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Does summer have you screaming for ice cream? Us too.  What better way to cool off than by sinking your teeth into LA’s most delectable choices.

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712 N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 906-2649

This is not your typical ice cream store. The list of 18 different flavors change on a daily basis with ingredients that you never thought possible. Looking for Guinness Tiramisu, Pear Riesling or Lavender Coconut? Well look no further because if it sounds tasty, they make it. Owner, Tai Kim, a graduate of art school and cooking school — CalArts and Portland’s Western Culinary Institute – shops the ethnic markets every day to make sure every visit is an adventure. If you’re lactose intolerant, there are more than a few non-dairy and soy based choices.

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7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455
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Located in West Hollywood, Milk is the ultimate ice cream party. With a Sundae Station, Dipping Station and Blending Station, you can enjoy their homemade ice cream in many ways. Choose from traditional favorites like strawberry, chocolate and vanilla or indulge in one of their specialties: Nutella, Blueberry Crumble Pie, Salty Caramel or Banana Dulce De Leche.

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Fosselman’s Ice Cream

1824 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 282-6533
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The Fosselman family has been making their high quality ice cream for over 91 years. The scoops are generous at this ice cream parlor that serves up 48 flavors including unique ones like Lychee, Macapuno (coconut flesh), Taro, Black Walnut and Spumoni. If cones aren’t your thing, try one of their signature cakes or ice cream pies.

Wonder where “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” comes from?

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Hans’ Homemade Ice Cream

3640 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 979-8815
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How long has it been since you have been to a traditional ice cream parlor? As you open the doors at Hans Biermann’s shop, you are taken back to a simpler and more peaceful time where families are smiling and sharing a sundae. Tuck yourself into a cozy booth and feast on
two of their most popular flavors, Praline Pecan and Swiss Orange Chip (chocolate orange) or get them to pack you a half pint or half gallon to take home. 1972.

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Vintage Longboards Ice Cream Truck

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A surfboard takes time, precision, and care to make. Here, using the same philosophy the Vintage Longboards truck offers ice cream bars carefully crafted with the same reverence. Pick your flavor – Mangos n’ Cream, Lime Strawberry — the chocolate you would like it dipped into, and then the topping you want your bar rolled in. Custom ice cream to your own liking in minutes — enjoy the ride!

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Bennett’s Ice Cream

Farmers Market, Stall #548
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6786
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People have been watching Scott Bennett through his kitchen window at the Farmer’s Market, mixing fresh ice cream from fresh ingredients since 1963. It’s yummy and the Blue Ribbons he’s won for his rich flavors (they’re hung all over the shop) prove it. Try the award-winning, White Chocolate Raspberry, Fancy Nancy (coffee ice cream with caramel and banana), Choffee Choffee (chocolate and coffee mixed together with bits of toffee covered in chocolate) or the Cabernet Sauvignon Sorbet.

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Sweet Rose Creamery

Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St., Ste. 51
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 260-2663
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As kids in Santa Monica, Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, who also own Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen and Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe grew up going to the Brentwood Country Mart with family and friends to eat comfort food. That comfort is the vibe they’ve created in their neighborhood ice cream shop. Tartine Bakery alum Shiho Yoshikawa from San Francisco is the Ice Cream Chef and mastermind behind creations like Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Caffe Luxxe Coffee Milk Shake or a Butterscotch Crunch Sundae.

Kathleen L. is a serious foodie with a “Katastrophic” Life. Check out her blog http://www.kats9lives.com.