The ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery is regularly cited as being among the best in San Francisco–an honor that we value tremendously. All of our ice cream is handmade in small batches with organic dairy from Straus Family Creamery, and we’re always working to come up with unique, fun, interesting flavors – some of them available year round, some just as seasonal specialties.
In the latter camp are two ice cream flavors that are favorites among both our guests and our staff: Eggnog and Candy Cane. Our Eggnog Ice Cream is super rich and creamy with a strong kick of brandy and nutmeg (this flavor contains alcohol). Our Candy Cane Ice Cream, eagerly anticipated all year, has a vanilla and peppermint base with chunks of minty candy cane. The richness of the vanilla offsets the sweet accent of the candy cane flavor for a balanced treat with just the right amount of sweetness. It also pairs beautifully with our Mint Chip ice cream.
All our confections and baked goods are hand-made fresh at the Creamery, perfect for enjoying yourself or as gift options. Our Peppermint Bark is made with dark chocolate from our local friends at San Francisco-based TCHO Chocolate and topped with a layer of crunchy peppermint pieces, while its cousin Toffee Bark, made with TCHO’s milk chocolate, is topped with chunks of house-made almond toffee.
Perhaps the most treasured treat from the Creamery this season is our Bûche de Noël. Kris and Anne, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery, spent weeks perfecting this gorgeous traditional Christmas cake. It features chocolate roulade with milk chocolate butter cream and chocolate glaze, and is decorated with adorable meringue mushrooms, pistachios and sparkling candied rosemary. This cake really is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. It also makes a lovely New Year’s Eve dessert, paired with a special bottle of champagne or sparkling wine! Pre-order it and our other holiday desserts, along with your complete holiday meal, here.
Last but certainly not least is our Box of Holiday Cookies. This hand-decorated assortment of a dozen festive holiday cutout cookies includes frosted smiling gingerbread men and sparkling gingerbread stars, along with sugar cookies and other holiday faves, all made with love in our Bakery.
Our Creamery and Markets are full of truly special desserts and treats to share with friends and family. Come on in for recommendations! We look forward to helping you to select the perfect finishing touch for your holiday meals, or the ideal gift for friends and family. Happy Holidays!