The spot: Ici, 2948 College Ave., Berkeley; www.ici-icecream.com

The vibe: Handmade, creamy treats set the tone for a dreamy date, day or night. All you need is a scoop of Mary Canales' gourmet ice cream, sorbet or sherbet that she makes in small batches, using fresh, local and organic ingredients. There are 11 flavors to choose from daily -- from lavender and salted caramel to seasonal fruit goodies. Sit on the bench outside the shop and feed each other bite-sized chocolate bonbons, or share a homemade ice cream sandwich while watching the passers-by in this chic, trendy neighborhood.

For the couple who: Are beyond sweet on each other.

-- Jessica Yadegaran, Staff

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