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The Penny Ice Creamery Lemon Poppy Seed Ice Cream with Blackberry Compote: Waited in line for about 20 minutes to enter this small ice cream shop in downtown Santa Cruz. Entire clientele was student-aged. They make all their ice cream in house, and they had some interesting flavors like celery and raisin sorbet (which I sampled but found did not taste as much of celery as I would like). I got a mini scoop of their lemon poppy seed ice cream with fresh made blackberry compote, which cost a little more than $4. You can tell from the texture of the ice cream that it's recently made - it had a slightly stretchy consistency and a pleasant tart flavor, almost like a frozen yogurt. The blackberry compote was my favorite part, which had the bite of individual blackberry segments. The sweetness of the blackberry worked well with the slightly tart lemon ice cream - I would love for it to have even more acidity! 3.5/5.0

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3/1/2020