The temps are rising in LA, so you may be tempted to cool down with a sweet treat. Los Angeles has dozens and dozens of gourmet ice cream shops, but I think these are ten of the best places to grab a cone on a hot summer’s afternoon.
With eleven locations in the LA area, you can get your fix of Honeymee ice cream just about anywhere in the city. Honeymee ice cream is made from fresh California milk topped with 100% pure, local honey. For the truest experience, try the Honeymee which features true milk ice cream topped with a 100% natural honeycomb chip.
Here at Honeymee, we’re passionate and committed to serving soft, creamy ice cream drizzled with quality honey to brighten up your day.
Jeni’s Ice Cream scoop shops exist in four locations around Los Angeles. The first location in Los Feliz sits at the corner of Hillhurst and Clarissa and serves up delicious gourmet ice cream all year long. Visit the shops in person to sample unique flavors like Goat Cheese with Red Cherries or Middle West Whiskey & Pecans.
We are absolutely devoted to making better ice creams and bringing people together. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning and keeps us up late at night.
If you are searching for soft serve instead of hand dipped, visit one of Magpies two locations. Owners Rose and Warren were inspired to create a “a chef-y Dairy Queen” featuring scratch-made soft serve and toppings made in-house. Check online to discover each location’s flavors of the day. If you don’t see something that strikes your fancy, check back tomorrow. Their menu changes daily!
Magpies Softserve is a scratch recipe soft serve dessert shop. We make our soft serve mix and all toppings in house. We wanted to expand the flavors of typical soft serve ice cream from the traditional vanilla and chocolate by creating flavors of soft serve that bring us back to our childhood, flavors that inspired us to become chefs.
Each of McConnell’s four LA locations serves local, sustainable and organic scratch-made ice cream. In fact, their Santa Monica location opened in 1934 as The Old Dairy. The original equipment is gone, and state-of-the-art ice cream machinery has taken its place. Relive your childhood with classic flavors like Mint Chip and Vanilla Bean.
At McC’s, we’re out to produce the finest ice creams in the world, in the most responsible and sustainable way possible. In the process, we hope to enrich and enliven the communities in which we live and work, and leave the world just a little bit “sweeter” than we found it.
You will feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you enter The Milk Shop. If you can’t decide what to order, we think you can’t go wrong with one of Milk’s iconic ice cream sandwiches. Build your own with your choice of cookies, ice cream, and toppings to perfectly satisfy your sweet tooth.
A quintessential corner ice cream shop, where the only ingredients that matter are freshness, quality, & flavor.
If you are the adventurous type who is looking for a truly unique sweet treat, head to Quenelle in Burbank. This quirky ice cream shop features desserts like Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Bars and Raspberry Merlot Ice Cream. If you have a request for a specialty ice cream flavor, they even do custom orders!
Our goal is to provide exciting and unique desserts that not only remind us of great memories of the past but also allow us to create new memories in the present.
If you need a cold ice cream cone to cool down after a day at the beach, you can find just at one of Rori’s six beachside locations. Rori’s takes special care to create intensely flavorful ice cream by only using the finest local ingredients to make small batches of ice cream at a time.
Our motto is to have our customers fall in love with our passion for great flavor and for each customer that comes through our doors to have a huge experience and leave feeling better about life at large!
Salt & Straw’s roots are in Oregon, but the brand has expanded to include shops in San Francisco and LA. Their four Los Angeles locations serve unique ice cream flavors that often blend savory with sweet. Sample LA flavors like Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella, Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet and Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese.
Small-batch, chef-driven ice cream made by hand with local ingredients since 2011.
Smitten has locations all around southern California, including a few in the greater Los Angeles area. At Smitten locations, “brrristas” use liquid nitrogen to quickly make ice cream to order. Food & Wine magazine named them one of their top 10 ice creams and recommended Smitten’s Earl Grey with Milk Chocolate Chips.
We elevate the ice cream industry by thinking from the heart-side out, owning our impact on the world, pushing boundaries and inventing solutions to take quality, purity, positive impact and joy to the next level.
Five Sweet Rose Creamery locations dot the map around LA selling delicious scratch-made ice creams. Sweet Rose Creamery uses only the freshest local ingredients. Eggs from Chino Valley Ranchers, antibiotic-free milk from Clover Organic Farms, and fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the Santa Monica Farmers Market all make their way into their delicious ice cream.
At Sweet Rose Creamery we make small batches of hand-crafted ice cream daily in our kitchen in Santa Monica. We hope you enjoy eating our ice cream as much as we love making it.
In a perfect world these fabulous ice cream concoctions would be available on a gourmet neighborhood ice cream truck. However, venturing out to any of these delish destinations is absolutely worth it. Enjoy, and keep cool!