Food + Drink

My Favorite LA Ice Cream Shops That Every LA Girl Should Try

With summer being a great time to enjoy and indulge, it’s also time to be daring and try something new. I’ve found that just the mention of this all-American dessert brings a smile to most people’s faces. It often brings back memories of childhood and fun summers, there’s a nostalgic feeling that arises at the mention of ice cream and cones. Without futher ado, here’s the scoop on my favorite LA ice cream shops that every LA Girl should try!

Afters Ice Cream 

There’s always a long line at Afters Ice Cream because of their insanely delicious ice cream sandwiches! Their milky buns and crazy toppings are a MUST! Choose from flavors like the Cookie Monster, Banana Walnut Fudge and Jasmine Milk Tea! Need I say more?


Live out all of your ice cream dreams at Milk! Choose from a wide array of Ice Cream Sandwich flavors that vary daily or build your own, or treat yourself to one of their signature ice cream bars like Nutella, banana butterscotch or strawberry shortcake!

Smitten Ice Cream

We are certainly smitten with this ice cream! Their Uh-amazing flavors include Brown Sugar with Cinnamon Shortbread, Sonoma Rose and the seasonal Blueberry Lavender! Pair it with their handmade waffle bowl/cone, spicy caramel and organic whipped cream!

Salt and Straw

Get to know your fellow ice cream lovers at the Salt and Straw community! Bond over sweet and savory tastes like Strawberry Cilantro Lime Cheesecake or Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero!

Wanderlust Creamery

We are definitely starstruck when talking about Wanderlust Creamery! With each flavor inspired by places the owners have been to or want to go, our tastebuds are taken on a trip around the world! MUST TRYs include the Japanese Neapolitan and Ube Malted Crunch! Don’t forget to also try seasonal flavors like Corn Crunch or a flavor from their “Game of Cones” like Dragon Glass, inspired by the hit television show Game of Thrones.


McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

McConnell’s strives to leave the world a little “sweeter” than they found it with their 70 year old recipes! Indulge your palate with fine ice creams like Whiskey & Pecan Pralines, Apricots and Cream or Turkish Coffee! Yum!

Bulgarini Gelato

And of course for the gelato lovers, try Bulgarini Gelato! Their gelato features global ingredients and is made fresh daily in their kitchen. Try the Red Crimson Pear or Lemon Custard gelato! Want to take some home? They sell half kilo or kilo so you can enjoy later!


I”ll leave you with a fun quote from Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz. “Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. 

I would love to hear about any unusual flavours or combinations you’ve discovered and tasted, or even made yourself! I’d also love to hear about new products you’ve found that might be perfect for those with health and dietary concerns. Follow me on Instagram to see more sweet treats!