by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
As seen on ABC 7 ... Summer may be over, but the heat is on in LA. From exotic homemade ice cream to fruit paletas and unusual gelatos, find out where to go for frozen treats in LA and beyond.
Updated: September 27, 2010
Iranian brothers Medhi and Mashti have been serving homemade, all-natural ice cream for more than 30 years at this strip mall treasure. Here you'll find exotic flavors like saffron, rosewater, ginger and lavender alongside more classic flavors, including the creamiest peanut butter ice cream you'll ever have.
This outdoor cafe on the Sunset Strip is celeb-spotting central, but more there's more here than meets than eye. The gelato offered in some 30 flavors is a labor of love by owner Tony Riviera himself, the "only gelato master on the West Coast."
This family-owned gelateria beckons sweet-tooths from all over Los Angeles. Those willing to make the drive are rewarded with delicious homemade gelato and sorbetto in flavors like Ciocc al Sale, Yogurt all'Olio, Pistacchio and Goat & Nibs.
Talk about frozen desserts! Handel's is where you can get frozen hot chocolate, smoothies, sundaes, waffle bowls, Hurricanes, shakes, floats, ices, Handel's Pops (ice cream covered in dark chocolate served on a stick), low-fat/non-fat/sugar-free frozen yogurt, and of course, ice cream in every imaginable flavor.
This widely acclaimed sweet shop originally started in Santa Barbara in 1949 and their pledge continues today: that all their ice creams and fruit ices are free of synthetics and imitation flavorings, artificial stabilizers or fillers. See, eating ice cream is good for you!