Handel's Homemade Ice Cream is a national chain of ice cream restaurants that started from a single outlet in the 1940's, and has spread into a nation-wide chain. Each store offers delicious, premium ice cream made fresh, in-house by the talented staff. Roseville, CA is fortunate to have our own Handel's, and it's located across from the Westfield Galleria in the Ridge at Creekside shopping center.
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Photo: It's just past the 11:00 in the morning opening time, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, and I've arrived at Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, located in Roseville, CA, to enjoy an amazing early "lunch" of an ice cream cone, at this amazing restaurant.
Photo: As you enter the store, you'll be greeted at the HUGE counter, with freezers that hold the wide array of flavors that Handel's is noted for.
Photo: Handel's is proud to be a member of the Roseville community, and a mural on the wall celebrates the heritage of historic downtown Roseville. The night before, I attended the Downtown Tuesday Nights street fair and enjoyed a great time...
The most popular flavors of ice cream are kept in the freezers, and other, less popular flavors are stored in the kitchen, behind the wall, where all ice cream is made fresh, in-house, each day.
Photo: The counter and preparation area take up the majority of space in the room, and there is a small dining room on the side, with a few tables and chairs. There is patio dining outside, in front of the restaurant on the sidewalk. I suppose the dining room is "compact" because an ice cream cone isn't something you can leisurely enjoy on a hot day!
Photo: All of the flavors the restaurant sells are displayed on a video monitor, located above the order counter.
Photo: A poster on the wall gives you an idea of the size of your cone. On a hot day like today, it would certainly be more practical to enjoy your ice cream in a "cake dish," but to me, that's boring, as it's a lot more fun to eat ice cream from a cone!
Photo: Display is set up on the counter to give you an idea of your options as how you want to enjoy your ice cream.
Photo: Meet Meagan, my friendly hostess, who scooped my "Birthday Cake" ice cream into a cone, and presented it to me with a smile.
Photo: I'm a happy guy, as I'm going enjoy a frozen treat of "Birthday Cake" ice cream goodness, from Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. Thanks, Meagan for snapping my photo!
Photo: From the "Specialty Ice Creams" section of the menu, I chose a small "Birthday Cake," in an old fashioned sugar waffle cone.
The "Birthday Cake" icream served at Handel's is simply delicious, as it was ultra-creamy, with a rich, buttery vanilla flavor, and it tasted like grandma had just made it. Besides the creamy goodness of the ice cream, I could taste - and see - pieces of real cake, along with crunchy rainbow sprinkles, that propelled the "fun factor" to the next level, and added lots of "crunchy" flavor.
How can you go wrong when you combine the creamy goodness of "Birthday Cake" ice cream with an "old school" sugar cone? You can't beat the combination of Handel's delicious ice cream, hand-packed into a sugar cone. Handel's doesn't skimp on the ice cream, as the sugar cone was packed down to the tip with creamy goodness.
I love to enjoy ice cream outside, and on this 95-degree June day, I had to make short work of my ice cream cone before it melted. All in a day's work... Delicious!
The ice cream made fresh daily at Handel's Homemade Ice Cream is simply divine... I can't think of any other adjective superlatives to describe this creamy, delicious, in-house-made ice cream.
To get your "fix" of "old school" ice cream goodness, head over to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Ridge at Creekside shopping center, in Roseville, CA.
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
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