Bay Area LIFE: Mitchell's Ice Cream is a Bay Area institution

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- When you talk about Bay Area ice cream shops, Mitchell's Ice Cream is an institution.

The Mitchell family moved from New York to San Francisco back in 1865 and started a small dairy farm in the hills behind Noe Valley. In 1953, brothers Larry and Jack turned their passion for ice cream into a reality and opened their very own shop.

They started out with 19-flavors which were all made with 16 percent butterfat cream. In the 1960's they were the first to introduce Mango ice cream to the Bay Area and it's the number one seller to this day.

The ice cream at Mitchell's is made daily in small batches at the shop.
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