For a health driven City, LA sure does have a lot of funky ice cream shops. With creameries offering selections like Mango Lassi, Lavender Vanilla and Milk & Cereal, this gourmet ice cream trend is definitely one you need to check out.
Here is a list of my favorite ice cream shops in LA & must try flavors:
Atticus Creamery & Pies (Westwood)
The Westwood dessert shop has one of the most exciting flavor lists that will please any 90’s baby. I’m talking about Salted Chocolate Bacon Pretzel, Milk & Cereal, and Potato Chip Chocolate. There’s something for those who aren’t into the frozen dairy confection, with a selection of gourmet tart style pies. See, now everyone can be happy.
Suggested Flavor: Milk & Cereal
Carmela (Beverly Grove)
This sophisticated ice cream shop offers an upgraded version of classic flavors. Immediately upon walking in, the aroma of freshly made waffle cones relaxes your senses.
Suggested Flavors: Mint with Cocoa Nibs, Lavender
Diddy Riese (Westwood)
Yes, there will be a line. If it’s over 80 degrees, a very long line. Go with a big group of friends and have a good chat while waiting for the delicious and super affordable ice cream cookie sandwiches.
Suggested Flavor: Ice Cream Sandwich with Coffee Ice Cream on a Chocolate Macadamia Cookie
Jeni’s (Los Feliz)
The Mid-West favorite finally made it’s way to the west coast. This is a shop that lives up to the hype. From bold flavors to classics- Jeni’s is a crown pleaser.
Suggested Flavors: Mango Lassi, Espresso
The Santa Barbara artisan ice cream can be purchased in nearly any grocery store in LA. Even 711 carries it! However, there are times where tubbed ice cream won’t do, and you need it freshly scooped onto a waffle cone.
Suggested Flavor: Churros Con Leche
N’ice Cream (Venice)
This Venice shop makes their gelato every day. They have the most superb flavors that aren’t overly sweet, which tends to be the case with the Italian dessert. Truly, some of the best in town.
Suggested Flavor: Biscotti Gelato & Sorbet Smoothie
Sweet Rose Creamery (Brentwood|Fairfax |Santa Monica) *Featured Image
Having one of the most diverse menus, at Sweet Rose you can get classic scoops, ice cream sandwiches, bon bons, shakes, pies…the list goes on!
Suggested: Mint Chocolate Chip, Seasonal Flavors
What are your favorite creameries in town?