Smitten Ice Cream 9 Unique Los Angeles Ice Cream Spots You Need To Know About

Charcoal and Pineapple Soft Serve at Bae


Bae's vivid shades of soft serve ice cream are perfect for snapping some Instagram food pics, but you'll also fall in love with their flavors. One of our favorites at Bae is their activated charcoal and pineapple soft serve- it may sound weird, but it's irresistibly good.

BAE Little Tokyo
369 E. 2nd St
Los Angeles CA, 90012
(213) 266-8899

Glazed Bun Ice Cream Sandwiches at Afters


Afters has become another of our favorites thanks to its handmade flavors, such as Cookie Monster and Jasmine Milk Tea. But our go-to at Afters is the Milky Bun - a glazed bun stuffed with creamy ice cream, heated to create a gorgeously oozy sweet treat. Oh, and check out their, "Anti Diet Diet Club" merch on their website. 

Afters Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich at The Coolhaus Shop


Ice cream sandwiches have never been offered in more variety than at The Coolhaus Shop. Pick from a vast range of ice cream flavors - brown butter candied bacon and balsamic fig and mascarpone are a few to try - then choose your cookie. From Snickerdoodle to S'Mores, and Whoopie Pies to Fruity Pebbles, you're truly spoiled for choice.

Coolhaus is L.A. born but they can be found on both coasts and even somewhere in-between. 

The Coolhaus Shop

Multiple Location

Authentic Japanese Mochi Ice Cream from Mikawaya


If you want a taste of authentic Japanese mochi ice cream, check out Mikawaya. They specialize in Japanese desserts and offer a variety of ice cream flavors wrapped in delicious mochi, soft, chewy dough that's a bit like a marshmallow. Give the Red Bean and Matcha Green Tea flavors a try.

118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 624-1681

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at Smitten Ice Cream

Every single ice cream is churned to order at Smitten, thanks to their use of liquid nitrogen which freezes fresh cream within 90 seconds to create unbelievably smooth ice cream. They also use hand-rolled waffle cones which are perfectly crisp.

Smitten Ice Cream

Multiple Locations


At Smitten Ice Cream liquid nitrogen is used to freezes fresh cream within 90 seconds to create unbelievably smooth ice cream.

Incredible Authentic Gelato from Grom Malibu

High quality, fresh ingredients, delicious seasonal flavors, and zero artificial colors or preservatives - you can't get a more authentic gelato experience than that. Be sure to add a dollop of Grom's hand-whipped cream on the top for extra indulgence.

Grom Malibu
3888 Cross Creek Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 456-9797

Crazy Soft Serve Flavors at Little Damage


This family-run business is continually dreaming up new ice cream flavors - Unicorn Tears being our favorite - you will return time and time again for a unique experience. Little Damage uses hand-rolled black cones colored with activated charcoal, too.

Little Damage
700 S Spring St
Los Angeles, California
(213) 628-3443

Indulgent Ice Cream Sundaes at Milk


For the ultimate in ice cream indulgence, head to Milk to try one of their incredible desserts. They've got a classic Everyday Sundae with hot butterscotch, whipped cream, and peanuts, or you can opt for a Brownie or Blondie sundae in which ice cream, sauce, and toppings are piled up on a gooey, baked treat. There is so much more including ice cream macs, cookies, shakes, and cakes. 

The Milk Shop

Multiple Locations

Epic Frozen Yogurt at The Bigg Chill


Had your fill of ice cream? Frozen yogurt is a refreshing change, and The Bigg Chill offers a range of both classic and unique flavors with plenty of toppings to choose from. You can even order frozen yogurt pies which are perfect for any celebrations. And let's not forget their edible VEGAN cookie dough.

The Big Chill
10850 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 475-1070

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