Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream Book (Paperback)

By Frankie Frankeny (Photographs by), Paolo Lucchesi, Jake Godby, Sean Vahey

Chronicle Books, 9781452104683, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2012

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


With more than 310,000 Twitter followers, a heaping helping of controversy, and a rich supply of attitude and humor, Humphry Slocombe is not your average ice cream shop. Yet the ice cream is what matters, and they make it in dozens of glorious, unique, and delightful flavors. This tasty book collects 50 recipes for these idolized and iconoclastic flavors, as well as surprising sundae combinations and popular toppings such as marshmallow and crumbled curry cookie. More than 50 color photographs, dozens of graphics and drawings, and first-person essays and scenes from the shop present a delicious foray into this scoop of San Francisco's incredible food scene.

About the Author

Jake Godby is chef and owner of Humphry Slocombe. He lives in San Francisco.

Sean Vahey is operations manager and owner of Humphry Slocombe. He lives in San Francisco.

Paolo Lucchesi is columnist of Inside Scoop for the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in San Francisco.

Frankie Frankeny is a San Francisco–based food and lifestyle photographer.

Praise For Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream Book

"I see this as my little child, in a way. This is fantastic." - Ferran Adria

"These guys make their living creating the most fantastic ice cream and the only possible reasons that they'd sell you the recipes for their bourbon-and-cornflake flavor and the others in this book are that a) they are banking on the fact that the people who buy recipe books are too goddamn lazy to ever make the recipes or b) they are on a nihilistic quest to destroy their own business or c) they are completely insane."
--Ira Glass, NPR's This American LIfe