Vegas ice cream worth driving from L.A. for [Split from L.A. 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!
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)......
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
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.
OH I'M IN HEAVEN, THEIR WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE ANNOUNCING THAT GLACIER WILL BE OPENING A SHOP IN MANHATTAN BEACH !!!!!!