May 09

Gunther’s Ice Cream Shop

2801 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Gunther’s Ice Cream Shop is a Sacramento classic located off of Franklin Boulevard in Curtis Park. All of the seats and tables were filled to the brim and the line protrudes out to the street. This popular ice cream joint serves up many homemade flavors and also their signature real fruit freeze.

Today, we ordered a 50-50 (half freeze half ice cream) and a strawberry cheesecake scoop on in a waffle cone. The 50-50 was interesting because of the vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two levels of orange fruit freeze. The orange fruit freeze itself was a bit sour, but went very well with the sweet creamy ice cream. The Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream tasted good, but there was no cheesecake flavor at all. The flavor was more reminiscent of supermarket strawberry swirl ice cream. The waffle cone was tasty and crunchy.

Overall, Gunther’s serves up good tasting ice cream of many flavors, but from the looks of the strawberry cheesecake flavor, some flavor may be lacking. The real fruit freeze is definitely a treat, but prepare for a rush of sour. The business is extremely busy on hot weekends, so expect a long line and a decent wait. If you are looking to taste a piece of Sacramento’s history, you will find that at Gunther’s.

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