10 of the Best Ice Cream Places In Los Angeles

10 of the Best Ice Cream Places In Los Angeles

July 17, 2022

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There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with a delicious scoop of ice cream. Los Angeles is full of unique, artisanal ice cream shops, but many pint-sized palates tend to prefer staple flavors. We’ve compiled a list of all the best ice cream places in Los Angeles. These are tried and true shops where you’re sure to find a scoop for everyone, from the risk-takers to the vanilla-only crowd.

You’re going to love eating your way through the entire list.

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Best Ice Cream Places to Grab a Scoop

Salt & Straw

Multiple locations

This Portland-based creamery made waves in L.A. as one of the first ice cream places to introduce a whole new offering of taste sensations. With a monthly rotation of unique concoctions coupled with always-available staples, there’s something for everyone.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Multiple locations

With ice cream and waffle cones made fresh on the spot, you can’t walk past a Jeni’s location without stepping in, and you’ll definitely be leaving out with extra pints to take home.

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

Multiple locations

With 70 years of experience, McConnell’s knows how to serve up a tasty scoop. Simple and sweet is what you’ll find on their menu, as well as plenty of dairy-free options.


Woodland Hills

This award-winning creamery is designed to be an ice cream wonderland, and that’s exactly what it feels and tastes like. The whimsical decor makes you feel like you’ve entered a magical realm filled with sweet treats.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Multiple locations

This nationwide chain has been churning up some of the best homemade ice creams since 1945. With over 50 fresh-made flavors to choose the whole family will find something they love.

Brian’s Shave Ice

Multiple locations

You’ll be transported straight to the Hawaiian islands when you take a bite of their fluffy, light-as-air shave ice. Did we mention they have Dole pineapple ice cream? The very same you love at the Happiest Place On Earth.

Sweet Rose Creamery

Santa Monica

Small batch ice cream made from scratch in-house with fresh organic ingredients. What more is there to say?

Diddy Riese


If you love ice cream sandwiches, this popular spot is a must-try. Fresh baked cookies paired with your favorite flavors make for a treat unlike any other.

Happy Ice

West Hollywood

Authentic Philly water-ice served up in the heart of L.A. Part ice cream, part sorbet, part shaved ice, this popular food truck turned shop will definitely leave you feeling very happy.



This ice cream institution is well worth the drive. There’s a reason Fosselman’s has been scooping for over 100 years. It’s absolutely delicious. The old-timey ice cream parlor also features a full soda fountain with floats and milkshakes galore.

What are your favorite ice cream places to grab a scoop? Share any we missed in our Local Anchor Facebook group.

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