Summertime may still be a few months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about ice cream—especially if you live in Los Angeles, where it’s almost always 80 degrees and sunny. So we turned to our West Coast Elizabeth Street moms, who definitely know where to go for the best ice cream in Los Angeles. From small batch and organic ice cream to vegan and sustainable, our moms are scoop connoisseurs. Read on to see a roundup of Los Angeles’ best ice scream spots.
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Sweet Rose Creamery
This beloved ice cream shop, a favorite of Elizabeth Street moms Minnie Mortimer and Elizabeth Stewart, is located in Brentwood Country Mart, home to chic and cool boutiques from around the world. Sweet Rose Creamery uses organic, high-quality ingredients to churn out small batches of delicious ice cream. All toppings, cones, sauces and ice cream sandwiches are made from scratch every day. The Verve French roast coffee milk shake is a must for moms who need a pick me up!
Vegan ice cream may not sound so appetizing, but when it’s homemade and comes in caramel sea salt flavor, it’s beyond delicious. Kind Kreme, which is located within two healthy restaurants in the L.A. area (Sage in Echo Park and Sage Farm Plant Based Bistro and Beer Garden in Culver City), offers dairy-free frozen desserts at their finest. The ice creams are made with non-dairy milks and come in amazing flavor combos, such as chocolate cherry nib, maple pecan, and honey chai. No wonder Shana Muldoon Zappa is a fan.
One of the most loved ice cream parlors and bakeshops in Los Angeles, Milk serves up classic ice cream sundaes as well as more inventive fare. Their Milky Way Malt and Warm Ooey Gooey Chocolate Sundae are legendary. Elizabeth Street mom Amanda Luttrell Garrigus loves this classic fountain shop for family outings.