Any of you all tried Be Happy Ice Cream? From my understanding, the ice cream is made by Chul Cho who now works at Erewhon as a buyer maybe? Unsure, ice cream delivery is a strange game. I think he once said he worked in desserts somewhere once upon a time? Surely, somebody has to know more than I do. Anyway, every couple weeks, he makes some different flavors and hand delivers them throughout the city (his delivery radius is huge) for $10 a pint. I believe delivery is free if you order three pints or more.
The ice cream is pretty damn good! This round’s flavors were as follows: macadamia nut, blueberry goat cheesecake, strawberry matcha, fresh blackberry, mango passionfruit, and toasted marshmallow straciatella w/ graham crackers.
Chul is Korean and often riffs on Asian flavors. I buy the strawberry matcha whenever it’s available, and the mango passionfruit this time is unreal. So is the fresh blackberry. In the past, he’s made a melon ice cream very similar to those Korean melon bars, along with a dragonfruit and friends flavor. Occasionally, a certain, new flavor won’t be amazing, but all in all, I keep coming back.
I feel with Antico, along with the usual suspects, LA is in a pretty good spot for ice cream these days. I’ve only had Antico’s vanilla pistachio–and while that was fantastic, I’m not entirely sure I preferred it to some of Chul’s flavors.
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