If “grass” and “violet” aren’t words that your family would normally associate with ice cream, then we’ve got a new place for you to try: Posie. Thanks to the creativity of its owner (plus their own handy in-house pasteurizer), what you’re in for is a thoughtful spin on the classic ice cream parlor that hits just the sweetest spot.

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The Full Scoop
Started by Kyle Caporicci, a local dad and former pastry chef (Commis, Thermidor, Campton Place), Posie offers an artisinal array of ice cream, fresh baked goods, lunch, and even to-go pints.  All of the ingredients are locally sourced, and you’ll often spot Kyle at local farmers markets gathering whatever’s in season. The shop takes root along a quaint, freshly revitalized area of Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur, and in a family-friendly space that’s bright and inspiring.

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From Classics to Fresh Takes 
Posie’s ice cream flavors change regularly and range from classics (chocolate and strawberry), to fresh takes (Buttered Whiskey and Burnt Vanilla), to “Can I get a sample first?” (Grass-Fed, made from wheat grass and olive oil… spoiler: it’s delicious!). They make everything in-house from the cookies that go into their Cookie Monster, to the key lime curd in their Key Lime Pie flavored ice cream. Bonus: Posie also has dairy-free options and all of their cones are gluten free, so ordering for your whole family is easy.

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Post Sugar Rush
Once the kiddos are officially sugared up, stroll across the street to Larkpur’s Dolliver Park, a magical little nook nestled by redwoods and the perfect way to burn off your new favorite ice cream.

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 250 B Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, Ca
Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues.–Thurs. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch served daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Online: posie.com

Have you brought your littles to Posie yet? What did they think? Sound off in the comments!

Mae Respicio Koerner