We’re a week into Spring and in some areas of Los Angeles it’s already beginning to feel like Summer! Here are a few places where you can cool down right now with a nice frozen treat.
For some seriously better for you ice cream head to Jeni’s Ice Cream in Los Feliz. This is the first West Coast outpost and the Eastside sister to the newly opened Venice shop. Generally with specialty ice-cream shops there is always a flavor that everyone loves the most, but at Jeni’s it’s a tie between them all! If you’re just finishing up a climb up the Berendo Stairs pick up a cup of Juniper and Lemon Curd flavor while if you’re just polishing off a cocktail I would go with something like Brown Butter Almond Brittle. Want both? The menu caters to the indecisive by selling each cup by the half-scoop (Two for $5.50)
If you’re craving something sweet and delicious that still has to be organic, possibly vegan, and a contributing partner in land conservation then look no further than Three Twins Ice Cream in Santa Monica. Yes it will cost you at least $5.50 for a small scoop of ice cream, but when you consider that your purchase is helping to save the rainforest AND keep the doors of a store on Main Street open then it’s practically free! Which flavor is worth you investment? Lemon Cookie all the way!
Just when you thought you couldn’t top the organic goodness of Three Twins, Kippy’s in Venice Beach has taken the dairy out too! Made fresh daily from raw organic coconuts and honey, Kippy’s contains no dairy, no soy, no nuts, and no gluten. While you might think this 5 ingredient ice cream base might limit the flavor potential, the sky’s the limit with Kippy creations like Matcha, Double Chocolate, and Golden Milk. Mix and match two flavors in a pretty hefty bowl for $5.50.
My last must-have cool down treat might be the furthest away from traditional “ice-cream” on the list, but you expect this to be the taste you find yourself craving the most at 3 AM on a Saturday night. The cafe Sul & Beans in Koreatown specializes in the Korean shaved ice dessert traditionally made from red beans and then topped with sweet toppings like fruit and condensed milk. This one is the priciest of the bunch at $10 a bowl but it easily be split between two or even three people! Plus you are guaranteed an instagram-worthy work of art with each bite.
Disagree with any of my choices? Check out MyDayMaker.com’s list of The Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles right here and get ready to taste the summer!