With the LA summer soon stretching long into the fall months, it is safe to say that Angelenos are staying cool and satisfying their “sweet tooths” with the many incredible and innovative ice cream parlors in the neighborhood. Satisfy your own cravings with one of these legendary spots special to LA!
If you care as much about the ingredients as you do the final product, Sweet Rose Creamery delivers the best of both worlds: whipping up small batches of hand crafted ice cream daily and using only the best farm and farmer’s market fresh ingredients they can gather. Their delicious ice creams, including flavors like Blueberry Muffin and Salted Caramel, are lovingly created in a GMO free Kosher Kitchen and will delight your taste buds on a hot summer night.
Insider Tip: The line is half the fun at the West Hollywood location as many celebs have been spotted indulging their sweet fix at this ice cream cool zone!
Five thousand Yelp Reviewers can’t be wrong; Milk is undoubtedly the OG of the LA trendy ice cream scene! With lines pouring out the doors and around the building, the fantastic creations include macaroon ice cream sandwiches and a gourmet take on the nostalgic homemade strawberry crunch bars from your childhood. Every great LA trip deserves a stop at MILK to see what the ‘hype’ is all about and to realize it is deserving!
Insider Tip: While they have amazing scoopable flavors, this place is well-known for its freezer box creations; don’t miss the macaroon sandwiches and hand dipped ice cream bars!
Coolhaus is the new age of ice cream sandwiches. While we all love a tried and true chocolate chip cookie vanilla ice cream sandwich, Coolhaus has elaborated on this oldie but goodie with dozens of tasty and innovative concoctions. If you track down their truck or hit their ‘Sammie’ shop in nearby Culver City, you can create your own sweet treat. Good news is if you can’t get to the source you can always grab one of their pre-packaged perfect sandwiches at the local LA Whole Foods or various specialty markets. With flavors like ‘Frank Berry’ (Snickerdoodle Cookies & Strawberry Ice Cream) and ‘Louis Ba-Khan’ (Chocolate Chip Cookies & Brown Butter Candied Bacon), you really can’t go wrong!
Take Note: Founders Natasha and Freyer have mutual backgrounds in design and real estate and you can find their inspirations in the names of their products. Their Sammies and many products are named after great architects and architectural movements!
If you love to be on the forefront of all things futuristic and fun, Ice Cream Lab in Beverly Hills serves up made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice creations. The concept revolves around molecular gastronomy as it instantly freezes the different natural ingredients into a fresh frozen ice cream. ‘Movie Time’ flavor incorporates a caramel popcorn base with chocolate drizzle and Blue Velvet includes in its mix an actual full cupcake. You won’t soon forget these flavors!
Insider Tip: Call ahead to confirm current flavors; the flavors are made to order and change frequently so check in to find out what is being offered before each visit. Vegans have options too with dairy-free coconut milk creations!
Lindsay Luv Lifestyle Liaison, London Hotel