Best Ice Cream Parlors in Los Angeles

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Best Ice Cream Parlors in Los Angeles

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The weather is getting just a touch warmer now that LA’s 15 seconds of winter are gone. Warmer Spring temperatures followed by blazing hot Summer weather calls for cool treats like ice cream. So we’ve gathered up the 10 best ice cream spots in Los Angeles just for you.

Small Batch

12222 Venice Blvd.
Mar Vista, CA 90066
(424) 289-9552

Small Batch ice cream is the latest venture from the team behind Playa Provisions and Da Kikokiko, Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, along with Pastry Chef Lindsay Kirk. Look for whimsical flavors like Banana Cream Pie, Cereal Milk, and Mango sorbet with Chamoy, among many others. They’ve got milk shakes, sundaes, and they’re also serving up ice cream pies, cakes, baked goods, popsicles, and candy.

Sweet Rose Creamery

7565 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 260-2663

Sweet Rose is a small batch ice cream shop that focuses on local, organic ingredients and farmer’s market fruits and produce (mainly from the Santa Monica Farmers Market). Sweet Rose pasteurizes on site and makes all ice cream, sorbets, and dairy free ice creams and cones on premises from scratch. They feature at least 5 classic flavors daily and 10+ seasonal flavors daily.

Ice Cream Lab in Beverly Hills

9461 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 795-6505

Ice Cream Lab’s idea revolves around the molecular gastronomy cooking concept, utilizing liquid nitrogen as the style of preparation to instantly freeze different natural ingredients into ice cream. The type of ice cream has come to be known as “Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream,” and is notably more flavorful than typical manufactured ice cream, primarily due to its preparation process.

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream – Grand Central Market

317 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 624-2378

For almost 70 years, McConnell’s has been making their impeccable ice cream the same way – from scratch, in small batches, with Central Coast, grass-grazed milk & cream that they pasteurize at their creamery at The Old Dairy, and the finest local, sustainable and organic, raw ingredients, sourced from partner farms, artisans and purveyors.

Scoops – Westside

3400 Overland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(323) 405-7055

Open Monday through Saturdays only, Chef Tai Kim is the man behind the local chain Scoops in the Westside. The no frills ice cream shop features a rotating list of regular and non-dairy flavors, boasting creative combinations using multiple ingredients. Popular flavors run out quickly, so get in early.


7290 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455

Milk is a quintessential corner ice cream shop, where the only ingredients that matter are freshness, quality, & flavor. Milk serves up the ultimate indulgence with premium ice creams and sorbets, but that’s not all because they also whip up delicious baked goods, salads, & savory comfort foods.

Carmela Ice Cream

2495 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 797-1405

Established in 2007, Carmela offers artisan ice cream and sorbets with seasonally inspired flavors such as basil and lavender honey from locally grown and organic herbs, spices and flowers. Everyday flavors include Brown Sugar Vanilla, Lemon Basil Sorbet and Strawberry Buttermilk, while seasonal flavors can include Brown Butter Sage and Pear Wine Sorbet.


1824 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-6533

A family owned and operated business, Fosselman’s has been scooping the most delicious ice cream to customers for over 90 years. Completely family friendly, the kids will love the candy selection and you’ll love the 48 ice cream flavors to choose from.

Salt & Straw

240 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 466-0485

Cousins Kim and Tyler Malek’s Portland based creamery, Salt & Straw, has gained fast popularity with their hand made fresh small batch seasonal scoops here in LA. When they launched here in LA, they crafted a new flavor just for us: a Meyer lemon buttermilk custard with ribbons of blueberry jam that they serve alongside some of their classics like salted caramel ribbon and snicker doodle.


3377 Wilshire Blvd Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 380-4663

HoneyMee only offers 5 things on the menu, but don’t let the small menu fool you, HoneyMee is offering sweet, smooth, all-natural ice cream. Its subtle floral honey and not-at-all-icy soft serve is sure to be the subject of your summer food fantasies.


59 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103
(310) 424-5559

Coolhaus begn as a food truck and became so popular, so quickly that they opened shops in Culver City and Pasadena. Their ice cream parlors are known for selling gourmet, handmade and unique flavors such as Guinness Chip, Chicken and Waffles, and Lucky Charms.



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