Top Ice Cream Shops

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Welcome back to Fab Design Co. Today we have a sweet treat for all you melting away with the newest heat wave to hit SoCal! Below we have for you our top 5 Ice Cream shops that we know you’ll be sure to love:

1.Little Damage

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The latest foodie trend is here, and it is black soft serve ice cream! Yup, you heard us right! Hesitant to try it? Don’t be! Little Damage uses all local and organic ingredients when making their infamous ice cream. Their signature black color is created naturally by using activated charcoal and sweetened naturally with sweet almonds. Their cones are even hand rolled and prepared fresh right as you order! For those who may not dig the whole black ice cream trend, they do offer pastel colored ice creams such as ‘unicorn tears’, ‘avocado dream’, and even a vegan offering, ‘mango sticky rice.’ So next time you’re in the DTLA area, grab yourself a cone (or two) and enjoy! Until then, you can drool over their Instagram feed like we’re doing right now.

2. Afters

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Afters ice cream made it mark on the world with their now very popular Milky Bun. The Milky Bun consists of an oversized glazed donut stuffed with homemade ice cream and your choice of toppings. YUM! Original Ice Cream flavors vary from Churro to Jasmine Milk Tea so you’re sure to find a flavor you’ll melt over. With 15 locations in Southern California and counting, next time your spot an Afters Ice Cream sign don’t hesitate to pull over and pick a sweet treat!

3. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creamschi-jenis-splendid-ice-cream-opens-in-wicker-park-20150309.jpg

This ice cream shop, originally founded in Columbus, Ohio now has four locations across Los Angeles and 31 locations across the U.S., so they are definitely not amateurs to the ice cream business! You may be asking, who is Jeni? Jeni is the founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and what makes her stand out above the rest of her fellow ice cream competitors is that she believes in using whole ingredients that come straight from their family farms in Ohio. Some of their popular flavors include: Wildberry Lavender, Churro, & Gooey Butter Cake…can you say YUMM?!? Next time you’re looking for a sweet treat, stop by Jeni’s and treat yourself to a couple scoops!

4. Cauldron Ice Cream

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Next up, Cauldron Ice Cream! This sweet treat shop is known for putting a cool twist on all their menu items. All of their ice cream is made using liquid nitrogen which yields a smooth and delicious treat. This delicious ice cream is then placed on their “puffle cone.” A puffle cone is a nontraditional version of  waffle and can be pulled apart and dipped in to the ice cream itself. The shop cycles through different seasonal flavors so you’ll always have something new to try!

5. Grom

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Lastly, Grom is an old school gelato shop whose mission is to create gelato the old fashioned way without any artificial coloring and preservatives! On top of that their cool treats are made with mostly imported italian ingredients so it will be the closest thing to authentic Italian gelato without actually having to leave the continent. And for those who love frozen treats but not the milk their made with, Grom does have a wide variety of water and fruit based seasonal sorbets for you to choose from!  

There you have it ladies and gents, our top 5 picks for where to go to satisfy your sweet tooth! Comment below your fav place to go get a sweet treat to cool off with this summer 🙂

The Fab Team,

Itzel, Sara, & Edith

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