From the business
Established in 1953.
Larry Mitchell and his brother Jack opened Mitchell’s Ice Cream at 29th St. and San Jose Ave., where it still stands today. They learned the basics of ice cream making before they opened for business and with experience created most of the nearly 200 recipes that we still use today. Larry still owns the business and now works with his son Brian, who’s in charge of production, to create our latest delicious ice cream and sorbet recipes. We have a full service ice cream store, with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream cakes and pies, a full line of take home containers, floats, freezes, ice cream sandwiches and smoothies.
Meet the Business Owner
Business owner information
In 1952, my brother Jack and I designed and built our shop along with our brother-in-law Bob and our father. We opened in 1953, after three weeks of training from a dairy salesman on how to make ice cream . It took several years before people started turning the corner on 29th St. and coming into our parking lot instead of just speeding by on San Jose Ave.
Today, we’re lucky enough to have a lot of people turning our corner and crowding into our parking lot. We still only have one store, but we sell our ice cream to many fine businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
688 San Jose Ave San Francisco, CA 94110