Who knew that a simple ice cream parlor would miss me if I stopped going there? About two or three years ago I developed a passion for Mashti Malone’s ice cream. What’s so special about it? Sure, green tea ice cream can be had anywhere, but Mashti’s has such beautifully flavored selections: Ginger Rosewater, Orange Blossom with Pistachios and Rosewater & Saffron. For those watching their weight they have some spectacular sorbets including Rosewater or Pomegranate. Of course they have other flavors, including a kick-ass almond praline and chocolate fudge. Everything is made fresh by Mashti and his cohorts, including his younger brother, Medhi.
Well, Will and Susan and I happened by (well, were driven by my strong desire) on Thursday night (before the Red Lion) and no sooner had we been dished our selections did Mashti tell me that he missed me, he had car payments and I needed to come back. He even promised me my super secret special recipe ice cream if I came back, a special flavor he made for a restaurant on La Cienega (he didn’t say which) that was Saffron and Cardamom with Pistachios, pure scoopable heaven to me.
Mashti also imparted the great news, that you don’t have to travel to La Brea (between Hollywood & Sunset) much longer. They’re expanding and will have parlors on the westside, the valley and Glendale (on Brand Blvd. near the Jamba Juice). And for those further away, they ship through their online store.