Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in 1919 by three brothers from Greece, with one of their sons taking over after his father’s passing. He later went on to pursue his dream of working in Hollywood and memorabilia of his 50 years in the industry decorate the shop today. Other members of the family continued the business and the flagship store re-opened in 2004. You can find their product being served at restaurants around the city and at the airport. All of their super-premium ice cream is hand crafted using the original, secret recipes handed down by the 3 brothers. Walking by the store there was always a line to get in. Once inside there were movie posters and old family photos covering the walls. Several ‘scoopers’ were waiting to take your order. The ice cream was very smooth and dense. They served ice cream in sundae, cup or cone form along with a variety of drinks.
Our first visit we tried a couple of their original flavors in a cup. Lemon Custard ice cream contained lemon zest and a subtle lemon flavor. Subtle was right. Here I mostly enjoyed the wonderful texture of the ice cream. Tutti Frutti was another original flavor from 1919. It is a rum ice cream with candied fruit and fresh roasted Georgia pecans. It had more flavor and fun textures. I was surprised, but I like it.
At the airport we tried a cup of Savannah Socialite which is mild and dark chocolate ice creams bursting with roasted Georgia pecans and swirled with bourbon-infused caramel. It again had a luscious texture and the flavor of chocolate really came through. The tasty pecans added good texture and flavor. I didn’t really detect swirls of caramel but maybe they were more worked in to the mix. I almost forgot to get a photo, we dug in so fast. It was good.