Thu, May 24 2012 10:25
Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab
114 W. Branch Street
Arroyo Grande, CA
Doc Burnstein's is an ice cream parlor for all ages. Adults will love the nostalgic model trains running along the perimeter of the parlor and appreciate the old-fashioned glassware used for their signature fountain treats and desserts. Kids will get a kick out of watching the creation of new ice creams during the weekly Lab Shows. Everyone will enjoy the high-quality ingredients used to make such inventive flavors as Motor Oil, Merlot Raspberry Truffle and Vanilla Chai.
I prefer to stick to the basics, and ordered a Regular Sundae with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry. It was my birthday, so I was offered an additional treat, on the house! Amazingly, their Frozen Chocolate Banana managed to stay intact all the way home...to Northern California!
One bite of their luscious ice cream and I was sold. The Rocky Road was chock full of nuts and marshmallows, swimming in rich, chewy hot fudge which started melting the fresh whipped cream. The atmosphere didn't hurt, either: bright colors, friendly staff, and smiles on every patron's face are nothing to complain about.
Doc's community involvement takes the form of reading labs, movie nights, blood drives, and even creating a 100-inch ice cream sandwich for your party. 35 gallons of ice cream never tasted so good.