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Vegas ice cream worth driving from L.A. for [Split from L.A. board]

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jackattack Oct 27, 2006 10:23 PM

[The Chowhound Team split this tangent from its original location on the Los Angeles board]
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I've driven to Vegas just for some decent ice cream....made an "ice cream and frozen custard weekend" of it and it was worth it!

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    kevin Oct 27, 2006 11:03 PM

    what ice cream?

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      zack Oct 27, 2006 11:30 PM

      Luv-It?

      http://www.luvitfrozencustard.com/

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        jackattack Oct 28, 2006 01:36 AM

        1. Glacier Ice Cream way way up on Tropicana West.......
        2. Ritter's Frozen Custard....in North Las Vegas (they had their amazing Caramel Turtle Pecan Frozen Custard that day!).......
        3.Sheridan's Frozen Custard in Henderson (didn't care for it, tasted like DQ)......
        4.
        Danielle's Chocolates and Ice Cream (on west Sahara Blvd)....good but not many flavors available, amazing dark chocolate cashew or pecan turtles though, really fresh, closed Sundays, featured on Food Network best of Vegas. )
        5. Neilsens Frozen Custard (small chain of shops out of Utah I think)....info here, it's near Sunset Station, pretty good stuff

        http://www.reviewjournal.com/db/dining.detail?pid=1007&s=1
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        Of these, Glacier is definitely worth a trip from the strip, just follow Tropicana West past the Orleans hotel and continue up towards the mountains, at the very end of Tropicana there is a Smith's Grocery Mall and it's tucked in there. didn't try the Gelato but the ice cream flavors are amazing. They are big on TONS of nuts and choc chips etc in their flavors so if you don't like too much, order something smooth like the excellent KEY LIME PIE ice cream.
        www.glaciericecream.com

        OH I'M IN HEAVEN, THEIR WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE ANNOUNCING THAT GLACIER WILL BE OPENING A SHOP IN MANHATTAN BEACH !!!!!!

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        Dave Feldman Oct 29, 2006 02:25 AM

        Thanks for the fabulous ice cream wrapup, jackattack. I've never even heard of two of these places.

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          jackattack Feb 1, 2007 04:49 PM

          Dave did you try Glacier yet? What did you think?

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          Friend of Bill Oct 29, 2006 01:52 PM

          I am a HUGE fan of Lappert's, a Hawaiian chain that has a branch in the California hotel/casino (on the 2nd floor). Try the coconut macadamia fudge!

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            Gary Soup Oct 29, 2006 01:55 PM

            Lappert's is headquartered in Richmond, CA, and I doubt if they even have a presence in HI.

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              Larry Oct 29, 2006 02:17 PM

              Incorrect! While its mainland headquarters may be in Richmond, CA, Lappert's is Hawaii based. Check the web site if you need help on this.

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                Gary Soup Oct 29, 2006 04:28 PM

                Which website? This one lists only Richmond, CA for headquarters and contact information, and no store locations for Hawaii.

                http://lapperts.com/

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                  Larry Oct 29, 2006 04:35 PM

                  Click on "Lappert's Story". It started in Kauai in 1983.

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              jackattack Oct 30, 2006 11:37 PM

              I'll have to try Lappert's next time I'm in Las Vegas. Glacier has an awesome coconut-n-fudge flavor, tastes just like a smooth frozen whipped mounds bar. It's not coconut CREAM though, it's full of chewy flake coconut.

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              Friend of Bill Oct 29, 2006 11:45 PM

              Larry is correct. It was started in Hawaii.

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                toncasmo Oct 31, 2006 03:07 PM

                there are lapperts all over hawaii still!! in some places seems like on every corner or hotel or shopping center. few in CA that i know about also- monterey, sausalito but many many more in hawaii

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