It’s hard to believe that there’s just one more month of summer. But it’s true, people! Which is all the more reason to indulge in one of summer’s sweetest treats: ice cream. We’ve got some pretty fantastic ice cream shops here in LA, and if you play your cards right, you still have time to try them all before the summer ends.
I love the fact that Scoops features new flavors every day—especially since some of those flavors are Brown Brown Bread (yum!), Salty Vanilla Maple, Goat Cheese Basil, and (oh yeah!) Dr. Pepper. Seriously, folks, these are some of the most creative flavor pairings you’ll find in LA. Bring your enthusiastic palate and adventurous appetite to this Westside creamery and you won’t be disappointed.
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Sweet Rose Creamery
This artisan ice cream shop makes seasonally-inspired ice cream using organic milk and cream, and much of their produce comes from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. I could eat a scoop (or three) of their Salted Caramel ice cream every day and never get tired of it. You should definitely try the Summer Corn ice cream and White Nectarine sorbet before the summer ends. So heavenly.
Mashti Malone’s is an ice cream shop that belongs to two brothers from northern Iran. They use a centuries-old recipe to make an exotic, ultra-creamy ice cream that is a serious treat for the senses. The creamy rosewater is sort of magical, and the orange blossom with pistachios transports you to a warm day in Morocco, lying beneath the intoxicating orange groves. The original Mashti Malone’s is located on La Brea Avenue, but the ice cream is also available at Whole Foods Markets on the west coast. (Lucky, lucky us.) The sophisticated flavors would be an amazing addition to your adult dessert bar.
Top Round Roast Beef
Most people go to Top Round (the Arby’s from scratch place) for their sandwiches and fries. But some just go for dessert. Either way, you can’t go wrong. They make frozen custard, which is a tasty spin on traditional ice cream. The peach praline nearly knocked me out after I crushed my fried chicken sandwich and fries (in the parking lot, in five minutes flat, like I’d never seen food in my life). It’s the perfect balance of sweet and fresh, and the frozen custard menu is extensive.
McConnell’s Ice Cream
While McConnell’s isn’t technically located in Los Angeles, they ship their made-from-scratch pints of ice cream straight to your door no matter where you live, which means there’s really no reason you shouldn’t be enjoying it here in LA. My personal favorite is Peppermint Stick, but every now and then I get a hankering for the Churros Con Leche, too.