Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream: Durian Ice Cream

hand-crafted following traditional Italian production process with Real and Natural ingredients

My favorite ice cream shop that I’ve been going to since I was a kid in San Francisco is Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream, which I guess should really read gelato but since it’s Chinese-founded and owned, the Chinese to English translation is literally Italian Ice Cream. I’ve tried durian ice cream from different places around the world, but Marco Polo has the pungent freshness and smooth texture that can’t be beat. It’s even better than the ones I’ve had in Thailand. I know durian isn’t for everyone, but they also do the best job at other “Asian” flavors like matcha, red bean, black sesame, taro, jackfruit, mango, coconut, soursop, lychee, or more western flavors like banana walnut, coffee, and my favorite, pistachio. The flavors may sound weird to many but I grew up Asian and all the flavors are familiar to me. Actually, weird to me is that they don’t carry plain vanilla. I’m not a vanilla guy anyway.

1447 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116

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