This summer thousands of beach-goers will flock to main street on the idyllic island of Coronado for a cool gourmet treat to beat the heat. Dishing out classic and modern flavors to locals and tourists alike, MooTime Creamery, a 50’s-inspired ice cream shop, has served as a neighborhood institution on the bustling Orange Ave in Coronado, one of the nation’s most visited vacation destinations, since 1998. The first restaurant for home-grown success story, David Spatafore, principal of Blue Bridge Hospitality, MooTime was built from the ground up and now boasts a second shop situated down the street at the historic Hotel Del Coronado and distribution to some of San Diego’s top restaurants and hotels. To their credit, they have been named by The Travel Channel as one of the “Best Ice Cream Parlors to Visit” and featured on Rachael Ray’s “40 Dollars a Day”.
Churning out ice cream in a fun, nostalgic atmosphere—complete with Elvis statue, oversized cows and old-fashioned marquee signs—the locally owned parlor provides Coronado with premium handcrafted ice cream, sorbet, yogurt and hand-rolled waffle cones all made fresh daily with the highest quality ingredients. Fresh made to order ice cream creations include an ice cream base and custom selection of toppings which are hand mixed and served in a choice of plain or chocolate dipped waffle cone, waffle cup, or bowl.
A SELECTION OF ‘UDDERLY DELICIOUS’ MOOTIME ICE CREAM FLAVORS:
‘The Kids Scream For…': Silly Vanilly
A twist on the traditional vanilla, the bright ‘smurf’ blue Silly Vanilly is fun for the little ones to add bright colored sprinkles or gummy worms.
‘The Classic Sundae': Golden Monkey
A nod to the classic butterscotch sundae, the Golden Monkey pairs butter pecan ice cream with bananas and butterscotch, whipped cream, pecans and a cherry on top!
‘The Modern Gelato': Straciatella
Translating to ‘torn apart’ in Italian, the MooTime version of Italian Chocolate Chip has a cream base with molten chocolate chips swirled in.
‘The Cult Classic': Islander Crunch
Ask the locals and they’ll tell you that this is the hometown favorite. Toasted coconut and chocolate ice creams mixed with macadamia nuts. Available on an exclusive basis.
‘South of the Border': Dessert Nachos
Not your typical nachos, this loaded treat is layered with decadence. Freshly baked waffle cone chips are topped with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, marshmallow cream, and powdered sugar.
**** The Ultimate 15-Scoop: Crown Jewel Sundae****
Best for sharing (or not, but don’t say we didn’t war you!) this is San Diego’s ultimate ice cream sundae, filled to the brim with 15 scoops of gourmet ice-cream, topped with warm hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries.
ADULTS SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM TOO!
BOOZY ICE CREAM FLIGHTS AT LEROY’S KITCHEN & LOUNGE: MooTime will also be offering a mouth watering, housemade ice cream flight at next-door restaurant, Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge from July 10th through July 31st.
[ THE COMBO ] Crème Fraîche & Heering’s Cherry Liqueur, Valrhona Chocolate Pearl & Grand Marnier, Cappuccino & Pedro Ximenez Sherry.