice cream is made from the finest, local ingredients with no artificial flavors. Sprinkles donates daily leftovers to food banks. 100% of the proceeds from their charitable cupcakes go directly to worthy causes, like children’s hospitals, schools, and Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
A Sprinkles Sandwich consists of a generous scoop of your choice of ice cream, sandwiched between two cupcake tops, (choice of chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet tops). Check the menu board and look for the red dots that indicate which ice cream flavors are available that day. This is a fun and inventive way of having your cake and eating it, too. Such creativity is what makes Sprinkles a standout. We chose milk chocolate cupcake (Belgian dark chocolate cake) tops with Cherry Vanilla (imported morello cherries, simmered in California Pinot Noir, mixed generously throughout pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla ice cream). This just happens to be Charles Nelson’s favorite ice cream flavor. The chocolate cupcake tops were moist and rich in chocolate flavor, just like homemade. The creamy vanilla ice cream lovingly held a vibrant, sweet flavor, with the cherries delivering just the right amount of tartness. It will put some spring in your step. We found it can get deliciously messy to hold and eat. A suggestion would be to ask for a cup to make your eating experience a little easier. You’ll want to savor each bite and not waste a drop of this ice cream dessert. Thumbs up, way up!
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