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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ice Cream @ Ghirardelli in Gaslamp | SD

The weather's been awesome in San Diego and by watching the news every now and then; it sucks to be anywhere else outside SoCal. At least that's what it seems like. I mean, it really is "America's Finest City". And with it being pretty warm these days, its perfect timing to have ice cream if you're looking to have a reason to have some. Not that I needed one in the first place. So, that brings me to Ghirardelli in the Gaslamp District for some cold refreshing dessert to cool me off and satisfy my sweet tooth. It's the ideal location for outside seating and people watching in downtown.

Chocolate Sample @ Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in Gaslamp - San Diego

What I love about Ghirardelli besides the delicious ice creams is the free chocolate samples that they hand out as you enter. The ones we got are the Milk Chocolate with Caramel Filling. Man, were these too good! I just love caramel and the chocolate to caramel ratio was perfect. That soft and smooth gooeyness is mouth-watering to say the least.

The World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae @ Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in Gaslamp - San Diego

When I come to Ghirardelli, I always buy the The World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae. I always tell myself that I'm gonna order something else to try. But that doesn't turn out well and I revert back to my old personal favorite. How can you choose anything other than perfection? If it isn't broke, why fix it right? Anyways, the sundae is two scoops of vanilla ice cream overflowing with freshly homemade hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, chopped almonds and a cherry. This sucker is sweet with all that hot fudge and they don't skimp on this at all. Lots of it. You also have the option of it being served in a waffle bowl for a buck more. I decided not too this time around. It's also a good thing we parked a couple blocks away too since we needed or should I say I needed to work it off. But it's all worth it!

Coffee Ice Cream @ Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in Gaslamp - San Diego
Rocky Road Ice Cream @ Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in Gaslamp - San Diego

The others got the basic one scoop of ice cream instead of going all out like I did. Nothing wrong with that since their ice cream flavors are all fantastic. For some reason, the photos didn't turn out that well, but the first photo is the Coffee and the bottom is the tried and true Rocky Road.

As we eat our ice creams out on the outdoor patio you can just feel all the eyes on you as passers walk by. Every time I got a spoon full into my mouth, I look up and see someone salivating over my sweet treat. I smile and they smile back. Life is great!

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Ice Cream Shop
Gaslamp District, San Diego
643 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

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