In need of a post dinner snack we headed to our favorite Ice Cream Shop - Mariposa Ice Cream, located in Normal Heights.
Owned and operated by a friendly couple, Mariposa is a perfect example of what a community business should be. Along with the Beatles, Grateful Dead, and Bob Marley Posters; are community pictures and photos; Normal Heights License Plate Brackets, and even Normal Heights buttons. The little sheet pinned to the bulletin board explains all about the ice cream. Just below the little sheet is a note stating that Mariposa Ice Cream was voted the Best Ice Cream by San Diego Magazine - Good for them!
My Favorite here is the coconut ($1.75 single scoop/$2.75 double scoop), and you can taste the attention to detail, pride, and quality ingredients in every bite. The coconut ice cream is not too sweet, rich and full bodied, and most of all, full of coconut. Though I've never made it past the coconut, they have at least a dozen homemade flavors of ice cream and several more of sorbet. Shakes, Malts, Ice Cream Soda's, and Sundaes are also available.
A few notes; there is very limited street parking available, and only 3 tables with patio furniture seats in the interior. But it's worth the hunt for parking for an excellent scoop of superb homemade ice cream or sorbet!
Mariposa Ice Cream
3450 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Between Mansfield St and Hawley Blvd