Take a break from the summer heat and stay cool with these great places in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Cool off from the summer heat in Santa Monica with shaved ice cream. Blockhead’s Shavery makes small batch ice cream flavors with the consistency of shaved ice. They offer a great variety of both exotic and typical ice cream flavors. Add classic ice cream toppings to your order, and enjoy this fun twist on a summer favorite.
Make your way to Los Feliz to enjoy churro ice cream sandwiches at Churro Borough. Choose one scoop of classical or seasonal flavors like vanilla custard, spicy hot chocolate or strawberry buttermilk. Your flavor of choice will be placed in between two warm, freshly fried churros discs.
Take a break from the beach at Venice, and visit Salt & Straw. This ice cream shop boasts unique flavors like “Petunia’s Coconut Mint Chip Whoopie Pie,” and “Wild Flower Honey with Ricotta Walnut Lace Cookies.” Metal tasting spoons are offered so you can try a variety before deciding which scoops you want!
Frostbites in Costa Mesa specializes in creating a “sorbet cream,” which is a mix of sorbet and soft- service ice cream. The mix of soft-serve brings in a nice a blend of rich flavor that contrasts with that tartness of sorbet. Locals rave over the constantly changing flavors and great customer service.
If you’re looking for an ice cream treat in Irvine, try Strickland’s. The texture is more on the lines of creamy custard. Classic flavors are offered and available to be mixed with a wide variety of toppings. This Orange County spot is not to be missed!
Afters Ice Cream in Tustin brings a whole new take on ice cream sandwiches with their stuffed milky bun. Choose either an unglazed or glazed milky bun, which has a similar texture to a donut. They stuff the milk bun with ice cream, and then reseal it so you can enjoy your milky bun sandwich without it dripping everywhere. The warm, toasty bun mixed with the cool ice cream is the perfect combination.